UK Rifle Set for NCAA Qualifier

The third-ranked University of Kentucky rifle team looks to have a sterling performance Sunday at Murray State for an opportunity to return to the campus once again in March. The Cats compete in the NCAA Qualifier Sunday at Murray State?s Spurgin Rifle Range in Murray, Ky.

The qualifier is one of several events held around the nation this weekend to determine the field for the 2004 NCAA Rifle Championships being held next month at Murray State. The Cats took first place in the 2003 NCAA Qualifier at Murray State on their way to a sixth-place finish at the 2003 NCAA Championships a month later at the U.S. Military Academy.

Senior Bradley Wheeldon, a six-time All-American, has returned to the team after participating in overseas competitions throughout the past month and figures to bolster the Cats? chances of an NCAA-qualifying bid.