Midway College Archery Team Wins National Championship

Date: 
Nov 14 - May 14

For Immediate Release
November 14, 2013

Editor’s Note: Students’ hometowns are listed in parentheses.

Midway College

Midway College Archery Team Wins National Championship

Team makes history in its first year

Midway, KY- Midway College’s archery team has written a new chapter in the school’s athletics program history book by winning its first national championship.

In the team’s inaugural year as a collegiate sport for the College, the team placed first in the 3D United States Intercollegiate Archery Championship Women’s Hunter Division. The championships were held in October at the University of Missouri.

“I’m truly humbled by the awesome dedication of the Midway College Archery Team, said Coach Cliff Tompkins. “Our team achieved this level of success because they never gave up and they believed in themselves that they could win.”

In addition to the national championship, individual team members also won honors. Sadie Boschert [Camp Springs, KY] earned 3rd place in the Women’s Recurve. Team members Meghan Shupe [Williamsburg, KY], Wendi Thomas [Grand Bay, AL], Sadie Boschert [Camp Springs, KY] and Sarah Blankenship [Columbus, OH] were named 3D USIAC All Americans. And Mallory Roberts [Versailles, KY] also was named an All American and earned Academic Honors.

Highlights of the team and individual’s performances for the season follow:

University of the Cumberlands Invitational - September 21, 2013
Team Awards
Women’s Recurve Division: Midway College First Place
Women’s Hunter Team: Midway College Second Place

Individual Awards
First Place Women’s Recurve: Olivia Bosc [Lexington, KY]
Third Place Women’s Recurve: Danielle Cusick [Fort Wayne, IN]
Second Place Women’s Hunter: Wendi Thomas [Grand Bay, AL]

Southeastern Illinois College - September 28, 2013
Team Awards
Women’s Recurve 1st place
Women’s Hunter 1st place

Individual awards are as follows.
Wendi Thomas [Grand Bay, AL] - 1st place W-Bowhunter 344 points
Mallory Roberts [Versailles, KY] - 2nd place W-Bowhunter 331 points
Danielle Cusick [Fort Wayne, IN] - 1st place W-Recurve
Olivia Bosc [Lexington, KY] - 2nd place W-Recurve
Maddie Sansone [Mohegan Lake, NY] - 3rd place W-Recurve

University of Missouri
3D USIAC (United States Intercollegiate Archery Championship - October 11-13, 2013
Team Awards
Women's Hunter - 1st Place (National Team Champions)
Women's Hunter Team members –
Mallory Roberts [Versailles, KY]
Meghan Shupe [Williamsburg, KY]
Wendi Thomas [Grand Bay, AL]

Individual Awards
Women's Recurve - 3rd place Sadie Boschert [Camp Springs, KY]

3D USIAC All Americans
Meghan Shupe [Williamsburg, KY]
Wendi Thomas [Grand Bay, AL]
Sadie Boschert [Camp Springs, KY]
Sarah Blankenship [Columbus, OH]
Mallory Roberts [Versailles, KY]- Also 2013 3D Academic Honors

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Media Contact:
Ellen Gregory, Vice President of Marketing & Communications
(859) 846-6046 (office)
egregory@midway.edu