MSU Shooting Sports Team at the range. Photo by MSUSSC
The MSU Shooting Sports Team provides the opportunity for students and faculty members to practice and compete in shooting competitions using various programs. They include Olympic Air Pistol, Scholastic Action Shooting Program pistol, International Air Rifle, Precision Pistol Bullseye, and precision 3-Position Smallbore Rifle. For Marina Malone, a junior studying interpersonal communications, the team allows her to specialize in the shotgun and provides a sense of community. Malone said, “For me, it was just one way to enjoy shooting and have something to do. I knew I didn’t want to do any sports in college, so this was one way for me to meet new people, make some good friends and share some common interests.”
Members meet weekly to improve shooting skills.