uk rifle1 300LEXINGTON, Ky. (8/28/13) – The University of Kentucky rifle team will enter the 2013-14 season ranked No. 2 in the country for the second consecutive season, it was announced Tuesday by the Collegiate Rifle Coaches Association.

It’s always exciting to start the season in this position. I’m honored the confidence that the coaches have in us and that they feel we’re the second-best team heading in to the season,” UK head coach Harry Mullins said. “Obviously we want to pursue the top spot, work hard to move up and aim towards that spot.”

The Wildcats finished the 2012-13 season with a runner-up finish at the NCAA Championships, shooting an aggregate 4670 to finish nine points behind National Champion, West Virginia.
West Virginia opens the season ranked No. 1, while Alaska-Fairbanks, TCU and Army round out the top five, all teams that are Kentucky opponents in the 2013-14 season.

“Not being ranked No. 1 always gives us the opportunity to work toward that goal,” Mullins said. “We have the talent and ability to reach that goal but we really haven’t brought the work to the table yet to deserve a top ranking. It gives us something to strive toward. West Virginia is a great team; they have some solid returners and are always a powerhouse.”

With the loss of six seniors after the 2012-13 season, including the smallbore and air rifle average leader Henri Junghänel, Kentucky will look for new faces to step up and incoming freshman to make an impact.

“With that being said, we look at polls as what they are,” Mullins said. “We can’t sit here and say, ‘oh we’re No. 2,’ and not work. We have to bring our ‘A-game’ every day to move up into the position that we’re deserving of. It all starts next week with our first practice.”

Kentucky will open its season vs. Ole Miss on Oct. 19.
SurfKY News
Information provided by William Kindred (UK Athletics) your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

1 DOW 17,798.49
-14.90 (-0.08%)    
2 S&P 2,090.11
+1.24 (0.06%)    
3 NASDAQ 5,127.52
+11.38 (0.22%)    

Stock Report Sponsored by

In Other News...

Webster County Man Injured in Two-Vehicle Crash

UNION COUNTY, Ky. (11/27/15) — According to a Kentucky State Police report, on Nov. 26, 2015 at approximately 6:10… Read More

Webster County Traffic Advisory

WEBSTER COUNTY, Ky. (11/27/15) — The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to close a section of Kentucky 1063 in… Read More

Most Read This Week

November 24, 2015 10068

Distillery to Operate in Old Graham School…

by SurfKY News
November 21, 2015 8790

Injuries Result from Beulah Road Accident

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
November 23, 2015 7652

Relative Charged with Murder, Arson in Deaths of…

by SurfKY News
November 24, 2015 4677

Ohio County Most Wanted - Top 10 - November 24

by SurfKY News
November 24, 2015 3312

Man Injured When Vehicle Collides with Deer

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

November 17, 2015 15926

Ohio County Most Wanted - Top 10 - November 17

by SurfKY News
November 18, 2015 14496

Runaway Teen Returns on His Own

by SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

November 26, 2015 2650

Muhlenberg Sheriff's Office Makes Cocaine Bust

by SurfKY News
November 27, 2015 2417

Madisonville Man Charged with Attempted Murder…

by SurfKY News
November 25, 2015 2409

Man Hospitalized after Early Morning Car Accident

by SurfKY News
November 26, 2015 1724

Hopkins County Health Department Food Scores…

by SurfKY News
November 27, 2015 1259

First United Bancorp Set to Purchase Town &…

by SurfKY News
November 25, 2015 939

Thanksgiving is Peak Day for Cooking Fires

by SurfKY News
November 27, 2015 923

Hooked on Science - Pinecone Hygrometer

by SurfKY News
November 27, 2015 819

Farm City Breakfast Recognizes Importance of…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
November 26, 2015 691

Hopkins County Warriors Go to National…

by SurfKY News