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Archers Signed to the University of the Cumberlands

posted Mar 21, 2012, 12:28 PM by Stella Chen   [ updated Mar 21, 2012, 12:28 PM ]
The University of the Cumberlands athletic department is one that many envy around the nation. The success of Patriot athletics as a whole can be contributed to its outstanding student athletes, superior coaching staffs, and dedicated athletic department staff year in and year out. As of August of 2012, the Patriots will be offering its newest sport, archery.

The sport of archery will become the University of the Cumberlands' 22nd sport offered as a co-ed program. The Patriots' archery team will compete under the United States Collegiate Archery program. This program is also associated with the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP), the National Field Archery Association (NFAA), and the Archery Shooters Association (ASA). Organizations such as the ASA, the NASP, the NFAA, and USA archery all support USCA by offering collegiate divisions and/or awards at tournaments. USCA supports all organizations that support college archery. It is also known that the Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) is looking to implement the NASP program into its high schools making archery a sport at that level. This in turn can bring in some top notch talent into the Patriots' program.

The archery team, led by Head Coach Kris Strebeck, has already been busy on the recruiting trail this year as he has currently already signed 10 archers for the upcoming season and look to add at least 10 more for the school’s first year in competition. Scholarships are available for anyone who is interested in becoming a member of the Patriot Archery program.

The archery team at UC will begin competition in the fall of 2012 as they will compete in the US Intercollegiate Archery Championships at Hocking College in Nelsonville, OH on October 19-21st.

Anyone interested in becoming a member of the UC Archery team should contact Coach Strebeck at kris.strebeck@ucumberlands.edu.

For more information about the upcoming UC Archery team, as well as other Patriot athletics, please visit www.cumberlandspatriots.com.