The mission of the USCA is to serve as the governing body for both recreational and elite archery competition in college. Its central purpose and role is to develop and maintain the resources and infrastructure that will support and grow college archery programs across the nation. The program is responsible for conducting the U.S. Intercollegiate Archery Championships, and also responsible for selecting collegiate archery teams to represent the U.S. at international events.
The vision of the U.S. Collegiate Archery Association is to establish college archery as an integral part of the campus experience in as many colleges and universities as possible. The USCA works hard to ensure that beginning, intermediate and elite archers can enjoy the sport in college, and we strive to introduce archery to as many college students as possible.
The US Collegiate Archery Association is comprised of four regions: West, North, East and South. The organization is governed by a Board of Directors, which is comprised of a four Regional Directors, an At-Large Director, and two Athlete Directors.
Executive Director Lorretta Sinclair, began as the publicist in 2005 under Bob Ryder. Lorretta continued in that position as well as filled the roles of the webmaster, eligibility coordinator, and assistant director, until 2008. Becoming the Executive Director, in 2008, Sinclair continued her leadership and vision for rebuilding college archery. A staunch advocate for college athletes in the archery community, Sinclair has worked diligently to secure funding for the program, and form strategic relationships with the International and National governing bodies of college sport, FISU and US-IUSF as well as developing relationships with other key archery organizations. In 2009, Ms. Sinclair successfully wrote a grant that was approved which resulted in unprecedented funding which has allowed the organization to grow and flourish. In 2011, USCA had record numbers of participants at both the National Indoor Championship and USIAC. Sinclair is directly responsible for including 3D events along with creating the College Basic Bow (Genesis, Barebow, Traditional), and Bow hunter divisions to make USCA truly an inclusive organization.