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LU collegiate archers win national championship

The Lamar University Collegiate Archers, an archery sport club sponsored by the Department of Recreational Archery National ChampionshipSports, won first place at the USA Archery National Collegiate Outdoor Championships, May 16-19 in Dublin, OH.

The LU men’s barebow team including Cody Sahualla, Shawn Blair and Alan Sexton were named national champions, after competing against 60 schools from across the nation. The three-man team won  a 5-3 match against Georgia Institute of Technology to secure the championship. 

 Overall Lamar University archers came in 19th against more than 500 total archers. Cody Sahualla placed 6th in men’s individual barebow division and was awarded All-Around Archer of the Year. Kylie Bradley placed 24th in the women’s bowhunter division; Sherry Banditrat placed top 15 individually in the women’s barebow division; Alan Sexton placed top 30 individually in men’s barebow; and All-American Shawn Blair placed 33rd in men’s barebow. 

“The team did really well as a whole in Ohio,” said Cody Sahualla, coach and founder of the team. “I’m glad to come back with first place barebow team after getting third last year. I feel honored to be awarded the All-Around Archer of the Year award, which considers my performance at all of the collegiate national shoots of the year. It’s a very big achievement for me, and I’m proud to say I did it with Lamar University backing me at every competition.”

The USA Archery National Collegiate Outdoor Championships are sponsored by USA Archery, the national governing body for the Olympic sport of archery. USA Archery is recognized by the U.S. Olympic Committee for the purpose of selection and training men’s and women’s teams to represent the U.S. in the Olympic Paralympic, and Pan American Games.