Wildcat Archery Club Aims to Promote Sport
Wildcat Archery, a student-led club at the University of Arizona, provides opportunities for students and youth throughout Tucson to participate in the sport of archery.
The club has existed at the UA for years, having been founded under the Associated Students of the University of Arizona. This year, the organization switched over to club-sport status and is expanding its vision.
"Wildcat Archery focuses on the development of archers interested in a sport that they can enjoy for a lifetime," said Sandra Lynn Childress, club president and a senior in the Race Track Industry Program. "Those members who chose to compete at the collegiate level and beyond are encouraged to work with those who are brand new to the sport, as teaching helps us learn."
Earlier this year, members of the club team qualified for the 2014 U.S. Intercollegiate Archery Championships, and team members also have participated in U.S. Collegiate Archery sanctioned tournaments. Several members are training for the Olympic Trials in the fall of 2015.
"While competing at the highest level is a rush, our main focus is that everyone have fun while practicing safe archery," Childress said.
Students of all skill levels are welcome to join the club. Email Childress at email@example.com for more information.
(Photography credit: Ken Sterns/UANews)