ELEY Athlete of the Month: Sarah Scherer
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May 6, 2011)
USA Shooting would like to recognize Sarah Scherer (Fort Worth, Texas) as the ELEY Athlete of the Month. Scherer recently topped the podium at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup in Changwon, Korea. She shot an outstanding 398 points in her first international ISSF World Cup and followed it up with a strong 103.5 final. In addition to her gold medal performance, Scherer also won a 2012 Olympic quota spot in Women’s 10m Air Rifle for the USA. Prior to Korea, Scherer competed at the National Junior Olympic Championships in Colorado Springs where she finished with two silver medals in Women’s 10m Air Rifle and Women’s 50m Rifle Three Position. She flew back to Fort Worth, Texas, for one day to take a history exam (which she passed with flying colors) and then departed for Korea.
“Winning a quota for our country is the greatest honor. I am thankful to God for giving me that performance and my families, coaches and friends for supporting me. What a fun experience!” said Scherer when asked about the ISSF World Cup in Korea. Scherer is a member of the National Rifle Team and the Texas Christian University (TCU) Horned Frogs Rifle Team and also recently completed her sophomore year at TCU.
National Rifle Coach Major Dave Johnson praised Scherer’s performance as he said, “She came in on a mission to get something done in Women’s 10m Air Rifle in Korea. She took her experience from last year’s World Championship silver medal, and great training through the school year at TCU to perform at a world class level for her first ISSF World Cup gold medal. USA Shooting would like to congratulate Sarah Scherer on a terrific April and wish her success at the ISSF World Cup USA.
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