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July 08, 2016

USA Archery Announces Athlete Advisory Council Elections

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado - USA Archery is now seeking nominations for two elections, one of which will determine six of the seven members of the USA Archery Athlete's Advisory Council (AAC) and the other, which will determine who will serve as USA Archery's liaison to the United States Olympic Committee's (USOC) Athlete Advisory Council (AAC), fill the seventh seat on the USA Archery AAC, and serve as the Recurve Athlete Representative on USA Archery's Board of Directors. 

The athletes elected will serve a four-year term and their responsibilities include providing feedback to the USA Archery staff and Board of Directors on selection procedures, training and events. This committee will play a key role in bringing the voices of the athletes to USA Archery and the United States Olympic Committee.

In order to qualify to serve as representative on the USOC Athlete Advisory Council, an athlete must have represented the U.S. as an athlete competing in the recurve, para recurve open, para compound open, or para W1 discipline at the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, Para Pan American Games, World Championships, or a World Cup event within the ten year period prior to December 31, 2016. Additionally the athlete must be a citizen of the United States, at least 18 years old as of December 31, 2016; and a member in good standing with USA Archery.

In order to qualify to serve as a member of the USA Archery AAC an athlete may be of any competitive discipline and meet the above criteria, or they may have finished in the top third of archers in their division at the 2015 or 2016 National Target Championships in place of having represented the U.S. in a major international event. 

To be nominated for one of these positions please complete the Nomination Form and return to Cindy Clark at cclark@usarchery.org no later than 5pm MT August 31, 2016.  The elections will be held in the first week of November. 


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