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May 05, 2023

USA Archery congratulates 2023 All-American Academic Team

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Archery is honored to recognize those who excel as both archers and students in revealing the recipients of the 2023 All-American Academic Team Award.

The Collegiate Archery Program gives archers a chance to compete on a national level with peers who also hold a rigorous academic schedule. This prestigious award recognizes not only excellence on the archery field, but the hard work, and dedication required to balance a heavy practice and competition schedule with excellence in the classroom.

Katherine Wu, of Rice University in Houston, TX, is among those named to 2023 USA Archery Collegiate Archery Program All-American Academic Team. She said, "It means a lot to make the team. It shows that with hard work and perseverance, you can achieve high levels of success in academics, while also competing at a high level in archery."

The All-American Academic Team is composed of archers in each division and class and based on the following criteria:

  • Archer must be eligible to shoot in the 2023 Spring Semester (Full Time Collegiate Student).
  • Required cumulative GPA of 3.5 through fall term 2022.

USA Archery takes the top 25% (ranked by score) of each division and class from U.S. National Indoor Championships. Archers that are in the top 25% and who meet the minimum GPA will earn a spot on the team.

"To balance archery and academics, I make a schedule with dedicated time for studying and completing assignments," Wu explained. "This helps me with time management to ensure that I'm meeting my academic and athletic goals.

"I also want to recognize that this award is not just to me, but to my coaches, mentors, family, and friends who have provided encouragement and support along my journey."

Congratulations to the 2023 All-American Academic Team. These archers will receive a certificate from USA Archery commemorating their achievements.

The strength and depth of the sport among student-athletes will be on display at the Collegiate Target Nationals, which take place at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, GA from May 18-21. It will include archers who medaled at the Archery World Cup Stage 1 in Turkey last month.

Learn more about the Collegiate Archery Program, or contact [email protected].

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