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USA Archery's Collegiate Archery Program has many opportunities for individual archers, programs, and coaches to be recognized for their outstanding accomplishments. Click below to learn about all of the Collegiate Archery Program awards, how to earn them, and recent award recipients!

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Collegiate Awards Collegiate COACH AWARD NOMINATION FORM

OVERALL NATIONAL TEAM AWARD STRUCTURE

The OVERALL National Team Championship at Collegiate Target Nationals shall be calculated using a cumulative point system based on final placement in each event, i.e. individual (calculated from elimination round), team and mixed team events, where first place is awarded 10 points, second place is 8 points, third place is 6 points, fourth place 5 points, fifth place 4 points, sixth place 3 points, seventh place 2 points and eighth place 1 point. 

All four divisions (Barebow, Fixed Pins, Compound and Recurve), male and female, will be counted toward the Overall National Team Championship. Calculation is total cumulative points (individual, team, and mixed team points combined) of each division.

Each school is allowed a maximum of three archers earning points for individual events and one team in each team event. If a school has more than three archers finish in the top eight in the individual event, only the top three finishes will be included for purposes of point calculations and archers from other institutions will be moved up in points placement (Example: university A has finishers in 3rd, 4th, 6th, and 7th places. The 7th place archer from University A would not receive points toward team championship calculation, the archer in 8th place would receive 7th place points, and the archer in 9th place would receive 8th place points). 

Individual archers who are unaffiliated or are competing for a school who is not eligible for the Overall National Team Championship (fewer than 3 athletes,) may still earn points towards the Overall National Team Championship.

TIES

INDIVIDUAL AND TEAMS COMPOUND AND FIXED PINS DIVISIONS

Archers/teams in preceding matches who did not advance are ranked within the round in which they lost, (i.e. quarterfinals ranked 5th-8th) then by the total score of the last match. In the event of a tie, the tie will be broken by the highest number of total 10’s shot in the preceding match. If still tied, the highest number of X’s will be used to break the tie. Should the archers/teams remain tied, the combined ranking points of all tied positions will be added together and divided by the number of archers/teams in the tied positions.

For example: fifth and sixth place remain tied ((3+2)/2 = 2.5pts each).

INDIVIDUAL AND TEAMS RECURVE AND BAREBOW DIVISIONS

Archers/Teams in preceding matches who did not advance are ranked within the round in which they lost, (i.e. quarterfinals ranked 5th-8th) then by set points from the preceding match. If tied with set points, archers/teams are then ranked by the total raw score from the last match. If still tied, the highest number of 10’s will be used to break the tie. If still tied, the highest number of X’s will be used to break the tie. Should the archers/teams remain tied, the combined ranking points of all the tied positions will be added together and divided by the number of archers/teams in the tied positions.

For example: fifth and sixth place remain tied ((3+2)/2 = 2.5 pts. each).

OVERALL NATIONAL TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP AWARD TIES

Overall National Team Championships will be determined by the highest cumulative points total for all events (individual, team, and mixed team). Should a tie occur, the school with the highest number of first place finishes across individual, team, and mixed team events will be declared the winner. Should a tie remain, the school with highest number of second place finishes will be declared the winner. Should a tie remain, then the school with highest number of third place finishes will be declared the winner. Should a tie still exist, those schools will share the team national championship title as co-national champions.

2023 OVERALL NATIONAL TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS

OVERALL NATIONAL TEAM AWARD STRUCTURE

The National Team Championship at Collegiate 3D Nationals shall be calculated using a cumulative point system based on Individual results, Mixed Team Results, Team Round Results, and Saturday Mixed Equipment Round Results. The National Team Championship will be calculated using a cumulative point system based on final placement in each event (referenced above) where first place is awarded 10 points, second place is 8 points, third place is 6 points, fourth place is 5 points, fifth place is 4 points, sixth place is 3 points, seventh place is 2 points, and eighth place is 1 point.

Individual Competition

Final individual placements are calculated from the total score from the qualification rounds, with tiebreakers being the total number of 12’s.  There will be individual shootdowns by division for the top 3 athletes in each division. 

Individual Shoot Down Procedures:

  • Upon completion of the second round of competition, the top 3 individuals from each class will be eligible to compete in the Individual Pressure Point Shoot Down.
  • Should there be a tie for score and bonus rings that would exceed three archers, the “Closest-to-the-12” tie-break procedure will be used to determine the three positions.
    • Closest-to-the-12 tiebreak procedure: A coin toss will determine the order of shooting. Each archer will shoot one arrow and the arrow that is closest to the center of the lower twelve ring, regardless of score, will receive an additional bonus ring and be declared the winner.
  • Archers will have one minute to shoot their respective target. Anyone not shooting within the allotted one minute will be given a zero for that target.
  • Archers will remain at their stake until their arrow is scored before moving to the next target.
  • Archers are responsible for having enough arrows to complete the three targets.
  • Upon completion of the third arrow there will be a clear order of finish for first, second and third place with bonus rings breaking a tie in total score. If archers are tied for score and bonus rings for first, second, or third, the Tournament Director will use the “Closest-to-the-12” tie-break procedure with the winner receiving an additional bonus ring to break the tie.
  • All four Individual divisions (Barebow, Fixed Pins, Compound and Recurve) will be counted toward the Overall National Team Championship. Should the archers/teams remain tied, the combined ranking points of all tied positions will be added together and divided by the number of archers/teams in the tied positions. For example: fifth and sixth place remain tied ((3+2)/2 = 2.5pts each).

Team Round

  • Teams are comprised of 3 athletes of the same gender and bow type; there are no substitutions from another class or gender. Team Round is shot on 3 sets of identical known-distance targets, one arrow per athlete for a total of 9 arrows.  The 14-ring is in play for the team round. 
  • If the total score and total number of bonus rings are tied, there will be a single-arrow shoot-off where each member of each team shoots one arrow at a target of the Director of Shooting’s choosing. The team with the highest aggregate score advances. If the score is tied the team with the arrow closest to the center of the lower 12 ring is the winner.
  • Overall Team Points for 5th-8th place are split among these teams because there is no guarantee that each team will shoot identical targets in each match; therefore the total score from the quarterfinal match cannot be used as a tiebreak.

Mixed Team

All four Mixed Team divisions (Barebow, Fixed Pins, Compound and Recurve) will be counted toward the Overall National Team Championship.  Teams are comprised of one male and one female athlete from each bow type.  Awards are calculated from the total score from the qualification rounds, with tiebreakers being the total number of 12’s. 

Should the archers/teams remain tied, the combined ranking points of all tied positions will be added together and divided by the number of archers/teams in the tied positions.  For example: fifth and sixth place remain tied ((3+2)/2 = 2.5pts each).

Mixed Equipment ties and points

  • Each school may participate with one team of 3 athletes. Each team must have at least one male and one female athlete.  Teams must be comprised of no more than one athlete per equipment type (Compound, Fixed Pins, Barebow, Recurve.)
  • Mixed Equipment Teams will be cut to the top 16 ranked teams.
  • Schools may choose their own teams, but team rank will be calculated by the highest total score from the 3 athletes who meet the above criteria.
  • Two stakes are set. Compound and Fixed Pins will shoot from the 45 yard max stake, and Recurve and Barebow will shoot from the 30 yard max stake.
  • Teams will have 4 minutes to shoot 3 arrows. Compound and Fixed Pins athletes will shoot first, and then the team will walk up to the 30-yard stake for Recurve and/or Barebow athletes to shoot.
  • Each team will shoot one arrow per archer at each of 4 targets in rotation. Up to 8 teams may compete at once.  Based on the time available, the bronze and gold match may be shot simultaneously or separately.
  • Total score after each team shoots all four targets will determine the winning team, with bonus rings (12&14) counted for ties. If still tied, there will be a one-arrow-each tiebreak with the closest arrow to the bottom 12 determining the winner.
  • Changes to composition of teams may be submitted up to 1 hour prior to competition.
  • Overall team ranking points from the mixed equipment team will be calculated based on final team rank, then by total score from the round in which they did not advance. Should the teams remain tied, the combined ranking points of all tied positions will be added together and divided by the number of teams in the tied positions. For example: fifth and sixth place remain tied ((3+2)/2 = 2.5pts each).

Each school is allowed a maximum of three archers earning points for individual events and one team in each team event. If a school has more than three archers finish in the top eight in the individual event, only the top three finishes will be included for purposes of point calculations and archers from other institutions will be moved up in points placement (Example: university A has finishers in 3rd, 4th, 6th, and 7th places. The 7th place archer would not receive points toward team championship calculation, the archer in 8th place would receive 7th place points, and the archer in 9th place would receive 8th place points). 

Individual archers who are unaffiliated or are competing for a school who is not eligible for the Overall National Team Championship (fewer than 3 athletes,) may still earn points towards the National Team Championship.

OVERALL NATIONAL TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP AWARD TIES

Overall National Team Championships will be determined by the highest cumulative points total for all events (individual, team, mixed team, and mixed equipment team). Should a tie occur, the school with the highest number of first place finishes across individual, team, mixed team, and mixed team equipment events will be declared to be the winner. Should a tie remain, the school with highest number of second place finishes will be declared the winner. Should a tie remain, then the school with highest number of third place finishes will be declared the winner. Should a tie still exist, those schools will share the team national championship title as co-national champions.

OVERALL NATIONAL TEAM AWARD STRUCTURE

The Overall National Team Championship at Indoor Nationals shall be calculated using a cumulative point system based on final placement in each event*, i.e. individual, team, and mixed team events, where first place is awarded 10 points, second place is 8 points, third place is 6 points, fourth place 5 points, fifth place 4 points, sixth place 3 points, seventh place 2 points and eighth place 1 point. 

* Awards by Score Calculation:

  • Individual results from all Indoor National locations will be used to determined collegiate Team, Mixed Team, and Overall National Team Championship results.
  • The top 2 scores in each Division from each school will be used for Team results (2-person teams).
  • The top male and female scores from each school in each Division will be used to determine Mixed Team results.
  • Awards will be provided for:
    • Individuals: 1st-3rd Place Awards
      • Male
        • Barebow
        • Fixed Pins
        • Recurve
        • Compound
      • Female
        • Barebow
        • Fixed Pins
        • Recurve
        • Compound
      • Team: 1st-3rd Place Awards 
        • Male
          • Barebow
          • Fixed Pins
          • Recurve
          • Compound
        • Female
          • Barebow
          • Fixed Pins
          • Recurve
          • Compound
        • Mixed Team: 1st-3rd Place Awards 
          • Barebow
          • Fixed Pins
          • Recurve
          • Compound
        • Overall National Team Championship: 1st-3rd Place Awards

All four divisions (Barebow, Fixed Pins, Compound and Recurve) will be counted toward the Overall National Team Championship. Calculation is total cumulative points (individual, team, and mixed team points combined) of each division.

Each school is allowed a maximum of three archers earning points for individual events and one team in each team event. If a school has more than three archers finish in the top eight, only the top three finishes will be included for purposes of point calculations and archers from other institutions will be moved up in points placement (Example: university A has finishers in 3rd, 4th, 6th, and 7th places. The 7th place archer would not receive points toward team championship calculation, the archer in 8th place would receive 7th place points, and the archer in 9th place would receive 8th place points). 

OVERALL NATIONAL TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP AWARD TIES

Overall National Team Championships will be determined by the highest cumulative points total for all events (individual, team and mixed team). Should a tie occur, the school with the highest number of first place finishes across individual, team, and mixed team events will be declared to be the winner. Should a tie remain, the school with highest number of second place finishes will be declared the winner. Should a tie remain, then the school with highest number of third place finishes will be declared the winner. Should a tie still exist, those schools will share the team national championship title as co-national champions.

Individual archers who are unaffiliated or are competing for a school who is not eligible for the Overall National Team Championship (fewer than 3 athletes,) may still earn points towards the National Team Championship.

The All-American Team will be composed of to the Top 25% of archers (rounded up to nearest whole number) in each Division and Class that participated in both USA Archery Indoor Nationals and USA Archery Collegiate Target Nationals in the same division (maximum 10) and will be calculated by taking the combined arrow average from the Indoor Nationals and the qualification round of Collegiate Target Nationals. The maximum point value an archer can receive from each event is 10, for a combined score of 20. Collegiate Archery Program All-Americans will also be eligible for sponsor discounts through USA Archery sponsors!

2023 ALL-AMERICAN TEAM LIST

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

  • Archer must be eligible to shoot in the 2024 Spring Semester (Full Time Collegiate Student).
  • Required Cumulative GPA of 3.5 through fall term 2023.
  • USA Archery takes the top 25% (ranked by score) of each division and class from Indoor Nationals.
  • Archers that are in the top 25% and who meet the minimum GPA will earn a spot on the team. The team will not be limited to the top 10 archers in each division and class.

2023 All-American Academic Team

2023 All-Region Team results

The All Region Team will be composed of the Top 25% (rounded up to nearest whole number) of archers in each region in each Division that participated in both Indoor Nationals and the Collegiate Target Regionals, and will be calculated by taking the combined score from the Indoor Nationals and Collegiate Target Regionals (maximum five). When there is a tie at the fifth spot for All-Region Team in a specific category (example: Male Compound), the tiebreaker will be as follows: The archer with the most cumulative 10's between both events: Indoor Nationals and Collegiate Target Regionals Qualification Round will earn the fifth spot. 

In the case where a Collegiate Target Regionals event is not held, the All-Region Team will be calculated by taking combined scores from the Indoor Nationals and Collegiate Target Nationals.

East Region VA, WV, PA, NY, ME, MD, DE, NJ, CT, RI, MA, NH, VT
North Region ND, MN, SD, NE, KS, MO, IA, WI, IL, IN, MI, OH
South-Central Region TX, OK, AR, LA, MS
South-East Region FL, GA, SC, NC, AL, TN, KY
West Region OR, WA, CA, NV, ID, MT, WY, CO, UT, NM, AZ, AK, HI

2018 Regional Outdoor Collegiate Championships

USA Archery’s Collegiate All-Around Archer of the Year Award will recognize outstanding collegiate archers based on placement at U.S. National 3D Collegiate Championships, U.S. National Indoor Championships, and U.S. National Collegiate Target Nationals (Qualification Round). Participation in all three events is required to be eligible. This award is based on these three events within the same academic year. 

The award will be presented to one athlete in each gender and division (Male and Female, Barebow, Fixed Pins, Compound and Recurve) at the National Outdoor Collegiate Championships social event.

The Collegiate All-Around Archer of the Year will be calculated by taking archers’ ranks from each of the three tournaments listed above and adding each together (i.e. if I placed 1st, 4th, and 2nd respectively, that archer’s points for the award would be 7). The male and female archer from each division with the lowest point total will be awarded the Collegiate All-Around Archer of the Year.

2023 All-Around Archer of the Year Results

Each region shall elect their regional coach of the year. All Regional Coaches of the Year (one per region: East, North, South, West) shall be eligible for National Coach of the Year. The designated USA archery representative will handle the election and results, which will be completed online or via mail to ensure that all Clubs are able to vote. The Regional Coach of the Year and the overall Coach of the Year will awards will be announced at the Collegiate Target Nationals. Limit one vote per team (vote is by the official team representative). Ties will result in a runoff election. If the runoff ends in a tie there will be co-coaches of the year.

2023 Regional Coach of the Year

East Region E.G. LeBre, Brandeis University
North Region Craig Holycross, Muskingum University
West Region Kendrick Chaney, University of California, Berkeley
National Coach of the Year E.G. LeBre, Brandeis University

2023 collegiate Coach of the year Nomination Form

USA Archery offers Para Collegiate Divisions at Collegiate Archery Events. Collegiate Para archers are eligible for the following awards:

  • All-American Team
  • All-American Academic Team
  • All-Region Team
  • All-Around Archer of the Year

Minimum Qualifying Scores (MQS) for the Collegiate Para Divisions are used to assist in calculating these program awards when there is less than 8 archers registered in a division.

No MQS will be required for the Academic All-American Team.

When awards have other requirements, these will still be in place, but the MQSs will be used to determine the pool of eligible archers. The charts will be re-evaluated annually, but are generally based on the 60th percentile nationally. Due to the new format of Indoor Nationals for 2020/2021 with 60 arrows being shot instead of 120, original scores were divided by two for MQS calculations. 

Outdoor

Division Distance Number of Arrows Target Face Size MQS

W1 Men

50M

72

80CM-10 Ring

570

W1 Women

50M

72

80 CM-10Ring

570

Compound Open Men

50M

72

80CM – 6 Ring

630

Compound Open Women

50M

72

80CM – 6 Ring

600

Recurve Open Men

70M

72

122CM-10 Ring

570

Recurve Open Women

70M

72

122 CM-10 Ring

520

Visually Impaired (VI)-1

30M

72

80CM-10 Ring

340

Visually Impaired (VI)-2/3

30M

72

80CM-10 Ring

500

*MQS is the same as the 2020 VA Emerging Athlete Scores

Indoor

Division Distance Number of Arrows Target Face Size MQS

W1 Men

18 M

60

40cm

320

W1 Women

18M

60

40cm

320

Compound Open Men

18M

60

40cm

346

Compound Open Women

18M

60

40cm

329

Recurve Open Men

18M

60

40cm

302

Recurve Open Women

18M

60

40cm

296

Visually Impaired (VI)-1

18M

60

60cm

263

Visually Impaired (VI)-2/3

18M

60

60cm

263

*MQS Scores based on the 60th percentile of the 2020 National Indoor Scores and adjusted for 60 arrows vs 120 arrrows for 2021.

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