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CSULB to Host National Archery Championships May 14-17

Published: May 1, 2009

The 42nd Annual United States Intercollegiate Archery Championships (USIAC) will be held on the CSULB athletic fields May 14-17. The Long Beach State Archery Club, along with the United States Collegiate Archery Program (CAP), will host the competition, which represents the highest level of collegiate archery in the United States.

More than 200 college archers from over 35 universities across the nation will represent their schools in both individual and team competitions. Opening ceremonies will commence on Thursday, May 14 at 2:30 p.m. and competition takes place from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday through Sunday, May 15-17. The event is free and open to the public.

Southern California teams include CSULB, Cal State Northridge, UCLA, UC Irvine, Biola University and Occidental College. Other teams range from Stanford and UC Berkeley to Arizona State and Texas A&M.

The Long Beach State Archery Club (LBSAC), now in its 44th year, is one of the longest running college archery programs in the United States. The club encourages participation for both fun and competition. Members receive both the necessary equipment as well as certified coaching from some of the best coaches in Southern California, led by Head Coach and 2009 West Region Coach of the Year Michael Burnham. The team claims many individual championships and prestigious honors like 15 All Americans, 2 National and 11 Regional Rookies of the Year, All-State and All-West Regional Club members.

For more information on USIAC or LBSAC, visit www.csulb.edu/org/sports/archery or www.uscollegiatearchery.org.