May 22, 2005

MILLEDGEVILLE, GA. - Columbia University women's archery defeated rival Texas A&M in the gold medal round to win the national championship in the recurve division at the US Intercollegiate Archery Championships. Sophomore Stephanie Miller placed first in the qualifying round and was named All-American.

The Lions started their day out facing Atlantic Cape Community College, defeating them 196-121. They then took on Dine` College in the second round, winning by a score of 191-165. In the final round, Columbia took on rival Texas A&M, who were national champions in 2004, and beat them 217-189.

"We are all so thrilled," said head coach Derek Davis.

In the individual qualifying rounds, Miller was fourth after the first day of shooting, scoring 588 points. On the second day, Miller came back from a 25-point deficit to place first with a final score of 1241. With her score from this USIAC and her score from the qualifying rounds of the national indoor tournament earlier this year, Miller earned All-American honors along with Kate Anderson of UCLA, who ended up with the same score.

Miller will compete today in the individual elimination rounds in the final day of the USIAC.