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Archery

Club Archery provides an opportunity for new archers to spark interest and development as well an environment for regional and national level competition. Shooting Gold and Bleeding Purple Since 1965!  The traveling team consists of 3/4 members in each of the following categories: Women's Compound, Men's Compound, Women's Recurve, and Men's Recurve. We also have a non-traveling team for those who have just started and enjoy more recreational shooting. That can range upwards to 20 members.

  • President: Amanda Miller, mille5am@dukes.jmu.edu 
  • Vice President: Adam Stone, stoneat@dukes.jmu.edu 
  • Secretary: Abbey Woods, woodsae@dukes.jmu.edu 
  • Treasurer: Amelia Nguyen, nguyenam@dukes.jmu.edu 
  • Advisor: Ben Carr, Carrbh@jmu.edu

In the fall we mainly focus on new archer development and general practice. Spring semester is our 'season'. Starting with several smaller shoots in January/February. The largest indoor shoot is the Indoor Nationals, which takes place in March during JMU's Spring Break. We host the tournament at JMU, which draws in over a hundred archers from all over the east. In the spring we move outside and have 3 main shoots, The Adam Wheatcroft Memorial, Arizona Cup (Optional), and Eastern Regionals (ERIACS). After JMU lets out, we have our USIACS, Collegiate Nationals. The location changes each year, as well as the date. However we usually come back to school in May for several days to train then travel out to the tournament.

There is no set 'conference' that we are part of, however, we are in the East region for All-East and other tournament considerations. We share the same region with other colleges like Penn State and Columbia University.

No try-outs, but there are try-outs to make the 'traveling team' are based on performances during practice and inter-club leagues. Membership requirements are a good attitude and willingness to learn. Even if you have never touched a bow before, we have had members make All-American and New Archer of the Year within their first year or two of picking up a bow. No equipment is needed for beginners. We proved beginning bows, arrows, and equipment. If you wish to upgrade to a move competitive set-up, that is done with personal funds.

Dues vary from year-to-year. However, dues are usually are around 35$ for the semester, or 60$ for the year. This includes basic equipment, practice time, some tournaments, and coaching. Advanced equipment, food, and some lodging/transportation is additional, and changes on a yearly basis. Every year we travel to Arizona for a tournament that is entirely self-funded. The additional costs do change year to year depending on the tournament schedule.

In early fall, practice is from 6:00-8:00pm in Godwin Sun/Tues/Thurs. Later fall and early spring, practice is in 6:00-8:00pm in Godwin Sun-Thursday. In Spring, practice takes place on Hillside field from 3:00-5:30pm Sun-Thursday.

We were the overall team national champions in 1995, 2007, 2008 and 2009. We have 6 Hall of Fame Members and over 30 past/present All-Americans. For more achievements, visit our web site.

Did you know that your donation can directly support Club Archery by designating your gift directly to the team? Donate online. Under "Gift Information" and under "My Gift Will Support" select "Other." Write in "Adam Wheatcroft Memorial Archery Endowment Fund #25888."

Website: http://www.jmuarchery.com/JMU_Archery/Home.html

Contact Email: mille5am@dukes.jmu.edu