Jacob Costa
Jacob Costa


Hamden, Conn.

High School:



Three Black Knights Named NRA All-Americans

Seven Chosen CRCA Academic All-Americans


Rifle Defeats Nebraska In GARC Regular-Season Finale

Win Clinches Third Place in the Conference


Rifle Team Wins Fourth-Straight Star Match

Matthews & Calvin Earn Medalist Honors


Calvin & Costa Register Top Marks At NRA Sectionals

Malachosky Shines As Well


Rifle Romps To Third Straight Win

Black Knights Defeat Ohio State 4648-4602


• Two-year letterwinner

2011-12: Fired career marks in both disciplines ... posted a career-high 579 tying for third place as member of the smallbore scoring unit as Army outpointed Navy in both disciplines en route to posting its third straight win over the Midshipmen ... mark broke personal best 577 set previous week in runner-up finish at the NRA Sectionals as member of the counting unit ... fired Army's fifth-highest mark (575) competing individually in smallbore against defending NCAA champion Kentucky in opening match of winter schedule ... shattered personal best air rifle mark by six points with a 580 as an individual competitor at the NRA Sectionals ... score was third highest on the team ... registered second highest score in that discipline with a 575 at the NCAA Qualifier in regular-season finale ... competed in both disciplines at the GARC Championships with best showing a 572 in air rifle.

2010-11: Appeared in 11 of 14 matches drawing majority of duty firing individually ... one of two freshmen among eight shooters selected for first four road trips of the year ... member of the smallbore counting unit in season and GARC opener at Nebraska ... 570 mark against Memphis tied for the third-highest score fired by Army in the meet ... turned in a season-high 575 two weeks later in road trip to Kentucky for GARC match against the Wildcats ... score was just two points shy of the Black Knights' top mark of 577 ... fired a 570 against USP in the NCAA Qualifier in the final dual meet of the season ... turned in a career-best 574 air rifle score against Nebraska the first weekend of competition for the second-highest score fired by a Black Knight ... went on to record marks in the 570 range against GARC rivals Kentucky (571) and West Virginia (570), along with a 570 in a non-conference home match with Columbus State.

Prior to West Point: Competed seven years with the Blue Trail Range rifle club ... member of the Connecticut all-state rifle team for six years (2005-2010) ... participated at the National Junior Olympic Championships in both air rifle (five times) and smallbore (four times) ... placed third in the Intermediate Junior level at the NRA Nationals held at Camp Perry in 2009.

Personal: Given name is Jacob David Costa ... parents are Marc and Beverly Costa ... sister Allyson (22) is a member of Elon University's cross country and track teams ... lists shooting and writing as favorite hobbies ... majoring in Defense and Strategic Studies.

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