March 12, 2013
WEST POINT, N.Y. -
After closing out the season with a sixth-place finish at the NCAA Rifle Championships over the weekend, Army juniors Richard Calvin, Michael Matthews and Joseph Todaro were named All-Americans by the National Rifle Association (NRA). They were also among seven Black Knights chosen to the College Rifle Coaches Association (CRCA) All-Academic Team.
Calvin and Matthews were first-team NRA All-American selections in air rifle and smallbore, respectively, and Todaro was a second-team pick in smallbore.
It is the second straight year Matthews and Todaro earned All-America honors following their selection to the second unit in smallbore last year. It is the first career certificate for Calvin, who posted Army's top scores in both disciplines at the NCAAs where he finished 10th in smallbore and 15th in air rifle in the relay scoring.
Calvin is the 15th Black Knight to earn All-American honors under head coach Ron Wigger as Army has earned 44 certificates (19 first team, 19 second team and six honorable mentions) during his 13 years at the helm. Wigger became just the third coach in Academy history to reach the 100-win plateau this year, and he lists second overall with 103.
Joining Calvin, Matthews and Todaro as CRCA all-Academic Team are seniors William Mengon and Chris Malachosky, junior Jacob Costa and freshman Olivia Nardone. It is the fourth straight year that Malachosky has been selected, and second straight for Todaro and Calvin.