Tullahoma 7th Grader Ashley Scott Becomes 1st National Champion From State's NASP Program

Friday, May 17, 2019
Ashley Scott, who was the overall top female shooter at Tennessee NASP State Championships, won first place in the Middle School Division at the NASP National Championships.
Ashley Scott, who was the overall top female shooter at Tennessee NASP State Championships, won first place in the Middle School Division at the NASP National Championships.

Ashley Scott, a seventh grader at Tullahoma’s East Middle School, became the first student from Tennessee’s National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) to win a national championship. The individual honor came at the 2019 National NASP Tournament May 9-11 at the Louisville Ky. Fair and Exposition Center.

Ashley shot a 295 (out of a possible 300) as did Madalyn Weiss, an eighth grader from Portage Central (Mich.) school. Both girls received first place honors for top shooter in the Middle School Division.

A record number of archers, just shy of 15,000 (14,946), competed in the Elementary, Middle and High school divisions. Each shooter competed in flights with a series of 30 scored arrows, 15 each from the 10-meter and 15-meter shooting lines.

Ashley’s achievement put the finishing touch on an outstanding spring. She was the top overall female shooter with a 291 at the Tennessee NASP State Championships in late March at Murfreesboro’s Miller Coliseum.

The NASP program, sponsored by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency began in the state in 2004 with 12 pilot schools participating in the program. More than 290 schools now participate in the program. NASP is a 2-8 week curriculum taught during school that teaches International style target archery.

Interested in archery and NASP, visit https://www.tn.gov/content/tn/twra/stay-connected/national-archery-in-the-schools-program.html


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