Sydney McKay | Photo courtesy UTEP

UTEP Rifle adds Sydney McKay for 2021-22 Season

Alaska native Sydney McKay has signed a national letter of intent to attend UTEP and compete with the rifle team, coach Austin Litherland announced Wednesday.

“We are very excited to have Sydney coming to join UTEP Rifle,”Litherland shared.  “She is a talented, hardworking individual that will bring not only skill but a great team dynamic to the team. She will be a great addition to the UTEP Rifle family.”

 McKay was the captain of the Valdez HS rifle team and her club team during her senior year. She has shot with Valdez rifle club since the age of 12 and earned a letter her first year of competition with the Valdez HS rifle team.

She also took first place for J2 at the Junior Olympic Rifle Competition (JORC).

McKay will join the team beginning with the 2021-22 scholastic year.