Campbellsville University Latest School to Offer 3D Archery Scholarships
Students involved with S3DA will now have even more opportunities to earn college scholarships in competitive archery.
S3DA archers received more than $300,000 in college scholarships during the 2015 season at regionals, states, and national tournaments.
As many colleges across the United States add archery to their varsity sports programs, the opportunities for students to attend college on archery scholarships is rapidly increasing. The newest addition to this growing athletic opportunity for archers is Campbellsville University. Campbellsville announced that coach Larry Creason will head up their first archery team on campus this fall and will be looking to join the United States Collegiate Archery Association and compete in sanctioned tournaments.
Coach Creason, an assistant professor of Criminal Justice at CU, said he has been interested in shooting a bow since childhood and became an active bow hunter in 1986. Creason takes over a program introduced on June 3 by director of athletics Rusty Hollingsworth. "We are excited to begin offering co-ed Archery as our newest sport this fall," Athletic Director Randy Hollingsworth said. "I am pleased to announce that Larry Creason will be our first coach as we get this program started. Larry has experience with competitive Archery, holds certification as an instructor and will receive his Level II certification this summer."
S3DA provides 3-D archery opportunities for youth in afterschool settings, as well as with archery-affiliated clubs and businesses in their communities. S3DA places special emphasis on archery education, conservation, and bowhunting. Started in December 2012 by the Scholastic Archery Association, S3DA has grown exponentially as a next step program to follow introductory programs offered as part of 4-H or the National Archery in Schools Program. S3DA addresses the need for a program to bridge beginning target archery experience and more advanced activities such as 3-D shooting and bowhunting. The program currently operates in 23 states with hundreds of certified coaches serving
thousands of young archers, grades 3–12.