Elbert Cly Recognized As Nation’s Best Archer

Nov 15th, 2007 | By | Category: 19-2: Our Story, Our Way, Tribal College News

Diné College archer Elbert Cly was recognized with four separate honors during the awards ceremony of the 2007 United States’ Inter-collegiate Archery Championship (USIAC) in early summer. The USIAC was a three-day tournament hosted at the World Shooting and Recreational Complex in southern Illinois.

First-year archer Cly earned a 7th place ranking in the Olympic Round, an event which involved the nation’s top 64 Olympic-recurve archers. Cly was also identified as the nation’s Best New Male Olympic-recurve Archer. He was named to the All-Academic Team for earning a 3.8 cumulative GPA while taking 20 credit hours and being in the nation’s top 25% of all Collegiate Male Olympic-recurve Archers. Cly also received the Clarke Sinclair Memorial Archery Scholarship from the Collegiate Archery Program.

Coach Greg Redhouse stated, “Elbert Cly has undoubtedly been a rookie-sensation this past academic year, and he shows the potential to be an even better shooter next season!”

Besides Cly, the 2007 DC Archery Team consisted of Marcus Largo, Jerry Manheimer, Amery Atene, Fray Gray, Harold Poorman, Elison Allen, Christina Wilson, Melissa Calamity, and Danielle Goldtooth. The team is currently ranked ninth in the nation and adds to the ongoing tradition for the Warriors — being ranked in the top ten since 1974.

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