GALWAY - Galway High School senior Breanna Flint signed a letter of intent to attend college on a Division I athletic scholarship. Flint will join the rifle team at the University of Tennessee at Martin.
Because Galway High School doesn't have a rifle team, Flint works with Coach Chuck Boykin at the Galway Fish and Game Club, where she practices two days a week for two to three hours. She said she's been practicing for five years.
"My mother signed me up and I was good at it, so I stuck with it," said Flint in a news release.
Galway senior Breanna Flint, center, poses with her parents, Jennifer and George, after signing a letter of intent to join the rifle team at the University of Tennessee at Martin. (Photo submitted)
For the past two years, she's been team captain of a six-person team. The team has traveled to different camps to compete against other students from the United States and other countries. Her travels included a trip to Georgia in April where she shot with the U.S. Army and Olympic athletes. She also competed in the Junior Olympics in Colorado.
Flint said in the release that she either shoots a rifle, such as a .22 long rifle or an air rifle, which is similar to a pellet or BB gun, at bulls'-eye targets.
The senior hopes to compete until she's 75 just like five-time U.S. Olympian Lones Wigger, who also has been shooting since he was 13.
The daughter of George and Jennifer Flint of Galway, Flint said her long-term goal is to either become a veterinarian or an animal cruelty detective.