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Senior Riley Edens Is First Female Trap Shooter To Earn Scholarship For Trap To Prestigious Lindenwood University

Riley Edens has officially signed her Letter of Intent to continue her passion for clay target sports with the Lindenwood University Shooting Team. Lindenwood is located in St. Charles, Missouri and competes in Trap, Skeet, and Sporting Clays. They have won 15 National Titles and continue to compete with great success under head coach Mike Elam.

Riley began her love for shooting sports at the age of seven and continued that love by learning American Trap in the seventh grade through 4-H. She started competing in clay target sports in the 8th grade and has added disciplines through the years competing in American Singles Trap, Doubles Trap, Extended-Yardline Trap, American Skeet, Sporting Clays, International Bunker Trap, and Wobble Trap. Riley competes through both the Scholastic Clay Target Program and Amateur Trapshooting Association/Academics-Integrity-Marksmanship programs and has even participated in the Tennessee Junior Olympics.  She participates regularly with her Briarcrest team in local tournaments for the SCTP and AIM, as well as regional, state, and national tournaments. Riley also enjoys competing locally in Trap, Skeet, and Sporting Clays tournaments with the many wonderful friends she’s met from other local teams. Riley has won several local SCTP shoots over her career and currently ranks third in the State of Tennessee for Singles Trap. Additionally, Riley is a member of the Tennessee All-State Team which recognizes athletes who have shown outstanding achievements in the academic world as well as the competition field.

Riley transferred to Briarcrest as a junior and has since loved being a member of the Saints family through her involvement with the Briarcrest Trap Team. She also loves her work with both the Football and Basketball teams as their film crew working to record game film and breakdown statistics for both players and coaches. Riley is very grateful to all of the coaches she has had the privilege to work with and truly cherishes her time with them and her teammates. Go Saints! Go Lions!