Long before archery drew modern popular culture’s attention through “The Hunger Games” and Marvel Comics’ Avenger character Hawkeye, Long Beach State students have been practicing the sport since the 1960s.
Any student can join the Long Beach State Archery Club as a recreational sport, and a select group also takes part in intercollegiate competitions.
This spring, the campus celebrated the 50th anniversary of the longest-running collegiate archery program in the nation with an open house, archer reunion and dinner recognizing legendary coach Mel Leach, who still teaches and competes in the sport.
Learn more about Leach’s accomplishments and see a video demonstration at Emerities – Spring 2014 Issue.
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