The Southern Illinois University Shooting Team has been reinstated as an officially SIU club for three years now. Before that, the team was active in the 1990s. The team feels moving towards a competitive environment. They believe 2015-16 school year was a transition year for the club.
In 2013-14, the club had a total of seven active members. In 2015-16, they had 20 and now in 2016-17, they have 35 members.
Earlier in the spring, US Representative Mike Bost had a meet and greet with the team. Right now, the team is looking for sponsorships from local business to help fund the team the chance to compete in more tournament.
Last October, club president Emerald Sanders won best female shooter at a tournament in October.