ASU Sun Devil

Archery News




High School Juniors and Seniors and Transfer students (and parents)... We know that choosing the correct college or university is a big decision. You have to think about academic opportunities, costs, and your archery future. We would like to help make this process as easy for you as possible.


Therefore, Sun Devil Archery at ASU will be hosting two days of recruiting events on April 3rd and 4th, 2006 (Monday and Tuesday). The Arizona Cup (a USAT qualifier) is scheduled for April 5th-8th... so come out a couple of days early and get to know the ASU-Tempe campus and our program. We will schedule:

  • housing

  • campus tours

  • practice with the team

  • parents question and answer sessions with our Boosters

  • and more...

If you are interested, contact us at
We can't wait to meet you and show you what we have to offer!

Sun Devil Archery at ASU

ASU Freshman makes

 National Collegiate Archery All Academic Team


ASU Freshman, Ted Harden II, has been named to the 2005 USA Archery, College Division All-Academic Team. Harden competed against other collegiate archers across the country and finished 3rd on the All Academic Team.


He will also compete at the USA Intercollegiate Archery Championship (USIAC) in Mason, Georgia in late May, 2005.  Several titles are at stake at USAIC including, All-American status and the 2005 Collegiate National Championship. 

USAIC is also the US Collegiate World Team Trials and will select the US team that will compete in the 2005 Summer World University Games in Turkey.  He has a good chance of doing well in all three competitions having been a Jr. US Archery Team and US Jr. World Team member in high school.


Sun Devil Archery Tradition:

Ted’s achievement marks the return of competitive Olympic style archery to Arizona State University at a club level after a 12 year absence.

Between 1969 to 1993, Sun Devil Archery at ASU won 56 Collegiate Archery Nationals Championships.

ASU archers have been named as All Americans 194 times. Link to ASU Traditions

2004 Athens Summer Olympics Bronze Medallist Alison Williamson is one the several former Sun Devil Archers that are Olympians.


Ted re-established the Sun Devil Archery club in the fall of 2004 and is working to expand the membership and establish practice facilities.  Competitive archery takes dedication and frequent practices which make building the team difficult.



Ted noted that “A couple more Arizona Junior archers are planning to attend ASU this coming fall. 

“They are top national caliber archers, including the current female Jr. National Champion...if we can get a few more archers we can compete for the team titles.”


Ted reports that “the support has been great, lots of people remember  ASU championship archery.”

“We have a volunteer advisor who is an ASU Archery All American herself and we have raised almost $1000 for equipment and competition expenses...We just need more archers!”


For more information about taking part in the ASU Sun Devil Archery Club contact Student Coach Ted Harden at


The Sun Devil Archery Club website at is currently under development.  In the mean time, this page will provides information about the club.


Oct. 16 - ASU Archery Club Training / practice for the ASU Archery club continues.


ASU shared the Papago range with several other groups including the Papago FITA Archers, a Scout troop, City of Phoenix Ranger led program and hunter practice.


Sept. 26 -  All AZJOAD Genesis bows have now been fitted with adjustable “sights”   Thank you Sunday donors and Straight N Arrow Archery.

Sept. 18 - First Club Practice - Photos  10 gals and 3 guys attended.

Aug. 19 - Membership Drive


Lindsay Pian and Ted Harden II at ASU's Club Rush


The archery table saw brisk and continuous interest during the annual "Passport to ASU" celebration held on August 19, where all different type of clubs vie for new members.  60 students signed up for more information.  Another club rush is planned for later in the year.


Ted Harden II is heading up a new collegiate archery club at Arizona State University this year where he will be attending as a freshman. 


Many people, who remember the glory years of the ASU Championship Archery Teams came by to inquire.  It was rewarding to hear the fondness and sincerity.


ASU had a dominant archery team with 56 National Championships when ASU eliminated the varsity team in 1993 along with Badminton and Mens Gymnastics.


Ted will be hosting a website dedicated to Sun Devil Archery news where you will be able to find information on the club schedule, events, etc. His current email address to request more information is


We will post the website link when it is available.  Ted is also working with ASU Student Recreation to establish the club and secure an indoor shooting venue.  Outdoor shooting will be at Papago Park, a couple of miles north of campus.


AZJOAD will lend support to the collegiate club until it is established.