Morgan Alaina Craft

About This Inductee

Morgan grew up in rural Sullivan County raised by a family with a passion for shooting and the outdoors. At the age of seven she began shooting .22 rilles through the Sullivan County 4H program. When she entered high school, her family was instrumental in implementing a shotgun shooting program as the newest high school varsity sport. At age 14 she fell in love with Olympic skeet and competed in her first National Championships in Colorado Springs. CO in 2008. Morgan truly enjoyed playing basketball and soccer throughout junior and senior high, but there was one sport that always took precedence over the rest. Morgan attended Lindenwood University in St. Charles. MO where she earned her Bachelors of Science in exercise science. During her time there she was a member of the Collegiate National Championship winning team for three years in a row and won an individual gold medal at the 2012 ACUI Collegiate National Championship as well. Soon after that Morgan competed in the 2012 Olympic trials and was named the Olympic team alternate for the London Olympic (James. As she came up through the ranks from Junior Olympic team to National Team, Olympic skeet shooting allowed her to travel to countries such as Italy to Peru and from Mexico to Dubai. Yet one of Morgan’s favorite places to compete is in Colorado Springs where she was named USA Shootings Womens National Champion in 2014 and Female Shooter of the Year in 2015. Morgans first World Cup medal in Larnaca, Cyprus was her international breakthrough moment. The remainder of 2015 she went on to win a silver World Cup medal and another bronze and then came out on top of the podium at the 51st ISSF World Championships in Lonato, Italy. With this World Championship win. Morgan secured one of two spots for the 2016 United States Olympic skeet team. She started off 2016 with a World Cup gold medal and at the 2016 Olympics. Morgan earned her way into the final by winning a three-way shootoff against Argentina and Russia. Morgan ended up finishing in fifth place at her very first Olympic appearance. Participating in the XXXI Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro. Brazil was what Morgan describes as “one of the most eye-opening and exhilarating experiences of her life.” She couldn’t be more proud to have represented the red, white, and blue beside the best athletes in the world. Five days after returning from Rio de Janeiro, Morgan began a two-year master’s program to earn her Masters of Science in physician assistant studies. Now. Morgan has a full time job as a physician assistant working in general surgery for St. Luke’s University Health Network in the Lehigh Valley. She is finding more time for her family, dogs, and her passion for the outdoors. She and her fiancé, Nick, are currently working to become certified in open water scuba diving and are to be married in September 2019. Morgan is most grateful for the opportunities the sport of skeet shooting has presented her with and the people and places she’s met and experienced along the way. Morgan is the daughter of Cherie and David Craft. She is engaged to fiancé Nick Boerboon.