Member Spotlight

Get to know one of our exceptional club members every month! We appreciate ALL of our members, but want to shine the spotlight on Avery Irwin this month for his hard work and dedication to our club!

Avery Irwin

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Team Affiliation: Pistol
Academic Status: Junior
Majors: Criminal Justice, Psychology

Avery Irwin was born and raised in Hinsdale, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. While in high school, Avery discovered a passion for law enforcement through his police department’s explorer program. One year later, Avery searched for possible colleges with two criteria: An amazing criminal justice program and an amazing shooting club to match. After visiting the campus, Avery quickly realized that Michigan State University was the only school right for him. Soon thereafter, Avery moved into his freshman dorm, and joined the team.

For the next two years, Avery would be an active member within the club. He attended every meeting and practiced every week with his coaches and teammates. Although Avery had no pistol experience at the beginning, his team has helped develop his firearm safety and proficiency. Avery has since gone to multiple regional matches, a national championship in action shooting, and was invited alongside the pistol team to the intercollegiate pistol championship. This year he will be serving as vice president of the pistol team.

When he is not working on the shooting team or his degree, Avery has other extracurriculars to keep him busy. He is secretary for the American Criminal Justice Association and works two jobs for the MSU Police Department. The first job as a Greencoat Supervisor, where he manages staff to help secure public events. The other job as a Parking Enforcer to administer vehicle regulations and assist the community. In his free time, Avery likes to play video games, workout, and watch MSU basketball. Overall, Avery is proud to call himself a student, a pistol shooter and spartan.