Junior Dacotah Faught and freshman Samantha Peterson claimed All-America honors from the NRA for their performances on the range this season.
Columbus, Ohio --- The Nebraska rifle team placed sixth at the 2017 NCAA Championships with a score of 4,676, while seniors Rachel Martin and Jaycee Carter finished in the top eight in air rifle.
Columbus, Ohio --- After the first day of the 2017 NCAA Championships, the Nebraska rifle team is in seventh place with a smallbore score of 2,308.
The Nebraska rifle team will round out their season this weekend when they travel to Columbus, Ohio for the 2017 NCAA Championships. Both individual and team smallbore competition will be held on Friday, March 10 at the French Field House. Individual and team air rifle competition will be held the following day in the same location.
Huskers Take Second at GARC
Akron, Ohio --- Rachel Martin advanced to the smallbore finals at the 2017 Great America Rifle Conference Championships on Friday in Akron and finished in eighth place overall with a qualifying score of 583 and a finals score of 375. As a team, the Huskers finished with a smallbore score of 2,303 which currently ties them for fifth place after the first day.
Akron, Ohio --- The Great America Rifle Conference announced its annual award winners late Thursday night at its award banquet prior to the start of the conference championships. Four Huskers, along with Assistant Coach Rick Johnson Jr., were recognized for their efforts this season.
The Nebraska rifle team qualified for the 2017 NCAA Championships announced by the NCAA on Wednesday afternoon. The Huskers advance to the NCAA Championships for the fifth consecutive year, which ties the school record for most consecutive NCAA Championship appearances. The last time NU qualified five years in a row was from 2004-2008. Nebraska has two top-five finishes in the last four years, including a fourth-place finish and the individual smallbore champion (Rachel Martin) in 2015.
The Nebraska rifle team continues postseason action on Friday and Saturday as the team heads to Akron, Ohio, to compete at the Great America Rifle Conference Championships. Friday will serve as the smallbore qualifiers and finals, while air rifle qualifiers and finals will be on Saturday. The first relay begins at 7 a.m. on both days, with two more relays to follow each day. On Friday, the finals will begin at 2:45 p.m. On Saturday the finals will begin at 1:45 p.m.
Huskers Take Second in Kentucky
The No. 8 Nebraska rifle team begins postseason action on Feb. 19 as it travels to Murray, Ky., for the NCAA Qualifiers at 9 a.m. The Huskers will be joined at their site by Murray State, UT Martin and Memphis. NU is shooting for its fifth consecutive NCAA Championship appearance, which would tie the program record.
Lincoln, Neb. --- In the final home match of their Husker careers, seniors and All-Americans Jaycee Carter and Rachel Martin led the Nebraska rifle team in a record-breaking performance against the University of Alaska-Fairbanks on Thursday. Martin led the team in smallbore with 582. Carter scored the second-highest score in air rifle (593), helping the Huskers to the second-highest air rifle score in school history (2,367). Additionally, the air rifle score broke the NU Rifle Range record by three points.