Lincoln, Neb. - The Nebraska rifle team announced the signing of two top recruits for the 2013-14 season on Wednesday. Head Coach Stacy Underwood and the Huskers will welcome Jaycee Carter and Rachel Martin to Lincoln next season and will count on them for immediate contributions.
A native of Live Oak, Calif., Carter was a finalist in the 2012 Junior Olympic National Shooting Air Gun Championships and finished as the top J2. Carter attends Sutter High School, where she was part of the rifle team that won the 2012 Junior Olympical National Championship.
"Jaycee will enter our program with a great skill set," Underwood said. "Her competitive drive to achieve her goals will make her an integral part of this program on the range, in the classroom and in the community."
Martin hails from Peralta, N.M., and was a finalist in the 2012 Junior Olympic National Shooting Smallbore Championships. She finished in sixth place overall and as the top J2 shooter in the competition.
"Rachel will arrive to our program as a skilled competitor in both smallbore and air rifle," Underwood said. "Her discipline and work ethic in her shooting blends perfectly with our program's training. We are excited to watch her develop."
The Huskers hold an 8-3 record at the midpoint of their 2012-13 campaign, including a 2-1 mark in GARC action. NU will return to the range on Jan. 12, when they host Air Force at the NU Rifle Range in Lincoln. The match is slated for an 8 a.m. CST start.