Denise Martin was one of three Huskers to make it to the finals in smallbore.
Photo by Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications

Nebraska Takes Third at Conference Championships

By NU Athletic Communications

The Nebraska rifle team had a very successful weekend at the Great American Rifle Conference Championships in Oxford, Miss. The Huskers had three individual conference champions and came in third place as a team.

“I am proud if the team and our third place finish,” Coach Underwood said. “We represented our program well as a team and as individuals; this was great training for the upcoming championships.” 

In smallbore, freshmen Lauren Phillips and Rachel Martin took first and second place in the conference respectively.  The two Huskers dominated the event, as the third place winner finished more than 10 points behind R. Martin and more than 15 points behind Phillips. Denise Martin also made it to the final round where she took eighth place. Phillips tallied a 458.3 in the finals.  R. Martin ended with a 455.8 and D. Martin scored 394.2.

In air rifle, Phillips was the only Nebraska shooter to advance to the finals. She finished in seventh place with a score of 99.5.

As a team, Nebraska finished third in the conference, behind West Virginia and Kentucky with a score of 4,665.  R. Martin and Phillips started the Huskers off strong with scores of 583 in smallbore and Phillips led the way in air rifle with a score of 591.  The team finished with a smallbore score of 2,314 and an air rifle score of 2,351.

Nebraska will spend the next two weeks training for the NCAA Championships in Murray, Ky. on March 14-15. Competition is set to begin at 8 a.m. on both days.

West Virginia (4,700)

Kentucky (4,672)

Nebraska (4,665)

United States Military Academy (4,653)

Memphis (4,634)

Mississippi (4,625)

Naval Academy (4,612)

North Carolina State (4,603)

University of Akron (4,590)


*Lauren Phillips: 583

*Denise Martin: 580

*Rachel Martin: 583

*Kelsey Hansen: 568

*ReAnn Wilson: 565

Alex Lorentz: 570

Jaycee Carter: 568

Sunny Russell: 567

Maggie Mical: 567

Marissa Major: 560

Air Rifle:

*Rachel Martin: 590

*Denise Martin: 585

*ReAnn Wilson: 585

*Lauren Phillips: 591

*Kelsey Hansen: 579

Sunny Russell: 586

Jaycee Carter: 584

Maggie Mical: 581

Alex Lorentz: 580

Marissa Major: 568


*Indicates declared team competitors


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