Air Rifle, Smallbore
Year: Sophomore
City/State: Kassel, Germany
High School: Friedrich-List


Honors and Awards


         11th place in the women’s league at the German Nationals (2004)

         Third place in air rifle at State Championships (2004)

         First place in club team league in Northern Hessen (2004)

         State champion in air rifle (2002)

         Second place in air rifle at State Championships (2003)

         State champion in smallbore (2003)


2005-06 Outlook

An air rifle specialist, Eva Richert (pronounced E-fa RYE-kert) spent only half of the 2004-05 season with the Huskers after competing in Germany until January of 2005.  With a full slate of matches in front of her this season, Richert will work toward increasing her smallbore role, as well as aiming for a chance to shoot for the top air rifle spot at the NCAA Championships in April.

“Eva’s got a lot of natural talent,” Head Coach Launi Meili said.  “She takes to new situations very quickly and I expect her to be in the top four finishers at nationals either in smallbore or air rifle.”


2004-05 (Freshman)

One of five newcomers in 2004-05, Richert joined the Husker rifle squad after competing in her home country of Germany during the first half of the season.

Richert shot a season-best 579 in smallbore against Alaska-Fairbanks on Feb. 13 at the NCAA qualifiers and a 588 in air rifle in the same competition.  In just her first season of collegiate competition, Richert competed at the NCAA Championships and helped the Huskers to a third-place overall team finish.



As a Junior Competitor

Richert came to Nebraska as one of the top shooters in Germany. Competing for Coach Howard Buhre’s SV Hegelsberg-Vellmar club, she finished 11th at the 2004 German nationals. Richert took top honors in the Northern Hessen club league in 2004, helping the team to a runner-up finish in state league air rifle. She was the 2002 State champion in air rifle and the 2003 State champion in smallbore.




The daughter of Oluf Richert and Ursula Hruska-Richert, Eva was born on Dec. 7, 1983, in Kassel, Germany. She attended Friedrich-List High School, where she was the ASB Vice-President and graduated seventh in her class. Richert, who has one older brother, Bodo, majors in psychology and management at Nebraska. In her free time, she enjoys reading, traveling and learning other languages. Richert was a foreign exchange student at Hueneme High School in Oxnard, Calif., in 2000-01. 


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