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Four Huskers Earn Academic All-Big Ten Honors

By NU Athletic Communications

The Nebraska rifle team was recognized for another successful year in the classroom on Wednesday, as four of a possible five Huskers were named to the 2017 Academic All-Big Ten team.

To be eligible for Academic All-Big Ten honors, student-athletes must be letterwinners who are in at least their second academic year at their institution and carry a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or higher. Five Huskers were not eligible due to their first-year status, while two more were ineligible after not lettering in their first season. 

All-Americans Jaycee Carter and Rachel Martin each earned the honor for the third consecutive year. The duo had stellar four-year athletic and academic careers at Nebraska, leading the Huskers to the NCAA Championships for four consecutive years. In addition, Carter and Martin combined for eight All-America awards and Martin claimed the 2015 Smallbore National Championship.

Nina Radulovic and Rachel Yager each received the award for the first time. The pair will return in 2017-18 to help lead the Huskers both on and off the range.

The strong performance in the classroom highlighted another overall strong season for the Huskers. On the range, Nebraska finished second at the GARC Championships and made its fifth consecutive appearance at the NCAA Championships. Additionally, Dacotah Faught and Samantha Peterson earned All-America honors from the NRA, while Assistant Coach Rick Johnson Jr., earned the GARC Coach-of-the-Year award. 

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