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Huskers Recognized At GARC Awards

By NU Athletic Communications

Akron, Ohio – The Great American Rifle Conference held its award banquet tonight before the GARC Championships this weekend. Three athletes on the Nebraska rifle team were honored for outstanding achievement throughout the 2018-19 season.

Senior Rachel Yager was named Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Yager is an academic leader for Nebraska and has been named Big Ten Distinguished Scholar twice. She has also been named Academic All-Big Ten twice.

Junior Samantha Peterson was named First Team All-Conference in smallbore and Second Team All-Conference combined guns. Peterson has been a leader on the team this season as the only returning All-American for Nebraska.

Sophomore Emily Cheramie earned an Honorable Mention All Conference award in smallbore and an Honorable Mention All Conference award in combined guns. Cheramie has shown improvement in her second season on the team and is one of the Huskers’ top performers.

The No. 11 Nebraska rifle team will compete for a conference title this weekend at the GARC Championships in Akron, Ohio. Match action will begin at 7 a.m. CT on Friday and Saturday.


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