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Huskers Place Sixth at NCAA Championships

By NU Athletic Communications

Columbus, Ohio --- The Nebraska rifle team placed sixth at the 2017 NCAA Championships with a score of 4,676, while seniors Rachel Martin and Jaycee Carter finished in the top eight in air rifle.

Nebraska started the day in seventh place after the smallbore competition on Friday. On Saturday, the Huskers competed in air rifle, where All-Americans Rachel Martin (595), Jaycee Carter (594) and Dacotah Faught (592) led the way for the team. Nina Radulovic fired 587, while Samantha Peterson finished with 585. As a team, NU earned an air rifle score of 2,368 and finished third in the discipline behind West Virginia (2,387) and TCU (2,372). 

Both Martin and Carter advanced to the finals, where Martin finished sixth and Carter placed eighth. 

West Virginia swept the team and individual titles, finishing first in smallbore (2,336), air rifle (2,387) and overall (4,723). WVU has now won five consecutive national titles. Mountaineers Morgan Phillips and Milica Babic placed first in smallbore and air rifle, respectively. Phillips also claimed the combined title. 

TCU and Murray State finished in second and third place, respectively, while Kentucky finished fourth. Alaska-Fairbanks earned fifth place and Ohio State placed seventh, while Air Force finished eighth.

This concludes the the 2016-17 season for the Huskers. 

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