NU Notes: Huskers to Open Season Against UTEP
The Nebraska Rifle team opens its 2022-23 season against UTEP on Saturday, Oct. 8. The match will be at the Nebraska Rifle Range, located in the basement of the Military and Naval Sciences Building. It will begin at 8 a.m. and attendance is free for fans.
The season-opener marks the first of 11 total regular-season matches, including eight during the fall portion of the season.
"We are looking forward to hosting UTEP," Head Coach Mindy Miles said. "I am hoping for a strong start that represents the strength of our team."
The Huskers have faced UTEP 17 times since 2001 and have won 12 of those matchups. The team is currently on a six-game win streak, the most recent coming from last season — Nebraska defeated the Miners with a score of 4,95-4,558.
Last season, Ossi represented the Huskers in the smallbore event of the NCAA Championships and placed ninth out of 45 shooters. She will travel to Egypt this month to represent the United States in the 2022 Rifle and Pistol World Championships.
Ossi, along with Erickson, earned All-America honors in the smallbore event from the College Rifle Coaches Association (CRCA). Ossi was a second-team All-American and Erickson was an honorable mention All-American.
The three freshmen come in with accolades of their own – Johannessen competed in the Norwegian Junior Championships in 2021 and 2022, and her team placed first in the 50m 3x40 match in 2021 and second in the junior women's 60-shot air rifle match and sixth at the seniors air rifle mix in 2022. She placed seventh in the 50m 3x40 match in 2021 and 11th in the 60-shot air rifle match in 2022.
Rhode placed first in the air rifle and third in the smallbore at the 2021 Women's Junior Olympic State Championship, and qualified for the USA Shooting National Junior Olympics for the last five years. She has also won multiple Pennsylvania State Championships.
Watts was a two-time California state champion in 2020 and 2021. She was also a 2021 Junior Olympics Qualifier in Air Rifle 60 Standing (593, 44x), and won first place at the 2021 Cal Smith Memorial Air Rifle Match (621.9; 2,440 Team Score).
"We have an impressive freshman class that I am excited to debut this weekend," Miles said. "The freshman class has meshed well with the returners and they will work well together to produce great scores this coming season. A home opener will allow the team to focus on getting back into the swing of things and give the freshmen a soft launch into the collegiate environment."
The Huskers are also coming off a strong academic season in 2021-22. Emily Cheramie, Erickson, Flake and Ossi earned Academic All-Big Ten awards, along with former Husker Kinga Aletto. Cheramie, Flake, Fry, Ossi and Strauch earned CRCA Scholastic All-American awards. Five Huskers also earned academic medallions for earning a GPA higher than 3.0. Flake and Ossi received gold medallions with GPAs over 3.75. Cheramie received a silver medallion for carrying over a 3.50 GPA, while Aletto and Erickson both earned bronze medallions.
Following the match against UTEP, Nebraska will travel to the Citadel for a match on Oct. 15.
Huskers Host Big Red Fall Classic, More Is Possible Rally
The Nebraska softball team is set to host the Big Red Fall Classic this Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 8-9. Admission is free to all games this weekend and there will also be a free More Is Possible Rally before Saturday's doubleheader.
The Huskers will take on Colorado State in a doubleheader on Saturday, with the first game starting at 12:30 p.m. The second game will start 30 minutes after the conclusion of game one.
On Sunday, NU will take on CSU at 10 a.m. at Bowlin Stadium. Omaha and Colorado State will face each other at 12:30. Nebraska will finish the weekend with a game against the Mavericks at 3 p.m.
Prior to the start of game one on Saturday, NU will host the More is Possible Rally as part of a year-long initiative to celebrate the 50-year anniversary of Title IX. The rally is set to start at 10:30 a.m. and run until 12:30 p.m. It will take place at Haymarket Park in the areas surrounding Bowlin Stadium. Attendees are then encouraged to stick around for complimentary admission into Nebraska's fall softball game against Colorado State following the rally. ADA parking will be available in Lot 20.
The More is Possible Rally will celebrate excellence in women's athletics by bringing fans together with student-athletes, coaches, and staff.
Each of Nebraska's women's teams will be represented at the free event by either current student-athletes, alumni or members of the coaching staff. Participants will receive a passport booklet to use as they walk from station to station and visit each women's team. Attendees of the rally will have the chance to engage with student-athletes, learn more about the history and rules of each sport and participate in a sport-specific activity for the chance to win a prize. Attendees will have the chance to win a free More Is Possible T-shirt, courtesy of Adidas, who is sponsoring the rally, while supplies last.
Complimentary Pepsi products will be provided to all rally attendees on Saturday. Chick-Fil-A will be onsite as well as a Fanatics merchandise pop-up tent. The More is Possible Rally is a free event for all ages, but registration is required to be eligible for the free Pepsi products and free t-shirts while supplies last.
Huskers Head to Newport Beach 25K UTR
Newport Beach, Calif. – The Nebraska women's tennis team travels to California this week to compete at the Newport Beach Invite, Oct. 10 – Oct. 16.
The Newport Beach Invite will be the Huskers' third and final fall appearance. The Huskers last competed at the Hilton Head Invite hosted by the Van der Meer Shipyard Racquet Club on Sept. 26. Juniors Isabel Adrover Gallego and Vivien Sandberg and sophomores Anfisa Danilchenko and Lucy Loy all competed and were eliminated in the opening round. Sophomore Ana Carmen Zamburek made the trip but did not compete. Sandberg started play for NU as she faced Charleston Southerns's Marina Skegro and fell 6-3, 6-1. Loy played Charleston Southern's Luiza Fullana and lost 6-2, 6-1. Adrover Gallego matched up with Elizabeth Danailova and was defeated 6-3, 6-4. To finish play at Hilton Head, Danilchenko faced Tenika Mcgiffin and fell 6-2, 2-6, (4-10).
This week, Adrover Gallego, Samantha Alicea, Danilchenko, Loy, Sandberg and Carmen Zamburek will be traveling to Newport Beach. Round robin draws will take place on Monday through Friday, and single elimination draws will start on Saturday.
Stay up to date with the action by following the Nebraska women's tennis Twitter account @HuskersWTennis and for live results visit: https://app.universaltennis.com/events/114380
Huskers Gear Up For Purdue Fall Invite
The Nebraska men's golf team returns to action as they travel to West Lafayette, Ind. to compete in the Purdue Fall Invite, Oct. 10-11.
Nebraska will travel to Indiana on Saturday before playing a practice round on Sunday. The team will traverse the Kampen Course at Purdue University and its Par 72, 7,465-yard layout. The event will tee off on Monday, October 10 at 8:00 am (CT) with a shotgun start and will play 36 holes. On Tuesday, action wraps up with tee times set to begin at 8:00 a.m. (CT) Tuesday.
Nebraska will be joined by fellow Big Ten members Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, and hosts Purdue. The rest of the field features a southern presence, with LSU, Tennessee, Louisiana Tech, Memphis, Central Arkansas, VCU, Little Rock, Illinois State, Ball State and Eastern Michigan completing the strong 15 team field.
"We will be tested once again with a great field on a very difficult golf course," head coach Judd Cornell said. "Some guys are playing some great golf so it will be fun to watch them get tested on Purdue's home course," he also added.
Cornell's first Nebraska squad will look to build on its solid start to the 2022 fall season, where they placed fourth at the Badger Invitational in Verona, Wisc. (Sep. 12-13) and 10th at the William H. Tucker Invitational in Albuquerque, New Mexico (Sep. 23-24).
Will Marshall (Elburn, Ill.) will golf out of the number one spot in the Husker lineup. Marshall has started his fall season on fire, finishing in the Top-25 in both of his outings this year, and has set career bests in one round score of 68 and a 16th place finish, both at the Badger Invite in Verona, Wisc. He has also posted a 72-stroke average through five rounds played.
Jeremy Sisson, the junior from Skaneateles, N.Y., has also played strong to open this fall season. He also set a career best with a 68 in the first round of the Badger Invite and has produced a 73 stroke average through five rounds played.
Harry Crockett, the sophomore from Oxted, England, will make his third straight lineup appearance, golfing out of the number three slot. Crockett has posted two solid efforts in his first season as a Husker, and has a robust 73.40 stroke average through five rounds played.
Rounding out the Husker lineup are two players trying to make an impact. Evan McDermott (Spring Lake, Mich) competed individually at the Badger Invite, shooting a 148 (+6), but is making his first lineup appearance as a Husker. Meanwhile, Grant Jabenis, the sophomore from Omaha, Neb., will compete in his first action as a Husker.
Competing individually in West Lafayette will be true freshman Davis Johnson. The true freshman from Chaska, Minn will look to make an immediate impact for the Big Red.
The individual tournament will be taking place at the same time as the team tournament, and will be at the nearby Ackerman-Allen golf course and its Par 72, 7,275 yard layout.
Live scoring for both tournaments can be found at GolfStat.com. You can also follow along on twitter at @HuskersGolf.
Purdue Fall Invitational
West Lafayette, Ind.
Kampen Golf Course (Par 72, 7,465 Yards)
Oct. 10-11, 2022
Sunday, Oct. 10 (Rounds 1&2) - 8:00 a.m. (CT) - Tee Times
Monday, Oct. 11 (Round 3) - 8:00 a.m. (CT) - Tee Times
Live Scoring: GolfStat.com
Participating Teams (15)
1. Will Marshall (Sr., Elburn, Ill.)
2. Jeremy Sisson (Jr., Skaneateles, N.Y)
3. Harry Crockett (So., Oxted, England)
4. Evan McDermott (Fr., Spring Lake, Mich.)
5. Grant Jabenis (So., Omaha, Neb.)
IND. Davis Johnson (Fr., Chaska, Minn.)