Anthony McCollum

Player profile

  • Hometown Shelby, Mo.
  • Year Senior


Free PistolStandard Pistol
Air Pistol3-Gun Aggregate
at Coast Guardat MITvs. AkronCollegiate Sectionals
Feb. 23, 2019Nov. 10, 2018Oct. 14, 2017Feb. 2, 2019

2018-2019 (Senior)

  • Team captain
  • First Team All-American in Open Air, Free, and Standard
  • Placed Second (Open Air), Fourth (3-Gun Agg.), Sixth (Free), and Eighth (Standard) at the 2019 Pistol Collegiate National Championships
  • Teamed up with Samuel Gens, Shrenik Jain and Bernard Melus to set a school record for the Standard Pistol Team with a score of 2,194 on Oct. 13
  • Paced the team in season average for Standard (546) and 3-Gun Aggregate (1,619)
  • Posted season averages of 514 in Free Pistol and 561 in Air Pistol
  • Put together a career-high 1,643 tally in 3-Gun Aggregate
  • Selected to represent Team USA at the 2019 World University Games in Naples, Italy (July 2019)
  • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar, Academic All-Big Ten and OSU Scholar-Athlete
  • Big Ten Sportmanship Award winner

2017-18 (Junior)

  • Standard Pistol National Champion
  • All-America First Team for both Air and Standard Pistol with Second Team accolades earned for Free Pistol
  • Placed first (Standard), second (Open Air), third (3-gun aggregate) and eighth (Free) at the 2018 Intercollegiate Pistol Championships
  • Led the Buckeyes in season average for Open Air (563), Standard (545) and 3-gun aggregate (1,621) while ranking second with a 513 Free Pistol clip
  • Contributed to all-time school team records in Air (2,247), Free (2,107) and 3-gun aggregate (6,491)
  • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar, Academic All-Big Ten, and OSU Scholar-Athlete
  • Big Ten Sportsmanship Award honoree

2016-17 (Sophomore)

  • Free Pistol National Champion
  • First Team All-American in both Free and Air Pistol while garnering Second Team honors for Standard
  • Finished first (Free), second (Open Air), third (3-gun aggregate) and 14th (Standard) in the 2017 Intercollegiate Pistol Championships
  • Academic All-Big Ten and OSU Scholar-Athlete

2015-16 (Freshman)

  • First Team All-American in Air Pistol; All-America Honorable Mention for Standard Pistol
  • Served as a lineup fixture for the national champion Buckeyes
  • Placed third (Open Air) and fifth (Free) at the 2016 Intercollegiate Pistol Championships
  • Earned an appointment to the Junior National Team after winning Gold in the Air Pistol at the Junior Olympics


  • Son of Bob and Deneise McCollum
  • Has a sister, Amy
  • Mechanical Engineering major with a Coaching minor