Emily Rust

Player profile

  • Hometown Sagamore Hills, Ohio
  • Year r-Senior


Standard Pistol
Sport Pistol
Air Pistol3-Gun Aggregate2-Gun Aggregate
Average (High)Average (High)Average (High)Average (High)Average (High)
2019-20524 (537)556 (565)552 (554)1,632 (1,638)1,108 (1,114)
2018-19522 (531)549 (565)548 (553)N/A1,097 (1,115)
2017-18514 (524)545 (555)544 (552)N/A909 (922)
2016-17471 (486)520 (545)524 (544)N/A876 (912)

2019-20 (Redshirt Senior)

  • Competed during the Fall semester before graduating in December
  • Ranked top-5 on the team in season average for Air Pistol (552, 4th), Sport Pistol (556, 5th) and 3-gun aggregate (1,632 (4th)
  • Posted season highs of 537 (Standard Pistol), 565 (Sport Pistol), 554 (Air Pistol), 1,638 (3-gun aggregate) and 1,114 (2-gun aggregate)

2018-2019 (Senior)

  • Team captain
  • First Team All-American in Air Pistol and Second Team All-American for Sport Pistol
  • Placed Fourth (Women’s Air Pistol, Sport Pistol, and 2-Gun Agg.) and 11th (Open Air Pistol and Standard Pistol) at the 2019 Intercollegiate Pistol Championships
  • Competed in Standard Pistol  for the first time at the Collegiate Pistol National Championships
  • Shot a score of 553 in Air Pistol score on Oct. 19, setting an all-time Ohio State record
  • Set another all-time school mark on Jan. 20, posting a 1,115 2-gun aggregate score
  • Teamed up with Irene Li and Emily Nothnagle to set school records for the Women’s Air Pistol Team with a score of 1,597 and 2-Gun Team Aggregate with a score of 3,200 on Oct. 27
  • Paced the team in season average for Women’s Air (548), Sport (549) and 2-Gun Aggregate (1,097)
  • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar, Academic All-Big Ten and OSU Scholar-Athlete
  • Big Ten Sportsmanship Award winner

2017-18 (Junior)

  • All-America Second Team in Sport Pistol; Honorable Mention All-American for Air Pistol
  • Finished fourth (Women’s Air), sixth (2-gun aggregate), eighth (Sport) and 15th (Open Air) at the 2018 Intercollegiate Pistol Championships
  • Teamed up with Irina Andrianova and Kara Moody to break the all-time school record for team 2-gun aggregate with a total of 2,752 at Army (Nov. 17-18)
  • Contributed scores to the team tally in all Women’s Air and Sport Pistol team events
  • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar, Academic All-Big Ten, and OSU Scholar-Athlete
  • Bucks Go Pro intern for the Athletics Event Management department

2016-17 (Sophomore)

  • Placed third (Women’s Air and 2-gun aggregate) and fifth (Sport) in the 2017 Intercollegiate Pistol Championships, helping Ohio State capture the fifth Women’s Team National title in program history
  • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar, Academic All-Big Ten, and OSU Scholar-Athlete


  • Represented the United State Pony Clubs in Australia (2014) and Ireland (2016) for the International Tetrathlon Championships


  • Daughter of Ron and Cindy Rust
  • Has a sister, Halle
  • Sport Industry and Marketing double major