Emily Rust

Player profile

  • Hometown Sagamore Hills, Ohio
  • Year r-Senior


Standard Pistol
Air PistolSport Pistol2-Gun Aggregate
531553 (school record)5651,115 (school record)
at The Citadelvs. Akron & Purduevs. Navyvs. Navy
Jan. 12, 2019Oct. 19, 2018Jan. 20, 2019Jan. 20, 2019

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