Katelyn Abeln

Player profile

  • Year Sophomore
  • Hometown Douglasville, Ga.


Standard Pistol
Sport Pistol
Air Pistol3-Gun Aggregate2-Gun Aggregate
Average (High)Average (High)Average (High)Average (High)Average (High)
2019-20541 (553)565 (575)560 (571)1,668 (1,693)1,125 (1,146)

2019-20 (Freshman):

  • Earned Team USA’s 2021 Olympics (Tokyo) alternate position for both women’s sport and air pistol at the Olympic Trials
  • First Team All-American in air pistol, standard pistol and women’s sport pistol
  • Paced the squad averaging 565 in sport pistol and tied for the team’s high score at 575 at North Dakota State (Feb. 1-2)
  • Also led the team with a 1,125 two-gun aggregate season average  and a high score of 1,146 in Fargo
  • Ranked second among Buckeyes with season averages of 560 (air pistol) and 1,668 (three-gun aggregate)
  • Finished as a ‘counter’ in all events shot
  • OSU Scholar-Athlete


  • 2017 Junior Olympic and National Junior champion in 25m sport pistol
  • Medaled at both events above for three straight years (2016-18)
  • Team gold medal winner for sport pistol at the 2018 Championship of the Americas in Mexico
  • Silver medalist for:
    • 2018 World Championships in South Korea (25m Junior sport pistol)
    • 2018 Junior World Cup in Germany (standard pistol team)
    • 2017 Junior World Championships in Germany (air pistol team)
  • U.S. Junior National Team member since 2016


  • Daughter of Joy and Jerry Abeln
  • Sister, Shelby and brother-in-law, Avery King
  • Public Health major specializing in Sociology; Psychology minor