Katelyn Abeln

Player profile

  • Year Senior
  • 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)
2020-21550 (560)569 (576)559 (571)1,678 (1,693)1,128 (1,143)

2020-21 (Sophomore)
• Selected Team Captain by her peers
• First Team All-American in air pistol, standard pistol and sport pistol
• Set the school record in sport pistol with a 576
• Individual National Champion in sport pistol, women’s sport pistol and women’s two gun aggregate
• Help lead the Buckeyes to the team aggregate National Championship in both Open and Women
• 2021 Junior Olympic Champion in Women’s Air pistol
• Competed in the World Cup held in Osijek, Croatia in Air and Sport pistol
• Selected to the United States Junior World Championship Team in both Air and Sport
• Academic All-Big Ten
• Scholar-Athlete
• Big Ten Distinguished Scholar

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)
• OSU Scholar-Athlete

Prior to Ohio State
• 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:
o 2018 World Championships in South Korea (25m Junior sport pistol)
o 2018 Junior World Cup in Germany (standard pistol team)
o 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