By any measure, Rhiann Travis is one of Ohio State’s most accomplished and decorated female athletes of all-time.
Travis was a three-time All-American for the Ohio State rifle team from 2017-2020. A native of Springtown, Texas, she made her presence felt immediately as a freshmen during the 2016-17 season. She shot in 14 of the 17 events, including the NCAA Championships, where she earned second team All-America honors in the air rifle.
The next year, Travis did it again. A second team All-American in the air rifle at the 2018 NCAA Championships, she had a season average of 590.8 in the event – the highest on the team. By the time she was a senior in 2019-20, Travis earned her third All-America accolade with an honorable mention honor in air rifle.
All told, Travis finished her career as the first woman to ever earn All-America honors three times and still holds the school record in the air rifle with a 598 at the NCAA Qualifier.
In addition to her athletic accolades, Travis was also an exceptional student. She was a three-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree and in 2020 was a CRCA Scholastic All-American who majored in agricultural communication.