Drew Cheezum
Drew  Cheezum


Centreville, Md.

High School:
Queen Anne's County


Big Ten Medal of Honor Finalists

The men's and women's winners will be announced at the Scarlet and Graymies on April 24


Ohio State Recognizes Academic Standouts at Scholar-Athlete Dinner

Big Ten Medal of Honor finalists revealed


Ohio State Athletics Good Stuff

Highlights from the past week in Ohio State Athletics


Ohio State Athletics Good Stuff

Highlights from the past week in Ohio State Athletics


Cheezum and Lyman Selected For NCAA Championships

Cheezum while compete in both disciplines while Lyman while compete in the smallbore


Big Ten Medal of Honor Finalist - Drew Cheezum

Big Ten Medal of Honor Finalist - Drew Cheezum


Sophomore Drew Cheezum -- NCAA Preview

Personal Bests:  

  • Air Rifle: 595
  • Smallbore: 590 (school record on 1/21/17 & 1/22/17)
  • Aggregate: 1181 (school record on 2/20/16)

2017-18 (Senior)

  • Received the honor of being elected senior captain
  • Shot as a member of the counting team for 15/16 events during the season, including being selected as 1/5 counters for the NCAA Championships
  • Held season averages of  
    • 577.7 in smallbore
    • 590.5 in air rifle
    • 1168 aggregate
  • NRA Air Rifle All-American, Honorable Mention
  • CRCA Scholastic All-American
  • Fired a team-high individual aggregate score of 1173 for the match at West Virginia
  • Shot a personal season-high of 584 in smallbore at West Virginia
  • Shot a solid smallbore score of 583 at Alaska
  • Fired another solid 583 in smallbore and a season-high 1174 individual aggregate against Nevada at home
  • Shot phenomenal back-to-back air rifle scores of 594 against Air Force to set a personal season-high score and trailing his career best by only one point
  • Fired a team high individual aggregate score of 1172 against Nebraska and Ole Miss on 1/14
  • Shot a team high individual aggregate score of 1168 at the PRCs, securing seventh place overall in the conference
  • Was a counting shooter at the NCAA Championships, where he fired a 572 in smallbore and a team high 592 in air rifle, helping the team secure a seventh overal standing in the nation

2016-17 (Junior)

  • Second Team NRA Smallbore and Air Rifle All-American
  • Third Team CRCA Smallbore and Air Rifle All-American
  • CRCA Scholastic All-American
  • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar
  • Academic All-Big Ten and OSU Scholar-Athlete
  • Had another strong season, posting career-best averages of 581.2 in smallbore, 591.3 in air rifle and a team-best 1173 aggregate
  • Tied the school single-match smallbore record of 590 on back-to-back days at TCU in January
  • Opened the year with an 1170 aggregate in each of the first four events
  • Had a 592 in air rifle at Nevada as well as 591s in both days at Alaska
  • Posted the team’s top smallbore and aggregate scores in four-straight events beginning with a 586 smallbore and 1176 aggregate at Nebraska
  • Shot a 594 in air rifle on day one at UTEP and posted an 1175 aggregate
  • Finished the stretch with an impressive showing in front of the home crowd at the Buckeye Open with an 1177 aggregate, a career-high 595 air rifle and a 582 smallbore
  • Had a 594 air rifle on day two at Air Force
  • Enjoyed a great weekend at TCU, firing back to back school-record tying 590s in smallbore and finished with season-high tying 1179 aggregates each day
  • Had a solid day weekend at the PRC Championships, firing scores of 580 in the smallbore and 593 in the air rifle, narrowly missing out on making the finals
  • Tied his career-high with a 595 in air rifle at the NCAA qualifier and helped the Buckeyes advance to their second-straight NCAA Championship appearance
  •  Led the team at the NCAA Championship with a 581 smallbore, a 590 air rifle and an 1171 aggregate

2015-16 (Sophomore)

  • Second Team NRA Smallbore All-American
  • All-Patriot Rifle Conference
  • CRCA Scholastic All-American
  • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar
  • Academic All-Big Ten and OSU Scholar-Athlete
  • Helped lead the Buckeyes to just the second NCAA Championship appearance in program history
  • Set a school aggregate record of 1181 at the NCAA Qualifier
  • Had an average of 580.3 in the smallbore and posted a score of 582 or higher six times
  • Bettered his freshman year average in the air rifle by over two points with a 588.6
  • Opened the year with a 586 in the smallbore at Nevada and posted an aggregate of 1169
  • Fired a combined 1176 against UTEP, which was his second-best score of the season
  • Shot a season-best 594 in the air rifle against UTEP
  • Had a 593 in air rifle at Akron
  • Recorded an 1174 at No. 1 West Virginia behind one of his eight air rifle scores of 590 or higher on the season
  • Shot 591 or higher in four of the final five matches of the season in air rifle
  • Fired his best smallbore score of the year (589) at the NCAA Qualifier en route to a school-record aggregate of 1181
  • His 589 smallbore score at the NCAA Qualifier was one point off the school record
  • Shot at the NCAA Championships for the second-straight season and posted scores of 578 in the smallbore and 588 in the air rifle

2014-15 (Freshman)

  • OSU Scholar-Athlete
  • NCAA Individual Participant in both air rifle and smallbore
  • Finished 19th in smallbore and 20th in air rifle
  • Earned All-Patriot Rifle Conference honors in both disciplines
  • Made his collegiate debut at Ole Miss and led the team in air rifle with a 588
  • Posted his third-highest smallbore score of 577 to go along with a 587 in air rifle on the second day of the match at UTEP
  • Had the team’s highest aggregate on the second day at UTEP at 1,164
  • Put up another 577 in smallbore at Air Force and led the team in aggregate with a 1,163
  • Got on a roll and fired his four highest aggregate scores of the season in the final four team events
  • Had a 591 in air rifle at Army and posted a 1,165 aggregate
  • Totaled another 591 in air rifle against Kentucky and led the squad with a 1,167 aggregate
  • Had a tremendous showing at his first PRC Championship, posting his best air rifle score (593), his second-best smallbore score (579) and second-best aggregate of 1,172
  • Scored the team’s highest aggregate score of the year at the NCAA Qualifier in Columbus with a 1,173 after a 591 in air rifle and a season-best 582 in the smallbore
  • Capped his year with a 577 in smallbore and a 589 in air rifle at the NCAA Championships in Fairbanks, Ala.
Shooting Experience Member of NRA, USA Shooting and CMP, Member of Queen Anne's County 4-H Marksmanship Club 2007 - 2014...Team Captain NRA Air Rifle Team National Champion (2013/14)...Team Captain Alamo Trophy National Junior Indoor Metric Team (2013/14)...Molt Trophy National Junior Indoor Conventional Champion (2014)...NRA Metric Junior Team Champion (2014)...Maryland State International Air Rifle and 3-P Smallbore Champion (2013)...Putnam Trophy National Smallbore IJ Champion (2013)...USA Shooting Air Rifle J2 Champion (2013)...holder of multiple individual and team NRA National Records.

Queen Anne's County High School Three-year Swim Team Member...Member of Boy's Regional Swim Team Champions (2013)...Member of National Honor Society...Member of Its Academic Club

Personal Son of Andy & Gretchen Cheezum...has one sister, Olivia...Enjoys reading and skiing.