Kendal Elder
Kendal  Elder


Waynesville, Ohio

High School:



Record 115 Buckeyes Earn B1G Distinguished Scholar Accolades

Honorees posted 3.7+ grade-point average in 2016-17


Buckeye Spotlight - Kendal Elder catches up with the two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree


Buckeyes Split A Pair Of Matches

Scarlet falls to Nebraska but Grey tops Rose Hulman


Buckeyes Notch Season-high Against No. 1 West Virginia

Ohio State's 2349 in air rifle was the second highest air rifle team score in program history

2016-17 (Senior)

  • CRCA Scholastic All-American
  • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar
  • Academic All-Big Ten
  • OSU Scholar Athlete
  • Shot in a total of five events
  • Had a season-best 582 in air rifle at West Virginia and followed that with a season-high 1156 aggregate at home vs. West Virginia behind at 577 smallbore
  • Totaled an 1144 at the Buckeye Open and capped the year with a 578 air rifle at the PRC Championships

2015-16 (Junior)

  • CRCA Scholastic All-American
  • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar
  • Academic All-Big Ten and OSU Scholar-Athlete
  • Shot in five events and finished with a 564.8 average in smallbore and a 579 average in air rifle
  • Posted a 580 in air rifle against UTEP which led to her top aggregate of the year at 1149
  • Shot a 581 in air rifle against Nebraska
  • Notched a season-best 571 in smallbore at the NCAA Qualifier

2014-15 (Sophomore)

  • Academic All-Big Ten
  • Ohio State Scholar-Athlete
  • Competed in seven events as an individual
  • Had a solid 573 in air rifle in her first match of the year against West Virginia
  • Notched her second-best smallbore score of 569 at Nebraska on her way to her third-best aggregate of the year at 1,137
  • Enjoyed her best event at Akron, posting her top aggregate of the year at 1,155 with a season-high 575 in smallbore and a second-best score of 580 in air rifle
  • Posted a 572 in air rifle against Kentucky
  • Had another strong performance as an individual in the NCAA Qualifier, tallying a season-best 587 in the air rifle, a 563 in smallbore leading to her second-best aggregate of 1,150

2013-14 (Freshman)

  • Ohio State Scholar-Athlete
  • Posted scores of 556 and 578 in smallbore and air rifle, respectively, in a home win over Akron.
  • Notched scores of 561 and 564 in smallbore and air rifle, respectively, at the 2013 Buckeye Open Match
  • Fired scores of 549 in smallbore and 574 in air rifle in a dual meet victory over UT Martin and Rose-Hulman
  • Recorded a score of 561 in smallbore and 564 in air rifle in a match against Army in November
  • Posted scores of 561 and 566 in smallbore and air rifle, respectively, in a home four-way match in January

Shooting Experience
Member of the Ashland Eagles JRC from 2010-13...member of the Springfield Sharpshooters from 2008-10... was a participant in the American Legion 3p Air Rifle Match.

Personal Daughter of Dennis and Korin... has one sister, Mason... plans following graduation include becoming a nurse anesthetist and to continue with shooting... other hobbies include modeling... lists greatest sports thrill as getting to fly to the Olympic Training Center to participate in the final round of the American Legion 3p air match... took part in New York Fashion Week F/W 2012 and 2013.