Allison Buesseler - Rifle - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • class Junior
  • Hometown Forest Lake, Minnesota
  • High school Forest Lake High School

Career Marks: Smallbore (589), Air Rifle (599), Aggregate (1187)

Sophomore (20212-23)

  • Set a career-high air rifle score in UK’s win at Ole Miss with a 599
  • Averaged a 591.643 in air rifle during the season
  • Competed at the national championships for UK, helping the Wildcats to a third-place finish

Freshman (2021-22)

  • Won the air rifle individual championship at the 2022 GARC Championships
  • Posted a 592 in air rifle in the final relay to clinch Kentucky’s fourth NCAA National Championship
  • Posted a perfect 100 score in the final frame to help clinch the title
  • Found her way in the lineup midway through the season, performing well in air rifle and smallbore
  • 589 career-high smallbore score at the GARC Championships
  • Scored two career-high 598s in air rifle during the season
  • Averaged 575.75 in smallbore and 591.692 in air rifle

Prior to UK

  • Won 11 Minnesota State Rifle Championship Titles
  • Qualified and attended the 2021 American Legion Nationals
  • Minnesota Centershots captain from 2018-21.

Major: STEM Education
Birthday: Jan. 22
Birthplace: Stacy, Minnesota
Parents: Carla and Bill Buesseler
Siblings: Abby and Dana Buesseler

Notes: Also competed in soccer and track and field … Sisters are also rifle student-athletes as Abby shoots for Ole Miss and Dana for Murray State … Member of the National Honor Society and FFA in high school.

I chose Kentucky … “because of the academic support and team dynamic.”

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