Connor Davis - Rifle - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • class Senior
  • High school Shelby County High School


• 2014 NCAA Champion – Air rifle
• 2015 Pan American Games Gold Medalist – Air Rifle
• 2015 GARC Champion – Smallbore
• Eight-time All-America
• Smallbore school record: 591

• 2014-15 All-America (CRCA, air rifle and smallbore) 
• 2013-14 All-America (aggregate, air rifle and smallbore) 
• 2012-13 All-America (air rifle and smallbore) 

2015-16 (Senior)
Did not compete

2014-15 (Junior)
NCAA Bronze Medalist in smallbore … won the Gold Medal in smallbore for Team USA at the Pan American Games, earning an Olympic quota place for USA Shooting .. finished the season with the third best average aggregate score in the nation (1174.692) … Had the second best average smallbore score in the country (583.769) … Won the smallbore individual GARC title with a score of 588, three points off his school record, which came two weeks prior. Davis scored the 588 to advance to the final where he won. 

2013-14 (Sophomore) 
 Won the individual air rifle national title, shooting a 593 with a 205.4 in the final, the first Wildcat to win an individual air rifle title since gold medalist Nancy Johnson took first in 1994 … Shot a team-high 582 in smallbore at the NCAA Championships … Averaged 580 in smallbore and a team-best 593.1 in air rifle … Led UK in air rifle in 10 of 15 matches competed in … Shot a season-best 595 four times, including vs. Ole Miss, NC State, Navy and Alaska … Competed in the 2014 Bavarian Airgun Championships. 

2012-13 (Freshman) 
Named first team All-America in air rifle and second team in smallbore … Finished third individually in air rifle at the NCAA Championships, shooting a 592 … Shot a season-high 597 in air rifle twice, vs. TCU and Alaska-Fairbanks … Won the Great America Rifle Conference Championships individual air rifle title with a total score of 701 … Wrapped up his first year of collegiate competition with a 577.5 average in smallbore and a 592.1 average in air rifle … Took gold in the Men’s 10m Air Rifle at the 2033 National Junior Olympic Shooting Championship over the summer … Finished first at the Winter Airgun Championships. 

Prior to UK 
Holds national three position air rifle record with 3×20 + final 595 + 103.2 … Placed first individually at the Kentucky State Air Rifle Championship with a 588 in 2011 … Won the 2011 JROTC National Championship with an aggregate score of 1188 … Finished first in smallbore at the Junior Olympic Rifle Championships with an aggregate score of 2334 … Claimed first at the JROTC Marine Corps Service Championships in 2011 and 2012. 

Son of Alan Davis and Elizabeth Atchison … Four year member of JROTC … Active member in FCA … Majoring in Kinesiology … Hopes to one day be a rifle coach, ideally at UK … Credits his mom for getting him interested in rifle.

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