Katie Fretts - Rifle - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • class Senior
  • High school Southmoreland

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>> 2009-10 All-America (air rifle)
>> 2009-10 GARC Rookie of the Year

2011-12 (Junior)
Competed in 11 smallbore and air rifle events … Finished the season with a 568.1 smallbore average to go along with a 584.1 air rifle average … Recorded her best air rifle score of the year against Ole Miss, a solid 589 … Posted a 574 in smallbore against Ole Miss and West Virginia, both season highs … Broke 585 in air rifle seven times on the year.

2010-11 (Sophomore)
Owned a 584.33 average in air rifle and a 571.78 average in smallbore … Charted a season-high 591 against N.C. State and Ohio State in air rifle … Added 589s in air rifle against Memphis and Ole Miss … In smallbore, shot a season-best 577 against Memphis … Broke 575 in smallbore four times … Had a 580 or better in eight of nine official matches … Earned second-team All-GARC honors in air rifle.

“Katie often seems timid and quiet, until you put her on the line and she transforms into a fierce competitor. Her final year of competition will certainly be her best as she is putting forth new diligence and energy.”
— Amy Sowash

“Katie has learned a lot over the past two years. This will be the year that she will put many of those things to work. So far this season she has solidified her positions in a manner to produce a lot of the results she is looking for. Over the course of this season she will produce some of her best performances in her career. I am excited to see her compete this season. She is coming into this season very hungry.”
— Harry Mullins

2009-10 (Freshman)
Named GARC Rookie of the Year … Ranked second on the UK team with a 586.23 average in air rifle … Also averaged 572.92 in smallbore … Ranked fourth on the team with a combined average of 1159.15 … Had a 196.38 average in prone, a 188.38 average in standing and a 188.69 average in kneeling … Shot a season-high 590 in air rifle twice in 2009-10, vs. Memphis and Murray State … Had a season-best 581 in smallbore against West Virginia.

Prior to UK
One of the top freshmen shooters in the nation, placed first in smallbore at the 2008 NRA Outdoor National Championship … Finished first in the PRPA Indoor State Championship in smallbore and placed first in the Montgomery Bell Classic in air rifle … Placed first in the PRPA Outdoor Smallbore State Championship from 2005-08 … Finished first at the Scholastic Indoor State Championship in smallbore … Coached by Dale Emerick and Tim Fretts … Played volleyball for freshman, sophomore and junior seasons, running track as a sophomore.

Full name is Katie Elizabeth Fretts … Daughter of Tim and Kathy Fretts … Has two brothers, Lee (31) and Shane (29) and one sister, Lynn (26) … Brother Lee played college baseball and sister played college volleyball and softball … Born Jan. 16, 1991 in Scottsdale, Pa.


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