Tori Kopelen - Rifle - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • class Junior
  • Hometown Fairfax, Va.
  • High school W.T. Woodson High School

Career Marks: Smallbore (585), Air Rifle (593), Aggregate (1170)

Sophomore (2022-23)

  • Missed the second half of the season due to injury
  • Earned a career high in air rifle with a 593 at UK’s win at Ole Miss
  • Also posted a career-best aggregate at Ole Miss of 1170

Freshman (2021-22)

  • Improved as the season progressed
  • Scored career highs in both categories
  • Posted a 585 in smallbore at the NCAA Qualifier
  • Career high in air rifle with a 590 at Army

Prior to UK

  • Camp Perry Smallbore High Junior Team Overall Champion
  • CMP 3PAR National Team Champion and CMP Junior Distinguished Badge
  • USAS Junior Olympics Air Rifle 2021 competitor and 2020 qualifier

Major: Exploratory Health Sciences
Birthday: October 1
Birthplace: Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Parents: Paul and Rebecca Kopelen
Siblings: Olivia Kopelen

Notes: High school rifle team captain for two years and letterwinner for four years … Junior member of the Fairfax, Virginia chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America … NRA Coach Level 1 for three years … Member of National Honor Society and Phi Theta Kappa.

I chose Kentucky … “because of the dynamic coaching and supportive team, as well as the amazing academic opportunities.”

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