Mary Tucker - Rifle - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • class Sophomore
  • Hometown Sarasota, Fla.
  • High school Sarasota Military Academy

Career Marks: Smallbore (597), Air Rifle (600)

  • Qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in both women’s air rifle and smallbore.
  • Won a silver medal in Tokyo in the mixed team air rifle event. 
  • In March 2021, Tucker won the Air Rifle 10M Gold at the ISSF World Cup. 

Sophomore (2020-21)

  • NCAA Smallbore Individual National Champion
  • NCAA Air Rifle Individual National Champion
  • NCAA Overall Individual National Champion
  • CRCA Athlete of the Year
  • CRCA All-American First Team Overall
  • CRCA All-American First Team Smallbore
  • CRCA All-American First Team Air Rifle
  • GARC Athlete of the Year
  • All-GARC First-Team Combined
  • All-GARC First-Team Smallbore
  • All-GARC First-Team Air Rifle
  • Averaged 592.417 in smallbore, 597.75 in air rifle and aggregate of 1190.167. 
  • Set career highs in both smallbore and air rifle during the season with a 597 smallbore in the NCAA Qualifier and 600 air rifle in the Kentucky Long Rifle Match.
  • The 597 smallbore score, tied the NCAA record.
  • One of three perfect 600 air rifle scores in the NCAA during the year. 
  • Posted two 1195 aggregate scores during the year, which tied the NCAA record. 
  • The only shooter in the nation with two 595-plus smallbore.scores. 
  • Scored 1191 or higher six times during the year while the rest of the NCAA totaled six. 

Freshman (2019-20)

  • CRCA All-American First Team Overall
  • Collegiate All-American First Team Combined
  • Collegiate All-American First Team Smallbore
  • Collegiate All-American First Team Air Rifle
  • CRCA Rookie of the Year
  • CRCA Shooter of the Year
  • GARC Rookie of the Year
  • GARC Shooter of the Year
  • All-GARC First-Team Combined
  • All-GARC First-Team Smallbore
  • All-GARC First-Team Air Rifle
  • Second place in smallbore at GARC Championships
  • Third place in air rifle at GARC Championships
  • First place overall at GARC Championships
  • One of three shooters in the NCAA to post a smallbore score of 593 or above, while she also had the top score in the discipline at 595
  • One of four in the NCAA to score a 599 or better, earning that score an impressive four times
  • Earned seven of the nine NCAA aggregate scores of 1190 or above nationally 
  • Career-best smallbore was 595 vs. Memphis at home

Prior to UK

  • Won the junior Winter air gun and placed 2nd in the open
  • Finished third at the 2019 Nationals
  • Third Place at the Meyton Cup in Austria
  • Second Place at the H&N Cup in Germany
  • Finished in first place of the qualifying round at the 2019 ISSF Rio World Cup before ultimately finishing eighth overall in the 10 meter air rifle competition


  • Major: Kinesiology
  • Birthday: July 20
  • Birthplace: Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Parent: Jennifer Tucker Mogensen
  • Siblings: Younger brother, Reece
  • Notes: Competed in Equestrian in High School
    • Florida State Reserve Champion Hunters in Equestrian
    • Florida State Grand Champion Jumpers in Equestrian
    • Member of the JROTC

Tucker chose Kentucky because … “I loved the coach, the team dynamics, and how supported the athletes are in academics.”

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