OXFORD, Miss – Ole Miss rifle continues to restock and reload, adding their fourth student-athlete to the 2023 signing class. The Rebels and head coach Marsha Beasley announced the signing of NC State transfer Katie Tedeschi on Thursday.
Tedeschi finds a new home in Oxford after a wonderful two-year career on the NC State rifle team. While with the Wolfpack, the rising junior earned CRCA Scholastic All-American and qualified as an individual alternate in air rifle for NCAA Championships. She is coming off her best season, hitting career-highs in smallbore, air rifle and aggregate season averages. Tedeschi was also a leader on the range, serving as a team captain this past season.
The Colorado Springs, Colorado native has a personal high of 596 in air rifle and 584 in smallbore. Tedeschi’s personal aggregate high is 1179.
Before her career at NC State, Tedeschi was already highly successful in the sport. In 2020, she won first place at AMU Nationals with her club Team Winning Solutions. During that same year, Tedeschi had podium finishes in both air rifle and smallbore at Junior Rifle Olympics. She earned Colorado State Junior Olympic Air Rifle Champion.
“I chose Ole Miss because it was the place I felt most at home,” said Tedeschi. “The athletic and academic support is fantastic.”
Tedeschi is the daughter of former Radford track and field member Gary Tedeschi and Radford All-American gymnast Holly Tedeschi. She also has one sibling in her younger brother, Sam.
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