Christopher Richard Abalo
Class of 2008
Chris Abalo enters the Hall of Fame following a stellar career with the rifle team. The most decorated shooter in Academy history, he captured the 2008 NCAA smallbore Championship during his senior year, one season after setting the national smallbore prone record. He also earned NRA National Collegiate titles in smallbore and air rifle.
He shared the prestigious Army Athletic Association award after collecting eight first-team All-America citations. In addition to his NCAA individual championship, Abalo helped Army to an NCAA team championship in 2005, the programs first.
Abalo was a 12-time Great American Rifle Conference all-star, a three-time GARC Shooter of the Year selection and the GARC Rookie of the Year. The team was 37-7 over his career, including three consecutive wins over Navy. He earned a spot on the USA Shooting National Team and finished sixth in smallbore prone at the 2007 World Shooting Championships.