Columbia Fencing BIO
 Daria Schneider

2007 NCAA INDIVIDUAL CHAMPION - WOMEN'S SABRE

At Columbia: Co-captain ... first team All-American for the second time, after earning a bronze medal at 2009 NCAA Championships ... posted a 19-4 record during NCAA Championships ... gold medalist at NCAA Regionals ... swept all three bouts against Notre Dame and Ohio State at NYU Invitational, on her way to a 12-1 mark on the day ... swept three bouts against Ohio State and St. John's in dual-meet debut at St. John's Invitational ... placed 11th at Louisville North American Cup ... two-time National Fencer of the Week, awarded by CollegeFencing360.com ... gained team's Kestler Award at year-end Varsity C Celebration ... took a year off from school in order to train for a spot on the 2008 USA Olympic team during the 2007-08 season ... won the women’s championship at the 2007 NCAA Championships ... posted 37-5 record as part of loaded Lion sabre squad ... named to the 2006-07 Winter Academic All-Ivy League team ... first team All-Ivy League in 2007 ... earned gold at the IFA Championships ... impressive first-year went 45-9 overall, leading all Lion fencers in victories ... 16-2 in the Ivy League ... fifth at the 2006 IFA Championships ... 18th in Seniors at the 2006 North American Cup ... finished seventh among Juniors.

Outside Experience: First place at the 2003 and 2004 Junior Olympics ... third place at the 2004 Junior World Cup in Spain ... fifth at the 2005 Junior World Cup in Poland ... member of the 2004 Junior World Team ... 28th at the 2005 Senior World Cup in Las Vegas ... third as a junior and senior at Junior Nationals ... also earned letters in soccer, track and tennis during high school.

Personal: Major is Russian literature ... has worked as an academic support center assistant at the Harvard School of Public Health and as an assistant fencing coach ... member of the National Honor Society ... enjoys tennis, yoga and running ... daughter of Eric Schneider and Ellen Meltzer ... mother is a Barnard graduate and father graduated from the School of General Studies ... b. May 21, 1987 in Berkeley, Calif.

Career Record:

2005-06:  45-9
2006-07:  37-5
2008-09:  42-6
Overall:  124-20

Position: Sabre
Year: Senior
Hometown: Brookline, Mass.
High School: Brookline
College: CC
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