CANCUN, Mexio & LAUPHEIM, Germany - It was another strong week in international competition for members of the Columbia fencing program. Nicole Ross '13CC and Margaret Lu teamed up on the US Women's Foil Team that captured silver at the Women's Senior World Cup in Cancun. In total, five members of the Lions claimed top-16 finishes at two events.

"It is awesome to see Columbia alumni and current students have amazing success on the World Cup circuit," stated head coach Michael Aufrichtig. "Columbia makes a conscious effort to support their dreams of world teams while achieving the highest rankings in the NCAA."

Ross took third place to highlight the individual finishes. Lu upset two higher ranked opponents before suffering a setback to No. 4 foilist Lee Kiefer in the round of 16. Iman Blow was in the same pod as Lu, but like her teammate fell in the third round.

Giana Vierheller had a successful trip to Laupheim Germany for the Women's Junior Epee World Cup, placing 11th out of 188 entries.

Women’s Senior World Cup (91 Entries)
Cancun, Mexico
Third – Nicole Ross ’13CC
13th – Margaret Lu
15th – Iman Blow
16th – Jackie Dubrovich ’16CC

Women’s Junior Epee World Cup (188 Entries)
Laupheim, Germany
11th – Giana Vierheller