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Sherif Farrag
Position: Foil
Year: Senior
Hometown: Bayonne, N.J.
High School: Bayonne
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At Columbia: Two-time co-captain ... gained 11 wins in men's foil at 2009 NCAA Championships, finishing 13th, just outside of All-American honors ... gold medalist at NCAA Regionals ... took silver at IFA Championships ... first team All-Ivy League ... won nine bouts at NYU Invitational ... Academic All-Ivy League ... first team All-Ivy League in 2008 ... earned third place at NCAA Regionals, earning trip to NCAA Championships ... fifth at IFA Championships ... won all eight of his bouts against NYU, Sacred Heart and Vassar ... missed the early part of Columbia’s 2008 season while competing at the Foil World Cup in Paris ... one of the Lions’ most prolific winners in 2006-07, going 27-9 overall, 9-6 in the Ivy League ... won five of six on the first day of the Ivy League Championships ... qualified for the NCAA Championships, but missed out as the Lions’ third men’s foil fencer, since NCAA rules limit each school to two fencers per weapon ... eighth in the IFA ... excelled in season-opening NYU Duals, going 12-2 vs. St. John’s, Notre Dame, Ohio State, etc. ... 14-13 as a first-year, 4-1 in the Ivy League ... 3-0 vs. Yale.

Outside Experience: Ranked 29th nationally in Senior men’s foil ... eighth in Junior Olympics in February 2008 ... 10th in 2005 Junior Olympics ... 30th in Division I men’s foil at 2007 Summer Nationals in Miami ... 15th at Tucson North American Cup ... third in Cadet Men’s Foil at 2003 Summer Nationals.

At Bayonne High: Three-year letterwinner ... team captain ... twice all-state ... Edward J. Bloustein Distinguished Scholar ... New Jersey Scholars Program ... Spanish Honor Society.

Personal: Political science major ... student in Middle Eastern Cultures and Language (MEALAC) ... enjoys current events ... worked as an intern in the Kings County (Brooklyn) district attorney’s office ... both parents attended college in Egypt ... Sherif Gamal Farrag, b. April 11, 1987 in Alexandria, Egypt.