New York, N.Y. - Columbia women's epee will be well represented at the Junior World Championships in Italy this April.
That's because sophomore Anne Cebula won a bronze medal in individual women's epee this weekend at the Dijon Women's Epee Junior World Cup. This was just Cebula's second ever time competing in a Junior World Cup. With her performance, Cebula secured a spot on the Junior World Team that will represent USA in April.
Cebula entered this weekend ranked No. 4 in the US and the win allowed her to climb to No. 3 in the rankings.
Cebula will not be the only Lion in Italy come April. Sophomore Gianna Vierheller already secured her spot on Team USA as the No. 1 ranked junior women's epee fencer in America. This weekend, she won a bronze medal in the team competition. Individually, Gigi made top-8 yet again with a No.7 finish. Cebula and Vierheller actually fenced each other in the quarter-finals, as Anne won the bout 15-12 to advance to the semi-finals.