W. Foil
Year Senior
Hometown New York, N.Y.
High School Columbia Prep
School: CC
Birthdate January 01, 2020


2009-10: NCAA Champion in women's foil at 2010 NCAA Championships ... third straight year as a first team All-American ... won 21 of 23 bouts during championship run ... defeated two-time NCAA champion Doris Willette, 15-9, in the finals ... won gold medal at NCAA Northeast Regionals prior to NCAA Championship victory ... won eight of nine bouts during first leg of the Ivy League Championships, helping Lions win three withoutu a loss during opening weekend ... won all nine bouts in tri-meet against NYU, Sacred Heart and Vassar ... won 14 of 15 bouts at NYU Invitational, Columbia's first team competition ... came back a day later to capture 13 of 15 bouts at St. John's Fencing Invitational against some of the nation's best ... overcame illness and injury to forge a fifth-place finish in Division I Elite Women's Foil at the San Jose North American Cup ... finished second in senior women's foil at the 2010 U.S. Summer Nationals in Atlanta ... named Columbia's Student-Athlete of the Month in January and March.

2008-09: Second team All-American at 2009 NCAA Championships after finishing 19-5 in women's foil ... helped lead U.S. women's foil team to gold medal at Junior World Championships in Belfast ... silver medalist at NCAA Regionals ... gold medalist at IFA Championships ... first team All-Ivy League after capturing 14 of 18 bouts ... went 9-0 in tri-meet vs. NYU, Sacred Heart and Vassar ... posted a 14-1 mark at NYU Invitational, sweeping bouts against Northwestern, Notre Dame, Wayne State and St. John's ... went 8-1 in season-opening St. John's Invitational against Red Storm, Ohio State and Notre Dame ... placed ninth at Louisville North American Cup ... bronze medalist at St. Louis Junior North American Cup ... Academic All-Ivy League.

2007-08: First team All-American at 2008 NCAA Championships ... earned third place at the 2008 NCAA Championships ... fighting off an injury at the start of the tournament, won 19 of 23 bouts ... won gold at 2008 NCAA Regionals ... reached the semifinals in the 2008 IFA Championships as the top-seeded foilist ... finished with a bronze medal, defeating former teammate Magda Losonczy ‘08CC ... went undefeated against local rivals, NYU, Vassar and Sacred Heart in a February meet ... first team All-Ivy League ... recorded three overtime wins at the Atlanta North American Cup, finishing in eighth place after withdrawing for medical reasons.

Outside Experience: Highly-ranked nationally, both as a Senior and Junior Women’s Foilist ... “A” fencer ... competed on 2006 Cadet Women’s Foil World Championship Team at the Cadet World Championships in Taebek City, Korea ... took third place in two Cadet World Cups, in Tauberbisofsheim, Germany (Fall/Winter 2005) and Jena, Germany (Winter 2006) ... third in the Junior World Cup in Montreal (Winter 2006) ... gold medal at the Junior North American Cup in Columbus, Ohio, in 2007 ... bronze medal for third at the Junior Nationals in Miami during the summer of 2007, finishing ninth in the Senior competition as well ... took sixth in Senior Women’s Foil at North American Cup (Spring 2007) in Tucson ... Silver medalist in the Division I women’s foil at the 2014 USA Fencing National Championships in Columbus, Ohio. 

At Columbia Prep: Fenced throughout high school years, but not for the high school ... received the Attorney General’s Award for Courage, Commitment and Character.

Personal: Art history major ... teaches beginner’s fencing at the Fencers Club in New York ... one of several Columbia fencers whose permanent home is in Manhattan ... father, David, is a 1980 Columbia College graduate ... Nicole Ross, b. January 15, 1989 in New York City.

Career Record:

2007-08:  44-5
2008-09:  64-11
2009-10:  65-6

Overall:  173-22

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