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Senior Sammy Roberts
Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics/Gene Boyars

Roberts, Spear Named Fencing Primetime Performers by CollegeFencing360

Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics
          Release: 02/16/2012
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NEW YORK - Columbia senior Sammy Roberts and newcomer Will Spear were honored as College Fencing Primetime Performers of the Week, announced by CollegeFencing360.com.

Roberts and teammate Loweye Diedro each finished 15-3 at the Ivy League Championships this past weekend at Yale. The 15-3 records tied for second best in women's sabre at the round-robin tournament. Roberts ultimately posted an 82-30 point differential in the two-day competition and her 3-0 sweep of Harvard helped spur Columbia to a 14-13 victory.

Spear was named the Ivy League Men's Rookie of the Year and the Most Outstanding Performer on the men's side. Spear went 13-2 in men's sabre at the Ivy League Championships and swept all three bouts vs. Yale to help lift Columbia to a 15-12 victory. Spear also posted a 3-0 record against eventual Ivy League champion Princeton in a hard-fought 14-13 setback.

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