Emma Baratta, a four-time All-American fencer at Columbia,
finished her impressive collegiate career with a record of 109-8. The standout
fencer was named to the All-American first team in 2004 after a fourth-place
finish at the NCAA Championships and again in 2006 following a third-place
finish at nationals.
Also a three-time All-Ivy League and Academic All-Ivy League
selection, Baratta was named to the 2006 CoSIDA/ESPN Academic All-American
Women's First Team.
A well-rounded leader, Baratta earned the Kestler Award in
2004 for inspiring the team and leading the way to victory. In 2006, Baratta
earned the Columbia Women's Fencing Award for the greatest contribution to the
team based on leadership and ability. That same year, Baratta won the Marion R.
Philips Watch as the Barnard/Columbia senior female student-athlete with the
highest cumulative grade point average. Baratta's success continued after her
collegiate career concluded, as she was one of 58 winter sport recipients in
the nation to receive an NCAA postgraduate Scholarship.
Internationally, Baratta continued to fence with much
success; so much so that her individual results from 2002-2008 included 9
national medals and 2 international medals. Baratta's career took off in the
international fencing community in 2004 when she was a member of the 2004 U.S.
National Team, which won silver at the World Championships and a coveted team
gold medal at the World Cup in Moscow.
In 2007, Baratta was a member of the U.S. Team at the Pan
American Games in Rio de Janeiro, during which the United States won silver.
Most recently, Baratta was a member of the USA team, which won the bronze medal
at the World Cup in Istanbul, Turkey.