NEW YORK - Several members of the Columbia women's fencing
team notched solid performances in Junior and Senior World Cups last weekend in
First-year Jackie Dubrovich headlined the weekend for
Columbia fencers with a bronze medal finish at the Lyon Junior Foil World Cup
in France on Saturday, marking her second podium finish of the season on the
Junior World Cup circuit.
London XXX Olympian and Columbia junior Nzingha Prescod opened
the international women's foil season with a 12th place finish at
the Gdansk Grand Prix in Poland on Saturday. The top 16-finish did not come
without a challenge, as Prescod was pitted against her own classmate,
first-year Margaret Lu, in the table of 32. Prescod ultimately won the bout,
15-9, as Lu finished with a coveted top-32 finish, coming in 21st
First-year Sarah Gruman also had a strong finish at the
Coupe du Monde Junior World Cup, placing eighth overall in women's sabre.
"This weekend of amazing world cup results shows how our
fencing program not only strives to succeed in the NCAA's but also supports our
athletes world team dreams," said Columbia head fencing coach Michael. "I am
really excited when our athletes do well after all of the effort they put into
Monde Junior World Cup, Lyon, France (90 fencers)
3rd - Jackie
Monde Junior World Cup Women's Sabre, Phoenix, Ariz.
8th - Sarah
Court Grand Prix Senior Women's Foil World Cup, Gdansk,