Posts Tagged ‘women’s fencing’

Sports | Apr. 3 4:11 pm EST
five questions

Belting out the National Anthem, watching too much TV, and becoming an All-American with Sammy Roberts

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Over the last four years, Sammy Roberts (SEAS ’12) has been one of Columbia’s top sabre fencers. As of late, her overall record is an unresolved 103-45 and this past week, the New Jersey native’s 12 victories at the NCAA Championships gained her All-American honors for the third time. It’s easy to ramble off Roberts’s accomplishments; however, her fast attack isn’t all that has us talking.

Roberts sat down with Spectrum to discuss her successes and life outside the world of fencing. Want to know her most embarrassing fencing moment?  Or how about what she does in her spare time?

Read after the jump for the latest installment of five questions with this sabre supremacy. More »


Sports | May. 28 12:41 pm EST
Grand Prix

CU fencer takes eighth in Seoul Grand Prix

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Rising sophomore Nzingha Prescod has become the first American woman foilist to finish in the top-eight in a fencing Grand Prix since 2004. More »


Sports | Mar. 30 4:00 pm EST
Five Questions

Five questions with fencer Lydia Kopecky

Courtesy of Columbia Athletics

A strong performance by Columbia’s fencing team at the NCAA Championships this past weekend was highlighted by sophomore Lydia Kopecky. Kopecky placed No. 7 in the nation in women’s epee and earned second team All-American honors for her performance. Read after the jump for the latest installment of “five questions” with the fencing star. More »


Sports | Feb. 19 1:15 pm EST
Ivy Awards

Fencing earns eight all-Ivy nominations as well as Rookie of the Year

Henry Willson / Spec

Columbia freshman Nzingha Prescod, a member of the U.S. senior foil team, was the unanimous choice for the Ivy League’s inaugural Rookie of the Year award. Prescod performed incredibly well at Ivies, and was undefeated for nearly the entire season, but ended the competition 16-2, still enough for top position in the foil standings. More »


Sports | Jan. 5 9:53 am EST
checking in

Checking In: Men’s and women’s fencing

Courtesy of Columbia Athletics

Spectator Sports, over the next few days, will review what you need to know about Columbia’s winter sports.

We may be on holiday, but the Columbia Lions fencing teams open the 2010-2011 campaign with a trip down south to Dallas, Texas for the North American Cup before returning to school.

Then and Now

  • The women’s team finished second in the Ivies in 2010
  • The men went winless in Ivy Competition in 2010
  • In the USFCA Fencing Coaches Poll, the Columbia women find themselves ranked 5th in the nation, while the men hold the 8th spot in the men’s rankings
  • The Ivies feature prominently in the rankings, with Princeton, Harvard and Penn also in the top 10 for both More »