UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The five members of the Yale women's fencing team competing at the 2018 NCAA Fencing Championships finished their last day of competition today.
Sophomore Michelle Nam—Yale's only fencer in the women's epee event—was the top performer for the Bulldogs, finishing in 14th place.
With the end of this event, captain and senior saber fencer Ilana Kamber completed her collegiate fencing career. In her second appearance at these championships, Kamber won 9 bouts—one against third-place finisher Francesca Russo—and finished the competition in 17th place. "I'm happy to have ended my fencing [career] with so many of my teammates here supporting me," Kamber said. First-year saber fencer Mary Barnett placed 20th in the women's saber event. Sophomore foilist Anna Zhou—having won 9 bouts as well—finished in 16th place in the women's foil event, while her teammate Jenny Zhao placed 23rd in the same event.
Although the joint championship title will not be decided until after the men's events in the coming days, Yale finished the women's portion of the competition in 10th place with 38 points.