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Year: Senior
City/State: Portland, Ore.
High School: Homeschool


2011: Won her second national title when she took first place in the NCAA Women’s Saber Championship…defeated Princeton’s Eliza Stone 15-12 in the final bout to become the first Duke fencer in school history to win two national championships…was tied 12-12 with Stone in the final before scoring three straight points to secure the win…sat in fifth place on the final day of the NCAA Championships, but won nine straight bouts in the round-robin segment to jump into second place and into the medal rounds…named All-America for the third straight year…honored with the Duke Board of Trustees' "Board Resolution Award"...named to ACC Academic Honor Roll...only the second NCAA women’s fencer to win two saber championships…went 66-3 for Duke in the regular season and became the women’s program’s all-time wins leader…won the Atlantic/South Regional for the third straight year…one of Duke’s five recipients of the Duke Strength & Conditioning Award…named Academic All-District III second team…an Academic Honor Roll selection for the third straight year…helped the Duke women’s saber team set a record for wins with a 22-1 record…the Duke women also set a team record with 17 victories and a 17-6 record.

2010: Took second in the NCAA Women’s Saber Championship...named All-America for the second straight year...first fencer in Duke history to claim two top-two finishes at the NCAA 2010 championships, went 22-2 in opening round-robin, defeated St. John’s Dagmara Wozniak 15-7 before falling to Harvard sophomore Carolina Vloka 15-13 in the final...match with Vloka was rematch of the 2009 NCAA Women’s Saber Final...led all women’s fencers at the NCAAs in total touches, fewest touches received and touch differential...took first place in the Atlantic/South Regional for the second straight year...lost only one bout during the regular season to finish 72-1...improved her career winning percentage to .977...led Duke women’s saber squad to a 19-4 record, the best in school history...did not lose a match over Duke’s final three regular season meets...went 15-0 at the season-opening Philadelphia Invitational...posted a 27-1 record at the Northwestern Duals...went 12-0 at the Duke Invitational...led all Duke fencers in regular-season wins...named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll for the second straight year.

2009: Became the second fencer in Duke history to win a NCAA Championship, taking first place in saber...lost just one of her 25 bouts during her run to the NCAA Championship... her +77 touch differential at Nationals was the highest of any fencer, men or women, in any division...went 53-2 for the saber squad...posted a winning record in all four meets, including undefeated records in three meets...went 18-0 at the Penn Duals...went 15-0 at the MIT Meet...finished 14-2 at the Princeton Duals...ended the regular season with a 6-0 showing at the Duke Home Meet...named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll.

Prep: Won the bronze medals in the team and individual sabre events at the 2008 Olympics Games in Beijing, China ... entered the individual competition seeded No. 2 and defeated Spain’s Araceli Navarro 12-7, Hungary’s Orsolya Nagy 15-5 and Tunisia’s Azza Besbes 15-14 to advance to the semifinals ... fell to US teammate Mariel Zagunis 15-11 in the semis before defeating Russia’s Sofiya Velikaya 15-14 in the bronze medal match ... helped the top-seeded US sabre squad defeat France 45-38 five days later to win the bronze medal in the team sabre competition ... won six of her nine bouts in the team competition, including two of three in the bronze medal round ... helped the same squad win the gold at the Las Vegas Grand Prix on June 20, which was the final qualifier before the 2008 Olympic Games ... is the top-ranked senior fencer in women’s sabre entering her college career based on the US Fencing point standings (17,003 points) ... took first place at the 2007 Cadet World Championships ... Also took first in the Senior, Junior and Cadet World Championships in 2006 ... helped her sabre team finish first in the 2005 Senior Team World Championships.

Personal: Was home-schooled in Portland, Oregon ... the daughter of Bill and Beth Ward ... has a brother, Williams, age 22 ... plans to major in Environmental Law ... writes for the Duke student newspaper, The Chronicle.

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