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Sarah Collins
Player Profile:
Sarah Collins 783501
Position: Epee
Year: Senior
City/State: Palm Harbor, Fla.
High School: Palm Harbor

Honors: All-America (Epee - 2014) ... NCAA Championships Qualifier (Epee - 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015) ... NCAA Regional Participant (Epee - 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015) ... Team Captain (2014, 2015) ... All-ACC Academic (2015) ... ACC Academic Honor Roll (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)

2015: Women’s co-captain for the 2015 season … capped a stellar Duke career with her fourth straight trip to the NCAA Fencing Championships, placing 15th in women’s epee … became just the fourth Duke woman to qualify for the meet every year of her college career, joining epee Anne Kercsmar (2004-07), saber Becca Ward (2009-12) and epee Emily D’Agostino (2010-13) … captured sixth at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic/South Regional … took fifth at the ACC Championships … logged a 49-15 record during the regular season … led the women’s epee squad in wins (49) and winning percentage (.766) … started the year with a 40-9 ledger through the first three meets … opened the 2015 campaign with a season-best 15-2 record at the Western Invitational … produced an 11-3 mark at the Philadelphia Invitational … went 14-4 at the Eric Sollee Invitational … logged a record of 6-3 during the team portion of the ACC Championships … won three of her six bouts at the Duke Meet ... selected to the All-ACC Academic Women's Fencing Team and earned a spot on the ACC Academic Honor Roll for the fourth straight year.

2014: Team captain for the 2014 season … made her third straight appearance at the NCAA Fencing Championships … climbed 12 spots on the final day of the national championships to place 12th and garner All-America honors for the first time in her career … placed 12th at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic/South Regional … ended the regular season with a 47-12 record after missing the first two meets of the year … her .797 winning percentage ranked first among all Duke women fencers ... turned in a 29-7 performance at the two-day Northwestern Duals, followed by a 10-1 day at the Duke Home Meet … named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll for the third time in as many years.

2013: Qualified for the NCAA Championships for the second straight year and placed 18th ... became the sixth Duke women’s fencer to compete in multiple NCAA Championships ... took eighth at the Mid-Atlantic/South Regionals ... went 54-20 in the regular season to tie for the third most wins on the entire women’s team ... had the second most wins on the epee squad and helped the group to a team-best 23-3 record ... fenced at every meet and posted winning marks in four of those five outings ... went 10-5 at the Penn State Duals, 11-7 at the Philadelphia Invitational, 14-14 at the MIT Duals, 13-2 at the Duke Home Meet and 6-6 at the Temple Duals ... named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll for the second straight year.

2012: Named to ACC Academic Honor Roll ... placed fourth at the Atlantic/South Regionals to advance to the NCAA Championships ... placed 13th at NCAAs ... posted a 62-23 record ... her 62 wins were the second most on the epee squad ... helped lead the epee squad to a 22-7 record ... went 11-1 at the Philadelphia Invitational ... went 28-6 at the Northwestern Duals ... posted a 10-5 record at the Duke Duals.

Prep: Placed 14th at the USA Fencing National Championships in 2011 ... took 18th at the North American Cup U-20 division in Dallas in 2011 and 10th place in Atlanta in 2010 ... was a member of the Cadet World Championship team, placing 51st ... won the gold medal at the 2008 Summer Nationals in San Jose ... member of the National Honor Society at Palm Harbor University High School.

Personal: Born on September 27, 1992 in Palm Harbor, Fla. ... daughter of Lauren and Raymond Collins.


2012 62-23 .729 -- 4th 13th
2013 54-20 .730 -- 8th 18th
2014 47-12 .797 -- 12th 12th
2015 49-15 .766 5th 6th 15th
TOTAL   212-70 .752      

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