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38 Days, 38 Sports: Women's Fencing

Courtesy: Princeton Athletic Communications                                                                      Release: 08/20/2013
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The women's fencing team won its fourth straight Ivy League title in 2013.
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As a countdown to the start of the 2013-14 athletic schedule, GoPrincetonTigers.com will take a look at each of Princeton's 38 sports. A new post will be added each day Monday through Friday until the first Princeton athletic events on Aug. 31.


Princeton Women's Fencing: Five Numbers to Know
1988 First year as a varsity sport 7 Ivy League titles 1 NCAA team championship 136 Dual-match wins in seven years under head coach Zoltan Dudas 2 NCAA individual champions

Head Coach

 Zoltan Dudas
Eighth season as head coach in 2013-14
• Led Princeton to the NCAA championship in 2013
• Has led Princeton's women to four straight Ivy titles from 2010-13
• Has had 23 women's All-America honrees while at Princeton
• Has had 18 women's first-team All-Ivy League honorees in his tenure
 


Top Returner

Susannah Scanlan
• Was the NCAA runner-up in epee at the 2013 NCAA Championship
• Won an Olympic bronze medal in team epee with the U.S. contingent in London in 2012
• Is a three-time All-America, having earned the honor in 2009 and 2010 before taking time away from Princeton to train for the Olympics
• Is a two-time first-team All-Ivy League, earning the honor in 2009 and 2010


Top Freshman in 2012-13

Gracie Stone
• Earned All-America honors last season, placing third in the saber at the NCAA Championship
• Earned first-team All-Ivy League honors in 2013
• Was named the Ivy League Rookie of the Year, going 15-0 in league dual bouts
• Was one of three Stone siblings  to help Princeton to the NCAA title in 2013, along with rising senior Robert and alumna Eliza '13


Ten Princeton Women's Fencing Facts

• Zoltan Dudas will likely become Princeton's all-time winningest coach in the coming season. He has 136 dual-match victories, behind only his predecessor Michel Sebastiani's 141 from 1988-2006.

• Eliza Stone '13 won the NCAA saber title in 2013, joining Eva Petschnigg (foil, 2000) as Princeton's NCAA individual champions.

• Princeton's fencing room is named for Stan Sieja, who was Princeton's coach from 1946-82. He is the program's all-time winningest coach with 258 victories.

• Princeton's NCAA team title in 2013 was the program's first NCAA team title of the combined men's/women's era. The team had taken home top-four trophies in 1994, 1996, 1999, 2011 and 2012.

• Princeton's Ivy League title in 2010 was the program's first since 2001. The team followed it up with Ivy titles the next three years and already owns the second-longest streak in league history (Penn, six, 1983-88).

• Since the program's first varsity season in 1988, it has had just two coaches, with Michel Sebastiani (1988-2006) and Zoltan Dudas (since 2006) serving in that role.

• Princeton set a program record for dual-match wins in a season when the Tigers went 29-2 in 2012-13.

• The Ivy League began naming the Most Outstanding Performer and Rookie of the Year at the Ivy League Championship in 2011. Princeton has won the last four combined honors, with rising junior Ambika Singh sweeping them in 2012 and Eliza Stone '13 and rising sophomore Gracie Stone doing so last season.

• Princeton has had a first-team All-Ivy League honoree every year since 1995.

• Rising senior Susannah Scanlan and Maya Lawrence '02 teamed with sisters Kelley and Courtney Hurley to win the women's epee team bronze medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics. The team defeated Russia 31-30 in extra time to claim the medal.


July 10 - Baseball
July 11 - Field Hockey
July 12 - Football
July 15 - Women's Tennis
July 16 - Men's Heavyweight Crew
July 17 - Women's Basketball
July 18 - Men's Outdoor Track
July 19 - Women's Open Crew
July 22 - Men's Lacrosse
July 23 - Women's Squash
July 24 - Men's Golf
July 25 - Women's Volleyball
July 26 - Men's Basketball
July 29 - Women's Lacrosse
July 30 - Men's Hockey
July 31 - Women's Swimming
Aug. 1 - Men's Tennis
Aug. 2 - Women's Cross Country
Aug. 5 - Wrestling
Aug. 6 - Women's Indoor Track
Aug. 7 - Men's Cross Country
Aug. 8 - Women's Outdoor Track
Aug. 9 - Men's Swimming
Aug. 12 - Women's Hockey
Aug. 13 - Men's Lightweight Crew
Aug. 14 - Women's Soccer
Aug. 15 - Men's Indoor Track
Aug. 16 - Softball
Aug. 19 - Men's Fencing
Aug. 20 - Women's Fencing

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