Category Archives: Women

Scoping Out Stories from the Ivy Salles

BROWN bears Men’s Team goes 1-3 at Brandeis Invitational | Women’s Team Sweeps NFC for 3rd Year COLUMBIA lions Kurt Getz Silver at North American Cup | Women Win Four of Five at NYU Invitational CORNELL big red Fencing Wins 2008 Wellesley Invitational | Tasha Hall … Continue reading

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Looking Back: Highlights from the 2006 Round-Robins!

Our trusty Canon digital camcorder was roaming the floor at the Ivy League Fencing Round-Robins on Sunday, February 25 at Harvard’s Gordon Track. I was not able to get as much women’s fencing video as I would have hoped, but … Continue reading

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Peggy Walbridge – Ivy@50

Tell Cornell’s Peggy Walbridge that she is Cornell’s greatest woman fencer and she’s quick to disagree. “No I’m not. Grace Acel was. She was phenomenal.” Indeed, Acel’s accomplishments are impressive, with two national fencing championships in 1942-43. Cornell had an … Continue reading

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Mary Jane O'Neill – Ivy@50

The Lajos Csiszar women’s fencing trophy, awarded to the Ivy League’s women’s champion team, is modeled on Penn Athletic Hall of Famer and two-time Olympian Mary Jane O’Neill. “The trophy was donated by a Penn alum,” O’Neill modestly recalls, “and … Continue reading

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Maya Lawrence – Ivy@50

Maya Lawrence is in Europe, working as an “assistante d’angalis” at a lycee (fix) (high school) in Paris, through a program administered by the French Embassy in Washington, D.C. She’s also training with some of the world’s best fencers in … Continue reading

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Sada Jacobson – Ivy@50

At the 2004 Summer Olympic sabre competition Sada Jacobson made history. She and teammate Mariel Zagunis became the first American women to medal in fencing when she took the bronze medal and Zagunis (daughter of Penn rower and 1976 Olympian … Continue reading

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Caitlin Bilobeau – Ivy@50

The 1983-84 Columbia fencing media guide set the bar high for freshman foil fencer Caitlin Bilodeau. “One of the most significant athletes ever to enter Columbia” it announced, which is fairly encompassing statement when one thinks about it. After all, … Continue reading

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