ACADEMIC INTEGRATION COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS

 
Brian Kaneshige
Brian Kaneshige
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Maple Wood, N.J.
High School: Columbia
Position: Foil
Major: East Asian Studies
House Affiliation: Quincy

Sophomore (2012-13)
Named to All-America second team after placing seventh at NCAA Championships ... Won 15 bouts at NCAAs ... Earned All-Ivy League first-team honors ... Posted 10-5 record at Ivy Round-Robins ... Earned the gold medal at NCAA Regionals ... Won the bronze medal at the Luxembourg Junior Foil World Cup ... Finished 13th out of 161 competitors in the men's junior foil event and 17th out of 178 fencers in the men's Division I foil event at the North American Cup ... Competed with the foil squad against NYU, North Carolina, Sacred Heart, Vassar and  Penn State to help Harvard get off to a 4-1 start in team competition (Dec. 1) ... Took 13th in the Division I men's foil competition at the December North American Cup (Dec. 7) ... Took 12th at the Udine World Cup ... Went 9-6 at the St. John's Invitational.

Freshman (2011-12)
Finished in 12th place and earned All-American honorable mention ... Went 11-4 which tied him for second place at the 2012 Ivy League championships … Earned First Team All-Ivy honors … Named CollegeFencing360 “Primetime Performer” for week four of the season.

Before Harvard:
Four-year letterwinner in fencing at Columbia High School … Named first team all-state four times … Two-time individual state champion and four-time district champion … Led Columbia to state championships in 2010 and 2011 … Went undefeated as a sophomore … Named 2009 Star-Ledger Boy’s Fencer of the Year … Member of the 2011 USA Junior national team that won gold at the World Championships in Dead Sea, Jordan … Member of the 2010 USA Cadet national team  … Finished first place individually at the Cadet World Cup in Paris and Junior Olympics in Memphis in 2010 … Placed second at the 2009 Junior World Cup in Montreal … Third-place finisher at the Junior World Cup in Germany in 2007 and Italy in 2011 … Winner of the Essex Award for outstanding Essex County high school scholar-athlete in 2011 … AP Scholar … Dartmouth Book Award winner … Plays the piano … His sister, Christina, was an All-Ivy League fencer at the University of Pennsylvania.