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Elena Helgiu
Elena Helgiu
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Wayne, N.J.
High School: Wayne Hills
Position: Sabre

Freshman (2009-10):
Finished 21st at the NCAA Championships, winning six bouts ... Won seven bouts at the Ivy League Championships ... Placed 16th at Garret Penn State Open.

Before Harvard:
Took second at the 2008 Summer National Junior Women’s Sabre … Finished in the top 24 at the Junior Women’s Sabre in 2009 … Placed in the top 32 at the Division I Women’s Sabre and the Junior Women’s Sabre in 2008 … State Certamen champion in the Latin competition in 2008 and ’09 … Won the gold medal and earned a Summa Cum Laude certificate at the National Latin Exam from 2004-08 … Member of the National Honor Society as well as the Spanish, Italian and Latin National Honor Societies … Helped out former war detainees in Romania during the summer 2008 … Enjoys drawing, tennis and ballroom dancing.