Elena Helgiu
Elena Helgiu
Year: Senior
Hometown: Wayne, N.J.
High School: Wayne Hills
Position: Sabre
Major: Psychology
House Affiliation: Eliot

Senior (2013-14):
Went 1-0 against Tufts (Dec. 5) ... Competed at the St. John's Invitational (Jan. 26) … Went 7-2 to help Harvard to its seventh Beanpot title (Feb. 12).

Junior (2012-13):
Participated in the epee event at the Garret Open hosted by Penn State (Nov. 3-4) ... Earned four wins at St. John's Invitational (Jan. 26) … Earned six wins at Ivy League Round-Robins (March 2-3) ... Placed 11th at NCAA Regionals (March 10). 

Sophomore (2010-11):
Finished 23rd at the Penn State Garret Open (Nov. 14) ... Went 5-4 at the MIT Eric Sollee Invitational (Feb. 6) ... Posted an even 9-9 record to finish 11th overall at the Ivy League Championship (Feb. 12-13) ... Owned a 5-4 mark at the Beanpot (Feb. 16) ... Placed 23rd at the Northeast Regionals (March 13).

Freshman (2009-10):
Placed 16th at Garret Penn State Open (Nov. 21) … Won seven bouts at the Ivy League Championships (Feb. 21) ... Finished 21st at the NCAA Championships, winning six bouts (March 25-26). 

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, Spanish, Italian and Latin National Honor Societies …  Helped out former war detainees in Romania during the summer 2008.