ACADEMIC INTEGRATION & COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS

Eli Dershwitz
Eli Dershwitz
Year: Senior
Hometown: Sherborn, Mass.
High School: Dover Sherborn
Position: Sabre
Major: History
House Affiliation: Pforzheimer

2016 Olympian for United States in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.

Junior (2017-18):
Clinched second-straight NCAA Championship crown in sabre ... Finished in fourth at the NCAA Regionals, tallying a 19-4 mark and plus-46 touch differential ... Named to the Winter All-Ivy Academic Team ... Named to the All-Ivy first team ... Crowned the individual champion in sabre at the Ivy League Championships ... Recorded a 14-1 record at the Ivy League Championships with a team-high plus-47 touch differential ... Posted a 14-1 record at the St. John's Invitational, going 3-0 against four of five opponents with a plus-38 touch differential. 

Sophomore (2016-17): 
NCAA Champion in men's sabre ... First team All-Ivy ... First Team All-America ... Tallied a 69-10 overall record for the season ... Registered a 22-1 record at the NCAA Regionals Tournament, earning a gold medal and a spot at the NCAA National Championships... Led the sabre squad at the Beanpot Tournament with an 8-1 tally, including a 2-1 mark against BC, a 3-0 record against Brandeis and a 3-0 tally against MIT ... Men’s Sabre Ivy League Champion, recorded a 14-1 mark against the field at the Ivy League Championships ... Recorded a  2-1 mark against NYU, recording a plus-four touch differential ... Tallied a 12-3 record at the St. John’s Invitational, including a team-best +28 touch differential. 

Freshman (2014-15):

First team All-America selection ... Earned first team All-Ivy honors ... Earned a top-16 finish at the Moscow Saber Grand Prix ... Named ECAC Fencer of the Week for Dec. 1-7 ... Concluded year with an 84-14 overall record with a +234 touch differential ... Went a perfect 12-0 at the Tradition Tournament at Sacred Heart ...  Went 11-4 at the St. John's Invitational to help Harvard win the tournament ... Tallied an unbeaten 15-0 record at the Ivy League Round Robins, helping Harvard win the Ivy League title ... Turned in an 8-1 record at the Beanpot ... Went 16-7 at the NCAA Northeast Regional, taking seventh place ... Finished third at the NCAA Championships with a 22-2 overall record and +60 touch differential.

International
(2017-18): 
Won gold at both the Senior World Cup Algeria and Italy in Nov. 2017 and Feb. 2018. 

(2016-17):
Captured a silver at the World Cup in Madrid on May 21, his first individual medal at a World Cup event.  

(2015-16):
Qualified for the U.S. Olympic Team ... Helped the U.S. Men's Saber Team win silver at the Budapest World Cup (Nov. 1) ... Placed 21st out of 159 fencers at the Grand Prix: Senior Men's Saber event (Dec. 13).

(2014-15): 
Claimed gold at the 2015 Junior World Championships in Tashkent, Uzbekistan April 1-9 ... Won the gold medal at the National Division I Championships in July ... Champion of second-straight Pan-American Games in April ... In September, 2014, earned gold at the Budapest Junior World Cup ... Won silver at the October Division I North American Cup in Portland, Oregon ... Competed at Padua World Cup in Italy, helping U.S. qualify for quarterfinals.

Before Harvard:
2014 Division-I National Champion … Helped the U.S. to a bronze medal at the Junior World Championship in 2014 … Placed 74th at the Warsaw saber Grand Prix in 2014 ... In 2013, captured bronze at the Junior World Championships … Won gold at the Sosnoweic Junior World Cup in 2013 … Took silver at the Junior World Championship in 2012 … Member of National Honor Society. 

ACADEMIC INTEGRATION & COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS