Nina van Loon
Nina van Loon
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Boulder, Colo.
High School: Boulder
Position: Epee
Major: English
House Affiliation: Currier

Sophomore (2013-14):
Went 2-1 against Tufts (Dec. 5) ... Finished 12-2 at the Tradition Tournament (Dec. 8) ... Posted a 10-4 record at the St. John's Invitational (Jan. 26) ... Posted a 10-8 record at Ivy League Round-Robins (Feb. 8-9) ... Went 4-1 to help Harvard claim its seventh straight Beanpot title (Feb. 12) ... Claimed bronze at the NCAA Northeast Regional with a 14-9 mark and plus-9 indicator (March 9). 

Freshman (2012-13):
All-America honorable mention … Posted a 14-1 record in the epee event against NYU, Vassar, Penn State, North Carolina and Sacred Heart (Dec. 1) ... Won eight matches at St. John's Invitational (Jan. 26) … Won seven matches at Ivy League Round-Robins (March 2-3) ... Placed seventh at NCAA Regionals (March 10)... Won 12 bouts to finish 11th at the NCAA Championships (March 23-24).

Finished 17th out of 145 junior epee entrants and took 57th in the Division I women's epee at the November NAC (Nov. 8-11) ... Took seventh at the Junior World Cup (Nov. 16-18) ... Placed 54th at the December NAC Dec. 13 ... Finished 27th at the Dijon Junior World Cup (Jan. 5) ... Earned her first Junior American Cup title with a gold medal performance in the Junior women's epee at the January NAC where she also finished 19th in the Division I women's epee (Jan. 17-20) … Finished 65th at the Junior Olympics (Feb. 15-17) ... Won Silver with USA's epee squad at the Junior World Championships and finished 41st individually (April 3-12) ... Placed 30th at the US National Championship (April 11-14).

Earned bronze at the Laupheim Junior Epee World Cup ... Finished ninth at the Udine World Cup.

Before Harvard:
Attained No. 1 ranking in Y14 and U17 age groups … Placed second in Cadet circuit event in Modling, Austria in 2010 … Finished third in Cadet circuit event in Grenoble, France in 2010 … Ranked second U17 NAC in January 2011 … Came in sixth at the U20 2012 Junior Olympics … Currently ranked ninth in the nation in U20 age category ... Member of the 2013 U.S. Junior fencing team … Brother, Mike Van Loon, attended University of Pennsylvania on a football scholarship, graduated 1998.