PRINCETON, N.J. – Two members of the Harvard women's fencing team have earned All-Ivy honors following the conclusion of the 2018 Ivy League Championships last weekend, Feb. 10-11, as announced by the league today. Epee fencers Cindy Gao and Shawn Wallace have been placed on the All-Ivy first team, both for the first time in their careers. Harvard has now placed at least one member on an All-Ivy team in each of the last 17 years.
Junior Shawn Wallace finished the tournament in second place for women's epee. Over the course of the Championships, Wallace posted 16 wins and only two losses. Additionally, the Singapore native tallied a season-high plus-42 touch differential, bringing her total on the season to plus-86. Wallace currently sits at the top of the Crimson's line up in wins, with a total of 51 so far this year.
Freshman Cindy Gao also earned a spot on the All-Ivy first team at the Ivy League Championships this weekend. Gao placed third out of all epee fencers at the tournament, registering a 15-3 record and plus-42 touch differential, just passing her season-high of plus-40 at the Tradition Tournament earlier this year. The Toronto, Ontario native has dropped only eight of her bouts all season, winning 46 of them.
Harvard will gear up for the annual Beanpot tournament tomorrow, Feb. 14 hosted by MIT.