Women's Fencing Unveils Class of 2023

Women's fencing celebrates at the Ivy League championships.
Photo courtesy of Greg Carroccio.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Women's fencing has added two new faces for the upcoming 2019-20 season: Maria Theodore and Karina Wang. The Crimson are coming off a fourth-place finish at nationals.

The two first years will be met by a team that mounted a fourth-place finish at the national championships in 2019, including four All-Ivy selections and three All-Americans. Theodore and Wang follow in the steps of 2018-19 first-year Crimson members Elizabeth Tartakovsky and Veronica Czyzewski who were named first-team All-Americans.

The class of 2023 can be found below:

Maria TheodoreSabre | Quincy, Mass. | Thayer Academy
Five-time USA Fencing All-Academic first team…Five-time All-American first team…AHEPA National Scholar-Athlete Award Winner…Ranked top 15 in Junior Women's Saber…Two-time top 10 finisher in Junior Women's Saber Junior Olympics…Bronze medal in Senior Women's Saber Team 2019 January NAC… Two top-20 results in Division 1 Challenges…Top-35 finish in Junior World Cup 2018...Top five placement at Cadet Women's Saber 2016 November NAC… Two-time varsity letterwinner for Thayer Academy Varsity Track and Field Team…Member of 2019 Thayer Academy, Cum Laude Honor Society and Thayer Academy Global Scholar…United States Congressional Award Gold Medal winner…Genius Olympiad Finalist…USA Fencing Absolute Fencing Gear Scholarship…daughter to George Theodore, who attended Harvard College '87 and Harvard Medical School '91.

Karina WangFoil | Timonium, Md. | Dulaney
Two-time Summer Nationals Team top-three finisher…Top-10 finishes in Junior Olympic Cadet, November North American Cup Cadet, Junior Olympics, and Summer Nationals Junior Category, and Division 1A National Championships…Top-20 finishes in Division 1 National Championships and December North American Cup Championships… Dulaney High School Valedictorian… US Presidential Scholar Candidate… Two-time National AP Scholar… Three-time AP Scholar with Distinction…Dulaney FBLA President… Dulaney Key Club President… Dulaney French Club and National French Honor Society President… Member of National Honor Society; National French Honor Society and Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society.