Notre Dame Duals (Women) at Notre Dame (JACC) Notre Dame, Ind. on January 28, 2012.
HONORS AND AWARDS
NCAA 11th-Place Finisher (2012)
Honorable Mention All-American
AS A FRESHMAN: Finished 11th at the NCAA Championships in the epee ... earned a monogram ... participated in four regular season dual events, posting a 39-26 bout record ... defeated Emma Vaggo (placed seventh at the NCAA Championships) from No. 7 Harvard at the St. John's Duals ... tied for the most bouts wins for the epee squad at the NYU Duals with a 12-6 record ... swept members of host NYU (3-0), surrendering just three touches to Violet fencers ... perfect mark against Yale competitors (3-0) at the NYU Duals, carding clean sheets in two bouts ... gathered a 15-1 record at the Notre Dame Duals ... took down Kate Cavanaugh (tied for third at the NCAA Championships) from No. 8 Northwestern in a 3-0 bout run over the Wildcats at the home duals ... defeated six opponents by four or more touches at the home meet ... finished 8-8 at the Northwestern Duals ... went 3-0 against No. 1 Princeton at the Northwestern Duals.
PREP & PERSONAL: Attended Palo Verde High School in Las Vegas, Nev., where she was a three-sport athlete in basketball, track and cross country in addition to fencing ... trained with the Fencing Academy of Nevada under legendary Notre Dame head coach Yves Auriol ... member of the Las Vegas Elite AAU basketball team ... earned four varsity letters in both basketball and track, while claiming one in cross country ... named a United States Fencing Association (USFA) First Team Academic All-American in both 2010 and 2011, while also being chosen as the Las Vegas Athletic Club Female Athlete of the Year and Palo Verde High Student Athlete of the Year in '11 ... named an NIAA top-ten athlete of Nevada in '11 ... set Palo Verde records in both triple jump and long jump, while qualifying as state finalist in those events from '09-11 ... on the fencing circuit, finished 29th at the Tournoi Carl Schwende in Montreal, Canada to earn four points toward national junior ranking ... also placed 100th at the Vigor Challenge in Goteborg, an event she finished 35th at the previous year to earn two points toward junior ranking ... biggest athletic thrill to-date is arriving home from fencing tournament in Germany and going straight to a basketball game that her team won in double overtime ... former fencer Kimberlee Montoya ('09) graduated from same high school ... member of the National Honor Society, Pep Club and Speech and Debate teams ... recipient of the UNLV Future Scholar Award and the Air Force ROTC Academic and Leadership Award ... born in Los Angeles, Calif. ... daughter of Sean and Cynthia Ameli ... older brother, Kian, fenced for Stanford ... enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters.