No. 1 Irish Roll On Final Day Of Duke Fencing Home Meet

Notre Dame won all three of its team matches Sunday to improve to 20-1 this season


Notre Dame Women's Fencing

Notre Dame Duals (Women) at Notre Dame (JACC) Notre Dame, Ind. on January 28, 2012.


3/5 Men and Women's Fencing Conference Championship

Men and Women's Fencing competes in the Conference Championship on March 5th.

NCAA 17th-Place Finisher (2011)
MFC Foil Third-Place Finisher (2011)
First Team All-MFC (2011)
Second Team All-MFC (2012)

AS A SOPHOMORE: Participated in each regular season dual meet for the Irish ... earned second monogram ... ranked second on foil team in total bout victories with a 37-8 record ... compiled a 6-3 effort at the St. John's Duals, including a win over Devynn Patterson (finished 17th at the NCAA Championships) from No. 8 Northwestern ... posted a 5-4 outing at the NYU Duals, sweeping fencers from host NYU (3-0) while allowing only three touches ... had the best showing of the season at the Notre Dame Duals, gathering a 14-1 effort that was highlighted by a 3-0 sweep of Michigan ... tied for the most wins on the Irish roster with a 12-0 bout record at the Northwestern Duals, taking a 3-0 decision over UC San Diego ... placed eighth at the Midwest Fencing Conference Championships to earn all-MFC second team recognition.

AS A FRESHMAN: Concluded successful rookie campaign with the Irish with a record of 27-12 and a berth into the NCAA Championship ... earned first monogram ... opened the year going 6-4 at the NYU Invitational, including a perfect 3-0 against Columbia in the second match of the day ... claimed first collegiate victory over Katharine Pitt of Yale, 5-2 ... in 3-0 showing against Columbia, recorded wins over D'Meca Homer (5-2), Huda Muhammad (5-0) and Megan Ng (5-0) ... followed the NYU Invitational with a 5-3 showing at the St. John's Challenge ... clinched the foil victory in the opener against Ohio State, defeating NCAA participant Allison Henvick 5-3 ... in close 15-12 victory over Penn State, posted a 3-0 ledger including clinching the foil win with a 5-1 decision over NCAA participant Doris Willette ... registered a 7-1 record at the Notre Dame Duals ... opened the event with a 3-0 mark against Lawrence, clinching the foil with a 5-0 shutout of Dorothea Schurr ... finished 7-4 at the Northwestern Duals ... opened the event going 3-0 against North Carolina and clinching the foil with a 5-0 triumph over Heather Van Wallendael ... earned a pair of wins against Cal Tech, defeating Mengyu Guan (5-0) and Rachel Deghuec (5-0) ... clinched the foil against Stanford in final match of event with a 5-1 victory over Rebecca Chung ... also defeated Maneeshika Madduri (5-0) earlier in the match ... ended regular season notching two more victories at the Irish Duals, earning one apiece against Chicago and Illinois ... began fabulous postseason run at the Midwest Fencing Conference Championships, reaching the semifinals of direct elimination and getting tabbed first team all-MFC ... reached the semifinals of the table with an 11-9 victory over teammate Grace Hartman before falling to another Irish teammate, Hayley Reese, in the semifinals by an identical 11-9 score ... helped women's foil squad capture the team weapon title the following day, en route to the team sweeping all six weapons for the first time in conference history ... at the NCAA Championship, finished 17th in the foil after finishing with a pool play record of 9-14 with a -20 indicator ... most impressive victory at the event came as she defeated Penn State rival Olga Ostatnigrosh 5-0 ... also clinched team title with 3-2 overtime win over Kathy Chou of Harvard.

PREP & PERSONAL: Home schooled in Tucson, Arizona ... attended same club as Irish fencers Ariel DeSmet and Nick Crebs, the Northwest Fencing Center ... biggest athletic thrill to date was placing first in the Division I Summer Nationals in 2010 as well as first in the senior team Summer Nationals in 2009 ... competed in limited international competition before arriving at Notre Dame ... placed 53rd in a senior league tournament in Las Vegas, 41st in Dallas and 64th in New York, earning two points toward international standings at each ... daughter of Michael and Mary Etta Beck ... enrolled in the College of Science as a chemistry major.


Year W L Pct. NCAA Finish
2011 27 12 .692 17th
2012 37 8 .822 --
Career 64 20 .762 --

Rachel Beck
Rachel  Beck


Tucson, AZ

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Northwest Fencing Center

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