ND Fencing Midwest Conference Championships

The Irish fencing team takes on opponents from all over the midwest on February 28, 2009.


Team Captain (2009, 2010, 2011)

NCAA Sabre Champion (2008)

NCAA Sabre Fifth-Place Finisher (2010)

NCAA Sabre 13th-Place Finisher (2009)

First Team All-American (2008)

Second Team All-American (2010)

MFC Sabre Champion (2009)

MFC Sabre Runner-Up (2011)

MFC Sabre Third-Place Finisher (2008, 2010)

First Team All-MFC (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011)

AS A SENIOR: Concluded Irish career with a 29-16 record to finish with a 185-42 career record in sabre ... earned fourth monogram ... named first team all-MFC for fourth time in career ... opened up final season with a 10-5 record at the NYU Invitational ... clinched the sabre for the Irish against Northwestern with a 5-3 victory over Annelise Eeman ... also clinched the sabre against NYU with a 5-1 decision over Joann Reyes ... recorded a total of seven wins the following day at the St. John's Challenge ... went a perfect 3-0 in lone match competed in at the Notre Dame Duals against Northwestern ... also earned the sabre-clinching win in that contest, defeating Jillian Mahen 5-1 ... at the Northwestern Duals, put together an 8-3 ledger including clean sheets against UC-San Diego (3-0) and Cal Tech (2-0) ... clinched sabre win over UC-San Diego with 5-1 triumph over Jordan Conway ... finished runner-up at the Midwest Fencing Conference Championships ... entered direct elimination as the 10th seed, knocking off teammates Danielle Guilfoyle (15-5) and Abigail Nichols (15-8) en route to earning a semifinal matchup with teammate and NCAA qualifier Lian Osier ... pulled out a 15-8 victory in the bout to reach the finals ... concluded postseason action with a sixth-place showing at the NCAA Midwest Regionals ... recipient of the Knute Rockne Student-Athlete Award.

AS A JUNIOR: Finished fifth at the NCAA Championships, earning second team All-America accolades in her third straight appearance at the championships ... also named first team all-MFC after finishing third at the Midwest Fencing Championships ... named the Notre Dame Monogram Club MVP along with being named the Irish Most Valuable Sabreuse ... concluded the year with a regular season record of 43-11 ... opened the year with a 10-5 showing at the NYU Invitational, including a perfect 3-0 mark against Yale and St. John's ... also clinched the match for the Irish against the Red Storm, defeating Kaylee Pike, 5-0 ... went 10-2 at the St. John's Challenge, posting clean sweeps against Harvard (3-0) and Penn State (3-0) ... racked up a 19-4 record at the Northwestern Duals ... ended the regular season with a 4-0 ledger at the Notre Dame Duals, taking part in bouts against Lawrence (1-0) and Northwestern (3-0) ... earned a share of third at the Midwest Fencing Championships, falling to Allison Miller of Ohio State in the semifinals ... knocked out Laura Rios of Oberlin (15-4), Samantha LaFrance of Detroit (15-14), Jillian Mahen of Northwestern (15-10) and Whitney White of Northwestern (15-8) to earn her spot in the semifinals ... helped team capture the sabre title at Midwest Fencing Championships, knocking off Ohio State in the final by the score of 5-3 ... she notched two of the teams five points in the bout ... finished runner-up at the NCAA Midwest Regional, losing a hard-fought 15-12 decision to teammate Eileen Hassett ... reached the final with victories over Alicia Gurrieri of Northwestern (15-10) and Allison Miller of Ohio State (15-14) in the table of eight ... just missed the top four at the NCAA Championships, finishing fifth with a record of 17-6 in round robin play with a +24 indicator.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Placed 13th at the NCAA Championship ... went 40-8 during the regular season ... opened her year with a 2-4 record at the St. John's Duals before bouncing back with a 10-2 showing at the NYU Invitational, including a 3-0 record against St. John's ... had an impressive showing at the Northwestern Duals, finishing 19-2, including 3-0 marks against Lawrence, Detroit and Ohio State ... also topped the 100 career win mark at the Northwestern Duals ... went undefeated at the Notre Dame Duals, finishing 9-0 overall, including 3-0 marks against Air Force and UC San Diego ... beat Ohio State's Margarita Tschomakova, 15-8, to win the women's sabre title at the Midwest Fencing Conference Championships and earn first-team All-Conference honors ... in the championships, took down Samantha Kuykendahl of Indiana, 15-2, in the round of 32 and Northwestern's Annelise Eeman, 15-13, in the round of 16 ... knocked off Emily Cheng of Ohio State, 15-12, to advance to the semifinals ... beat Notre Dame teammate Ashley Serrette, 15-11, in the semifinals ... in the championship bout against Tschomakova, led 8-6 at the break before rattling off six consecutive touches en route to the victory ... edged teammate Eileen Hassett in the championship bout, 15-13, to earn the gold medal at the NCAA Midwest Regionals ... entered the final eight as the second seed ... beat Northwestern's Whitney White, 15-4, and teammate Beatriz Almeida, 15-9, to advance to the finals ... went 12-11 during pool play at the NCAA Championships to earn 13th place ...went 2-0 against competitors from St. John's at the championship.

AS A FRESHMAN: Became the 12th national champion in the history of the women's fencing program as she won the 2008 NCAA sabre title ... as the third seed at the NCAA Championships, defeated Karolina Budna of Wayne State in the semifinals ... knocked off top-seeded Siobhan Bryne of Ohio State in the championship bout to win the gold ... for the season, posted a regular season 73-7 record (.913) ... her 73 wins were the most on the team ... her .913 mark ranks as the third-highest single-season winning-percentage in program history.

PREP & PERSONAL: Attended Beaverton High School while training at the Oregon Fencing Alliance ... placed ninth at the Junior World Cup in Odessa, Ukraine (Sept. '06), and was seventh at the Junior World Cup in Sosnowiec, Poland (Oct. '06), and adding a bronze-medal finish at the Junior World Cup in Frascati, Italy (Nov. '06) - behind Wozniak and Italy's Irene Vecchi ... fenced in several top international events in 2007, including the Jr. World Cup in Budapest (38th; Jan.), the Las Vegas Grand Prix (52nd; June) and five Senior World Cups: London (42nd; Feb.), Orleans, France (38th; Feb.), Havana, Cuba (24th; June), Klagenfurt, Austria (69th; May) and Gand, Belgium (26th; May) ... won USFA North American Cup event in Albuquerque, N.M. (Nov. '06) and was 11th the next month at N.A.C. in Richmond, Va. ... had impressive week at the USFA's 2006 Summer Nationals in Atlanta, finishing as runner-up in the senior-level bouts and placing third in the junior (U-19) ... finished 12th at the 2006 Jr. World Cup in Dormagen, Germany (Nov.) ... signed up for fencing at the age of 10 ... she combined with Hassett, Caity Thompson and Rebecca Ward to win the women's sabre gold medal at 2006 Summer Nationals (she also was a member of the U-19 gold-medal team) ... her results at 2005 Summer Nationals (Sacramento, Calif.) included placing eighth in the senior-level bouts, plus taking gold medal in the team event (also silver in the U-19 team) ... placed eighth at the 2004 Jr. World Cup in Louisville, Ky. ... born November 6, 1988, in Cooper City, Fla. (has lived in Oregon most of her life) ... daughter of Bernie and Tina Borrmann ... full name is Sarah Victoria Borrmann ... graduated from the College of Arts and Letters with a degree in political science.

Borrmann's Career Record

Year W L Pct. NCAA Finish
2008 73 7 .913 1st
2009 40 8 .833 13th
2010 43 11 .764 5th
2011 29 16 .644 --
Career 185 42 .814 --

Sarah Borrmann
Sarah  Borrmann


Beaverton, OR

High School:




Oregon Fencing Alliance

Shop Now


Gear Store

Get your Official ND Gear // Shop Now »

St. Joseph Health System Nissan Delta Canon Visit South Bend Mishawaka Vivid Seats