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ACC Fencing Championships

ACC Fencing Championships - Day 1


ACC Fencing Championships Day 1

Photos from Day 1 of the 2016 ACC Fencing Championships, hosted by Notre Dame at the Castellan Family Fencing Center


Northwester Duals - Day 2

Notre Dame Fencing at Northwestern Duals, Day 2


Northwestern Duals

Northwestern Duals


  • 2015 NCAA Midwest Regional Women’s Sabre Third Place
  • 2015 ACC Championship Women’s Sabre Runner-Up
  • 2015 All-ACC
  • 2017 ACC Championship Women’s Sabre Third Place
  • 2017 NCAA Midwest Regional Women’s Sabre Fifth Place
  • 2015 2016, 2017 All-ACC Academic Team
  • 2015 Janusz Bednarski Award


  • Capped an excellent junior campaign with a third-place finish at the ACC Championships
  • Went 11-3 during pool play to advance to direct elimination at conference championships; fell to Duke’s Lindsay Sapienza in the semifinal before defeating UNC’s Diana Philpot in the third-place bout
  • Placed fifth at the Midwest Regional
  • Went 35-18 during the year in dual bouts
  • Posted a 6-2 mark during team play at ACCs as the Irish won their third straight conference championship
  • Named to the All-ACC Academic Team
  • Earned a monogram


  • Turned in a 40-14 record during the 2016 season
  • Began the year with an 8-1 record at the DeCicco Duals  
  • Went 14-7 at the Northwestern Duals  
  • Wrapped the regular season with a 12-3 mark at the Duke Duals  
  • Went 6-3 during the ACC Championship team competition to help the Irish capture their second straight women’s title
  • Finished eighth overall in individual competition at ACCs  
  • Named to the All-ACC Academic Team
  • Earned a monogram


  • One of five freshmen to compete for the Irish at NCAA Championships, helped women's team win ACC team title and finished second in women's sabre competition
  • Earned second-highest season record on the women's sabre team with 51-21 mark, behind classmate Francesca Russo
  • Began the year 10-5 at Ohio State Elite Cup, followed by near-matching 8-6 and 8-4 records at St. John's and NYU
  • Finished Northwestern Duals with 14-5 mark, and went on to post 4-0 undefeated record at DeCicco Duals before logging a 7-1 record at ACC Championship in team competition
  • At ACC Championship, finished second in women's sabre competition, sporting a 12-3 record
  • At NCAA Midwest Regional, finished third with 9-3 record
  • At NCAA Championship, earned an 11-12 record, good for 13th place  
  • Earned a monogram


  • Graduated from Bergen County Academies in June of 2014
  • Competed in both volleyball and fencing at Bergen County, earning four varsity letters
  • Outside of school, practiced with the Bergen Fencing Club
  • Captained prep fencing team junior and season seasons  
  • Ranked 23rd in the nation by U.S. News at one point in prep career  
  • As a freshman, won the New Jersey state qualifier tournament
  • In sophomore season, women's fencing team ranked as high as No. 2 in the state of New Jersey
  • Named New Jersey athlete of the week
  • As a junior, won the New Jersey state qualifier tournament for second time in her career and won the Holy Angels Tournament in same season  
  • Women's sabre team ranked No. 2 in the state  
  • Also placed fifth at Summer National Championships  
  • As a senior did not compete due to injury
  • Biggest athletic thrill to date remains winning the 2013 Junior Olympics
  • Off the strip, was named to school's honor roll all four years and served as an event director with the Polish American Sports Association
  • Only child of Ted and Inga Kulmacz  
  • Father Ted competed in fencing and weightlifting at the Józef Piłsudski University of Physical Education in Warsaw, Poland, while mother, Inga played volleyball at the University of Economics & Finance in Warsaw as well  
  • Born in Bayonne, New Jersey but currently calls Upper Saddle River, New Jersey home
  • Enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business

Claudia Kulmacz
Claudia  Kulmacz


Upper Saddle River, NJ

High School:
Bergen County Academies



Bergen Fencing Club

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