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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
  • 2015, 2016 All-ACC Academic Team
  • 2015 Janusz Bednarski Award

AS A SOPHOMORE: 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 Ohio State, went 2-1 against Pennsylvania, Penn State and Princeton, 3-0 against North Carolina, finishing 1-2 against the hosting Buckeyes ... notably beat Elizabeth Rapp of Penn State and Diana Chin and Desirae Major of Princeton, 5-3 ... finished the tournament with 5-1 victory over Ohio State's Sterling Streb ... at St. John's, beat Alexa Antipas from Ohio State 5-4 and earned strong victories against Harvard's Aliya Itzkowitz (5-3) and Kara Lee (5-2) ... won three straight bouts against St. John's and bested Sarah Yee of Columbia 5-3 ... at NYU tournament, sported a 2-0 record against Yale and 2-1 marks against Columbia and St. John's ... at Northwestern, began the day beating Princeton's Desirae Major 5-2 and Allison Lee 5-4, losing 5-3 to Gracie Stone ... bested Pennsylvania's Shriya Joshi, 5-4 ... out-dueled Northwestern's Cindy Oh 5-3 and Alisha Gomez-Shah 5-4 ... earned three straight wins against Temple (Petra Khan, 5-1, L. Rangel-Friedman 5-1, Gloria Aguilar 5-3) ... earned two wins against Stanford and finished the tournament with four straight victories, downing Cindie Yie and Alyssa Nevis of Air Force 5-9 and Karinne Caisse (5-0) and Isabelle Pinard (5-2) of UC San Diego ... at DeCicco Duals, blanked Cleveland State's Christine Bocci 5-0 ... earned two wins against Wayne State's Andrew Ozarich (5-0) and Despina Tsitlakidou (5-0) ... 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.

PREP AND PERSONAL: 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 Sumer 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 weight lifting 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.

Kulmacz's Career Record

Year W L Pct. NCAA Finish
2014-15 51 21 .708 13th
2015-16 40 14 .741 --
Career 91 35 .722 13th

Claudia Kulmacz
Claudia  Kulmacz


Upper Saddle River, NJ

High School:
Bergen County Academies



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