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  • 2000 NCAA Runner-Up
  • 2000, 2001 and 2002 All-American
  • Team Captain

    Three-time All-American on pace to be one of most successful fencers in Notre Dame history ... limitless talent who combines quickness, athleticism and timing with extensive experience and competitive fire ... had immediate impact as freshman in 2000 (NCAA runner-up; also fifth in ?01, fourth in ?02) ? again will serve as foil captain ... had strong showings in summer and fall of 2001, highlighted by 24th-place finish at World Championships in Nimes, France ... member of emerging Croation foil team that finished 23rd at 2002 World Championships ? placed third at Penn State Open (fall 2002), losing 15-14 semifinal to Penn?s Yale Cohen.

    IN THE ND RECORD BOOK: Won 114 of 121 regular-season bouts in his first three years, yielding fifth-best career winning pct. (.942) in Notre Dame history (for any men?s weapon, best among foilists) ... owns three of top-seven season win percentages by Irish men?s foilists ? his .789 career winning pct. in NCAAs (56-15) ranks seventh in Notre Dame history (all men?s weapons) ? could become seventh Notre Dame men?s fencer to post four All-America finishes.

    AS A JUNIOR: Posted 30-2 record before winning Midwest Fencing Conference and Midwest Regional (Cleveland) titles, followed by fourth at NCAAs (Drew University) ? headed into 2002 with No. 147 world ranking ? opened 10-1 at NYU Duals, with 5-1 wins over Jonathan Tiomkin (St. John?s) and Kevin Eriksen (Columbia) ? went 16-1 at Air Force, 4-0 at Ohio State in other dual events ? defeated teammate Steve Mautone (15-11) to become Notre Dame?s first three-time MFC champ ? matched top seed with 15-0 record at Midwest Regional ? placed second in NCAA round-robin (18-5), with wins over Columbia?s Eriksen (5-0) and Stanford?s Mark Mulhollan and Steve Gerberman (both 5-4), dropping 15-10 semifinal vs. Tiomkin (15-9 loss to Gerberman in third-place bout) ? won Penn State Open (fall 2001), with 15-14 win over PSU?s Nontapat Panchan (?02 NCAA champ) ... placed 11th at North American Cup events in Palm Springs and South Bend.

    AS A SOPHOMORE: Followed 42-2 season by winning MFC title (15-8 vs. classmate Forest Walton) and Midwest Regional ... tied for fourth at NCAAs (17-6, with 5-1 win over SJU?s Joseph Fisher) but finished fifth based on indicators ... his regular-season losses came vs. Columbia?s Eriksen (5-4) and 2000 NCAA champ Felix Reichling of Stanford (5-3).

    AS A FRESHMAN: Posted 42-3 regular-season record and finished second in NCAA round-robin (20-3) before beating Yale?s Ayo Griffin in semifinals (15-8) and losing to Reichling in final (15-10) ... fourth ND freshman men?s fencer to finish first or second at NCAAs ? combined with sabre champ Gabor Szelle as fourth pair of Irish teammates to finish first or second at NCAAs ... won MFC title (15-11 vs. Walton) and went 11-0 at Regional ... fifth at Penn State Open (fall 1999).

    PREP & PERSONAL: Made quick transition after picking up fencing in 1990 (fifth at under-14 national championship) ... won 1991 Zagreb Open ... trained under coach Sanjin Kovacic ... third at ?99 Junior World Cup, sixth at ?99 Junior World Championships ... has participated in eight senior World Championships ... one of two Croatian student-athletes at Notre Dame, joining men?s basketball player Jere Macura ... born March 14, 1979, in Zagreb, Croatia ... psychology and computer applications major in College of Arts and Letters.

    Debic's Career Record

    YearWLPct.NCAA Finish
    2000423.9332nd
    2001422.955 5th
    2002302.938 4th
    Career1147.942

    Ozren Debic
    Ozren  Debic

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Zagreb, Croatia

    High School:
    Ugostiteljska

    Height / Weight:
    6-1 / 175

    Event:
    Foil

    Birthdate:
    09/14/1979

  • Event Calendar

    Delta

    October 7
    All Day
    Div. I/Div. II NAC
    Detroit, Mich. (Cobo Center)
    October 8
    All Day
    Div. I/Div. II NAC
    Detroit, Mich. (Cobo Center)
    October 9
    All Day
    Div. I/Div. II NAC
    Detroit, Mich. (Cobo Center)
    October 10
    All Day
    Div. I/Div. II NAC
    Detroit, Mich. (Cobo Center)
    November 5
    All Day
    Elite Invitational
    Philadelphia, Pa. (Hutchinson Gymnasium)
    November 11
    All Day
    Junior NAC
    Milwaukee, Wis. (Wisconsin Center)
    November 12
    All Day
    Junior NAC
    Milwaukee, Wis. (Wisconsin Center)
    November 13
    All Day
    Junior NAC
    Milwaukee, Wis. (Wisconsin Center)
    November 14
    All Day
    Junior NAC
    Milwaukee, Wis. (Wisconsin Center)
    November 20
    All Day
    Penn State Open
    University Park, Pa. (White Building)
    December 2
    All Day
    Div. I/Div. II NAC
    Richmond, Va. (Greater Richmond Convention Center)
    December 3
    All Day
    Div. I/Div. II NAC
    Richmond, Va. (Greater Richmond Convention Center)
    December 4
    All Day
    Div. I/Div. II NAC
    Richmond, Va. (Greater Richmond Convention Center)
    December 5
    All Day
    Div. I/Div. II NAC
    Richmond, Va. (Greater Richmond Convention Center)
    January 6
    All Day
    Div. I/Junior NAC
    Columbus, Ohio (Greater Columbus Convention Center)
    January 7
    All Day
    Div. I/Junior NAC
    Columbus, Ohio (Greater Columbus Convention Center)
    January 8
    All Day
    Div. I/Junior NAC
    Columbus, Ohio (Greater Columbus Convention Center)
    January 9
    All Day
    Div. I/Junior NAC
    Columbus, Ohio (Greater Columbus Convention Center)
    January 21
    All Day
    St. Johns Invitational
    Queens, N.Y. (Taffner Field House)
    January 22
    All Day
    NYU Invitational
    New York, N.Y. (Dodge Center)
    January 28
    All Day
    DeCicco Duals
    Notre Dame, Ind. (Castellan Family Fencing Center)
    January 29
    All Day
    DeCicco Duals
    Notre Dame, Ind. (Castellan Family Fencing Center)
    February 4
    All Day
    Northwestern Duals
    Notre Dame, Ind. (Castellan Family Fencing Center)
    February 5
    All Day
    Northwestern Duals
    Notre Dame, Ind. (Castellan Family Fencing Center)
    February 17
    All Day
    USA Fencing Junior Olympics
    Kansas City, Mo. (Bartle Hall Convention Center)
    February 18
    All Day
    USA Fencing Junior Olympics
    Kansas City, Mo. (Bartle Hall Convention Center)
    February 19
    All Day
    USA Fencing Junior Olympics
    Kansas City, Mo. (Bartle Hall Convention Center)
    February 20
    All Day
    USA Fencing Junior Olympics
    Kansas City, Mo. (Bartle Hall Convention Center)
    February 25
    All Day
    ACC Championships
    Durham, N.C. (TBD)
    February 26
    All Day
    ACC Championships
    Durham, N.C. (TBD)
    March 11
    All Day
    NCAA Midwest Regional
    Detroit, Mich. (Mattheai Center)
    March 23
    All Day
    NCAA Championships
    Indianapolis, Ind. (Indiana Farmers Coliseum)
    March 24
    All Day
    NCAA Championships
    Indianapolis, Ind. (Indiana Farmers Coliseum)
    March 25
    All Day
    NCAA Championships
    Indianapolis, Ind. (Indiana Farmers Coliseum)
    March 26
    All Day
    NCAA Championships
    Indianapolis, Ind. (Indiana Farmers Coliseum)
    April 21
    All Day
    USA Fencing Division I Championship
    TBD
    April 22
    All Day
    USA Fencing Division I Championship
    TBD
    April 23
    All Day
    USA Fencing Division I Championship
    TBD
    April 24
    All Day
    USA Fencing Division I Championship
    TBD

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