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    Eva Niklinska  
    Eva Niklinska

    Class:
    Freshman

    Hometown:
    Granger, IN

    High School:
    Penn

    Height:
    5-7

    Position:
    epee


    PREP & PERSONAL: Graduated from Penn High School in June 2013 ... competed with the Escrime du Lac fencing club outside of school ... in 2010 won first place at the Northwestern University Open ... the following year, finished in second place in women's epee at the National High School Championships ... was a member of the silver medal-winning epee squad at the Junior Summer Nationals ... at the cadet level, won a bronze medal at the North American C Cup ... while in school was actively involved with many aspects of student life ... was student council president in addition to senior class president ... member of the National Honor Society ... named valedictorian of her graduating class ... was a National Merit Scholar Finalist ... named the 2012 AP Scholar with Distinction ... was 2012 NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English) Writing Achievement Finalist, out of only 274 students nation-wide ... attended same high school as current Notre Dame men's basketball forward Austin Torres ... volunteered at the Ronald McDonald Family Room at Memorial Hospital in South Bend and started her own charitable organization, Handwritten Hearts, which delivers handwritten letters and gifts to patients within the different treatment wards at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center ... also started SPLASH week in high school ... SPLASH stands for Support Penn Love And Spread Happiness, and promoted acceptance and anti-bullying initiatives at school ... born in Washington, D.C. to parents Waldemar and Barbara ... has one sister, Joanna, who competed at Northwestern ... enrolled in the First Year of Studies at the University with the intent to major in Biological Sciences and Pre-Med.


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