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     Eva Niklinska  


    Granger, IN

    High School:



    AS A FRESHMAN: Posted 23-18 record as a walk on with the women's epee team ... won first career bout against Yale's Alison Barton, 5-2, at the NYU Invitational ... went on to finish tournament with 3-2 mark ... compiled 4-11 record at the St. John's Invite, boasting three victories against Penn State's Jessica O'Neill-Lyublinsky (5-2), Sarah Waller (5-4) and Jessie Radanovich (5-4) in addition to besting St. John's Alina Ferdman in overtime with priority, 5-4 ... had an up-and-down performance at the Northwestern Duals, logging a 3-3 mark with wins against North Carolina's Sarah Flinn (5-2) and UC-San Diego's Laura Hawkins (5-3) and Natalie Chan (5-2) ... got off to a hot start at the DeCicco Duals, winning first three matches in a sweep of Cleveland State's Maureen Forinash (5-0), Claire Lewis (5-1) and Caitlin Thompson (5-2) en route to earning 13-2 tournament record ... earned a monogram.

    PREP & PERSONAL: Graduated from Penn High School in June of 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 second in women's epee at the National High School Championships ... competed as a member of the silver medal-winning epee squad at Junior Summer Nationals ... at the cadet level, won bronze medal at the North American Cup (NAC) ... while in school was actively involved with many aspects of student life ... served as student council president in addition to being elected senior class president ... member of the National Honor Society ... named valedictorian of her graduating class ... a National Merit Scholar Finalist ... named the 2012 AP Scholar with Distinction ... advanced as a 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 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 at alma mater ... SPLASH stands for Support Penn Love And Spread Happiness, promoting 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 College of Science, majoring in biology.

    Niklinska's Career Record

    Year W L Pct. NCAA Finish
    2013-14 23 18 .561 --
    Career 23 18 .561 --

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