Gerek Meinhardt: A Transformative Athlete for the Ages

Notre Dame's two-time NCAA foil champion and two-time Olympian has left a profound impact on American fencing, at three fundamental levels.


Irish Fencing Shines At Northwestern Duals

Notre Dame women post unblemished mark, men 5-1 in dual play


Irish Fencing Closes Weekend with Seven Wins At NYU Invitational

Notre Dame caps successful first weekend in New York City


Irish Women Perfect, Men Earn Three Dual Wins At St. John's Invitational

Notre Dame wins eight of 10 head-to-head duals at first competition of the season


Notre Dame Student-Athletes Honored At Annual O.S.C.A.R.S. Ceremony

This is the 11th-year for the traditional year-end gala honoring more than 750 student-athletes for their achievements on the field and in the classroom during the 2011-12 school year.


2011-12 Athletics Highlight Video

Debuted each year at the OSCARS - the year-end highlight video provides a look back at all 26 varsity sports competed at the University of Notre Dame and is created in cooperation with the Student Welfare and Development Office and LeSea Broadcasting.


Fighting Irish Xtra 03/26

New Host! New Player Host! But, still the same great FIX!


3/5 Men and Women's Fencing Conference Championship

Men and Women's Fencing competes in the Conference Championship on March 5th.


2/12 Fencing vs. Chicago, Illinois, and Michigan State

Notre Dame Fencing competed against the club teams of Chicago, Illinois, and Michigan State on February 12th.

MFC Foil Third-Place Finisher (2010)
First Team All-MFC (2010)
Second Team All-MFC (2011)
NCAA Fifth-Place Finisher (2012)
Second Team All-American (2012)

AS A SENIOR: Captained the women's foil squad, finishing with a respectable 24-11 mark ... at St. John's Invitational, was 5-4 before improving to 7-3 the following day at the NYI Invite ... in Jamaica, N.Y., lost first bout in overtime 2-1 to Penn State's Kylei McGill-Patterson ... regained form and out-touched Alina Antokhina 5-3 and Clarisse Luminet 5-2 ... was 2-1 against Harvard, besting Nadia Eldeib 5-2 and Alexa Fishman 5-1 ... sole lose to Crimson opponents was against Irish teammate Lee Kiefer's older sister Alexandra ... struggled against host St. John's ... won first bout 4-3 against Irina Koroleva as time expired ... dropped second bout 2-1 to Evgeniya Kirpicheva 2-1 and final bout to Marta Hausman 5-3 ... started the NYU Invite undefeated against Yale ... blanked both Bulldogs bouters 5-0 ... versus Northwestern, lost first bout against Jen Yamin 3-2 ... struggled against Dayana Sarkisova before coming back and out-dueling Charlotte Sands 5-3 ... was 1-1 against St. John's, out-touching Hausman 5-1 ... lost by overtime priority to Kirpicheva 4-3 ...finished the trip to the Big Apple by besting all three NYU combatants, winning with scores of 5-0, 5-3 and 5-0 against Rebecca Popkin, Kelly Ng and Kelly Morris respectively ... at Northwestern Duals posted her best record of the season, logging a 10-3 mark ... versus North Carolina, earned a pair of 5-0 wins before besting Jenna Rodrigues 5-3 ... remained undefeated against UC-San Diego, blanking Victoria Parra 5-0 ... won all three bouts against Cal Tech, zeroing out Katie Fisher and Rebecca Tang 5-0 ... won final bout by forfeit ... against Princeton, suffered first loss of the day in a priority overtime finish against Sharon Gao ... bested Ambika Singh 4-2 and Eve Levin 5-2 ... lost to Temple's Epiphany Georges 4-2 as time expired ... was 1-1 versus Ohio State, losing to Nina Stackhouse 5-2 but finishing on the winning end of the same score against her Buckeye teammate Kyjah Coryat ... was 1-1 at Duke Duals, appearing only in bouts against Penn State .. lost in overtime to McGill-Patterson, 3-2, but regrouped and out-dueled Antokhina 5-3 for the second time during the season ... at Notre Dame Duals, blanked Detroit's Roby Wong 5-0 ... earned a monogram.

AS A JUNIOR: Selected as the women's fencing Monogram Club Most Valuable Player after placing fifth at the NCAA Championships ... earned All-America second team honors after finishing with a 16-7 record and +31 touch differential ... finished with a 33-9 regular season dual record ... put together a four-bout winning streak and a pair of three consecutive victory swings during the tournament ... carded a third-place finish at the NCAA Midwest Regionals ... compiled a 4-5 record at the season opening St. John's Duals, defeating D'Meca Homer (finished 22nd at the NCAA Championships) from No. 6 Columbia 5-4 ... achieved a 5-1 record at the NYU Duals, allowing only three touches during the six total bouts ... gathered in a 12-2 record at the Notre Dame Duals ... logged a total of eight clean sheets during the home competition, including a team-high three during a 25-2 Irish rout of Chicago ... repeated with a 12-1 record at the Northwestern Duals ... placed 15th out of 60 competitors at the Midwest Fencing Conference Championships, narrowly missing out on all conference honors ... won career third monogram.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Finished the season with a record of 32-7 ... earned second monogram ... finished the season-opening NYU Invitational with a record of 8-2, including going a perfect 3-0 against NYU ... opened the event 2-0 against Yale, defeating Lidia Gocheva (5-2) and Zoe Egelman (4-1) ... bouted only once against Columbia, notching a victory over Huda Muhammad (5-0) ... despite losing foil to Northwestern, claimed two of four victories in defeating Camille Provencal-Dayle (5-3) and NCAA participant Devynn Patterson (3-2) ... returned to the strip the following day, posting a record of 5-2 in three matches competed in at the St. John's Challenge ... finished with a mark of 9-2 at the home Notre Dame Duals, recording victories against Detroit (2-0), Cleveland State (3-0), Northwestern (1-1), Air Force (1-1), Swarthmore (1-0) and Wayne State (1-1) ... returned the following day at the Northwestern Duals with a 9-1 record ... posted a clean 3-0 sheet against North Carolina ... posted a 2-0 record against Cal Tech, clinching the overall match victory for the Irish with a 5-0 triumph over Mengyu Guan ... concluded regular season with one final victory at the Irish Duals, taking down Michigan State's Shaina Selbig 5-1 ... earned second team all-MFC honors after reaching the table of eight at the Midwest Fencing Conference Championships ... fell to fellow Irish foilist Rachel Beck in the quarterfinals, 11-9 ... helped women's foil squad claim the team weapon title the following day, en route to sweeping all six weapons ... ended postseason with an eighth-place result at the NCAA Midwest Regionals ... concluded pool play with a record of 4-5 overall ... named the recipient of the Alice "Dit" Langford Women's Foil Leadership Award.

AS A FRESHMAN: Earned first team all-MFC billing after placing third in the foil at the Midwest Fencing Championships ... concluded the year with a 32-11 regular-season record ... opened season with a 6-3 showing at the NYU Invitational, while securing the match-clinching point against Columbia ... registered five wins at the St. John's Challenge ... went 12-4 at the Northwestern Duals, including posting perfect sheets against Fairleigh Dickinson (1-0), Stanford (1-0), San Diego (1-0), Duke (2-0), North Carolina (2-0) and Cal Tech (2-0) ... finished regular season with a 9-1 mark at the Notre Dame Duals, including perfect 3-0 records against both Michigan State and Purdue ... placed third at the Midwest Fencing Championships ... advanced into direct elimination as the No. 10 seed after going 5-0 in pool play with a +21 indicator ... won each of her first two matches by a 15-2 score, defeating Kristi Spuhler of Bowling Green in the Round of 32 before knocking off Audrey Jenkins of Purdue in the Round of 16 ... advanced into the quarterfinals with an 8-7 victory over Lindsay Knauer of Ohio State and then took down Camille Provencal-Dayle of Northwestern, 13-10, for a spot in the semifinals ... saw run end with 15-9 loss to teammate Hayley Reese ... placed ninth at the NCAA Midwest Regional ... earned placement with victories over Radmila Sarkisova of Notre Dame (15-8) and Camille Provencal-Dayle of Northwestern (15-6) in the ninth-12th place draw.

PREP & PERSONAL: Attended St. Paul Academy and Summit School in St. Paul, Minn. ... saw her national ranking climb to as high as 39th on the junior circuit according to the FIE rankings ... earned two third-place results at JWC tournaments in Montreal, Canada in 2005 and 2006 ... also finished in the top 25 at the Coupe du Monde from Louisville, Ky., finishing in 24th place ... took on the senior circuit as well, ranking as high as 216th in the standings ... earned one top-50 performance on the senior circuit, grabbing 47th place at the World Cup tournament in Dallas, Texas ... daughter of Jay and Margaret Hartman ... father played rugby at Minnesota ... graduated from the College of Arts and Letters with an art history and design degree in May 2013.

Hartmans's Career Record

Year W L Pct. NCAA Finish
2010 32 11 .744 --
2011 32 7 .821 --
2012 33 9 .786 5th
Career 97 27 .782 --

Grace Hartman
Grace  Hartman


St. Paul, MN

High School:
St. Paul Academy and Summit School



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