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11/18/2014

Notre Dame Sweeps ACC Fencer of the Week Awards

Women's sabreuse Francesca Russo and men's foilist Hazem Khazbak are both first-time winners of the conference accolade.

AS A FRESHMAN: Posted an 18-9 record in initial campaign ... began career with a 5-5 record at the NYU Invitational that included a 3-0 sweep of North Carolina's Alexander Burte (5-1), Deven Desai (5-4) and Ian Kanar (5-2) ... compiled a 2-4 record at the St. John's Invitational, earning two victories against Penn State's Nobuo Bravo (5-1) and St. John's Wilfred Curioso (5-4) ... ended the season with a statement performance at DeCicco Duals, posting an undefeated 11-0 record ... earned the No. 6 seed at NCAA Midwest Regional competition ... eliminated in first round of direct elimination bouts by Zain Shaito of Ohio State, 15-14 ... earned a monogram.

PREP & PERSONAL: Graduated from Paul Laurence Dunbar High School in May 2013 ... attended same high school as current women's foilist Lee Kiefer ... both foilists compete with the Bluegrass Fencer's Club out of Lexington, Kentucky ... serves as an assistant coach with the club ... has competed at numerous international events, twice being a national finalist ... as a freshman, medaled in the North American Cup, and was a finalist for the Egyptian National Team ... as a junior, admitted as a member of the Egyptian National Fencing Team and captained the Egyptian U-17 National Team ... earned 16th place at the U-17 World Championships ... as a senior was a finalist at the U-20 level in both individual and team competition ... captained the Egyptian U-20 National Fencing Team ... admitted to the senior Egyptian National Team ... at Senior African Championships, finished seventh in individual competition ... competed as a member of the Gold-medal team at the Senior African Championships ... lived in Egypt for eight years before moving to Kentucky with family ... oldest child of Amgad and Amira Khazbak ... has one sister, Maya ... father, Amgad, fenced at the Cairo University in Egypt ... biggest athletic thrill to date has been competing in the World Championships and earning a gold medal in the African Championships team event in 2013 ... enrolled in Mendoza College of Business.

Khazbak's Career Record

Year W L Pct. NCAA Finish
2013-14 18 9 .667 --
Career 18 9 .667 --

Hazem Khazbak
Hazem  Khazbak

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Lexington, KY

High School:
Paul Laurence Dunbar

Height:
5-10

Position:
Foil

club Team:
Bluegrass Fencer's Club

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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