Stephanie Rice tries to explore her other hobbies, with some help from the football team.
HONORS AND AWARDS
MFC Foil First-Place Finisher (2012)
First Team All-MFC (2012)
NCAA Eighth-Place Finisher (2012)
Second Team All-American (2012)
AS A FRESHMAN: Selected as the women's foil Most Valuable Player ... participated in all four regular season dual events for the Irish ... led the Notre Dame roster in individual wins with a 42-5 record ... finished eighth at the NCAA Championships to earn All-America second team recognition ... posted a 15-8 NCAA record, logging a +25 touch differential to give Notre Dame its second top-10 finisher in the foil (Grace Hartman, fifth) ... won the foil draw at the Midwest Fencing Conference Championships, defeating 59 other competitors ... did not allow a single touch during the pool portion of the conference matches, blanking opponents by a combined 25-0 margin ... claimed a 9-8 victory over Ohio State's Mona Shaito in the semifinals of direct elimination to reach the tournament final ... downed Dayana Sarkisova of Northwestern 15-12 to win the MFC foil championship, earning all-MFC first team honors in the process ... posted an 8-1 record at the St. John's Duals, defeating eventual NCAA champion Evgeniya Kirpicheva from No. 6 St John's 5-1 ... compiled a 9-2 record at the NYU Duals, downing members of Northwestern 3-0 ... produced a 15-1 record at the Notre Dame Duals ... won 12 bouts by four touches or better at the home event ... finished 10-1 at the Northwestern Duals, recording a perfect bout record over No. 1 Princeton (2-0) and Stanford (3-0) ... earned a monogram.
PREP & PERSONAL: Competed in both volleyball and basketball at Pacific Hills High School while also competing in fencing for the Los Angeles International Fencing Center (LAIFC) as a member of the National Travel team all four years as well ... earned three varsity letters in volleyball as a center, while earning two in basketball as a center ... claimed the individual state championship each of four years in fencing in the state of California ... travelled to over 20 different counties as a part of the LAIFC travel squad ... ranked in the top eight in the country in both the high school and college age groups throughout high school, as well as being top 10 in the country in Division I age group ... chosen for and attended the California State Thespian Festival in freshman, sophomore and junior years ... participated in several community service projects including, but not limited to, volunteering at the local senior center and local homeless shelter ... daughter of Gary and Kimberly Zeiss ... born in New York, N.Y. ... has one younger sibling, Jacob ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business.