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    Name:
    Sara Walsh
    Class:
    Senior
    Hometown:
    Mishawaka, Ind

       

    One of the most decorated fencers in Notre Dame history...earned '98 All-America honors by placing third at NCAA championships...career winning percentage of .969 is second in Irish women's fencing history...led Irish women in winning percentage for third consecutive year (.935)...posted the first perfect regular-season record in Irish women's fencing history with a 48-0 mark in her sophomore year ...as a sophomore placed second for the second consecutive year at NCAA championships...earned first-team All-America honors with her second-place finish...captured 1996 Midwest Regional championship, losing just one touch in the final round...her 80 wins in '96 are fourth-most single-season foil wins in Irish history...was silver medalist at the 1996 USFA national championship...first alternate on the 1996 U.S. Olympic foil team...currently the fourth-ranked foilist in the United States...father, Mark, was member of Notre Dame track team from 1960-64...born January 12, 1977, in South Bend, Ind....enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters with a major in English.

    Career Record

    Year    W   L   Pct.    NCAA Finish
    1996    80  2   .976    2nd
    1997    48  0   1.000   2nd
    1998    58  4   .935    3rd
    Career  186 6   .969    
    

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