Stephanie Rice tries to explore her other hobbies, with some help from the football team.
HONORS AND AWARDS
NCAA T-Third Place Finisher (2013)
NCAA Eighth-Place Finisher (2012)
First Team All-American (2013)
Second Team All-American (2012)
MFC Foil First-Place Finisher (2012)
MFC Foil Fifth-Place Finisher (2013)
First Team All-MFC (2012)
Second Team All-MFC (2013)
AS A SOPHOMORE: Finished tied for third place at the 2013 NCAA Championships and earned First Team All-America accolades ... at Midwest Fencing Conference (MFC) Championships, finished in fifth place ... logged a 30-16 record in her second season with the Irish, second only to freshman phenom and 2012 Olympian Lee Kiefer ... at the St. John's Invitational notched a 6-7 bout record ... split the difference the following day at the NYU Invite, logging a 4-4 mark ... against Ohio State bested Mai Shaito 5-1 ... out-touched Penn State's Alina Antokhina 5-3 but struggled with the remaining Nittany Lion foilists ... won sole bout versus Lee's older sister Alexandra from Harvard, 5-4 ... won two overtime bouts against St. Johns, besting Evgeniya Kirpicheva 3-2 and Irina Koroleva 5-4 ... in Coles Sports Center narrowly escaped with a 5-4 win over Yale's Lauren Miller ... won against Northwestern's Jen Yamin, 4-3 as time expired ... was remarkable at the Northwestern Duals, going 16-2 on the day ... in Evanston, earned a pair of 5-2 wins against North Carolina and blanked Tar Hee Wynton Wong 5-0 ... remained undefeated against UC-San Diego ... did not allow a single touch against her in competition with Cal Tech's Rebecca Tang ... only losses of the day came against Princeton's Ambika Singh, 5-1, and Sharon Gao, 3-2 ... lost in overtime to priority against Gao ...finished the day with straight 3-0 sets against Temple, Stanford and Ohio State ... finished the regular season 4-3 at home in the Notre Dame Duals ... bested Detroit's Christina Powers 5-1 and blanked Mary Colombo 5-0 ... won against Northwestern's Mikela Goldstein 5-1 but narrowly lost to both Yamin and Dayana Sarkisova 5-4 ... finished the day 1-1 against Air Force ... at MFC Championships, was bested by Sarkisova, 15-14, to finish fifth ... at NCAA Midwest Regional competition, finished second behind Kiefer, with a 17-2 mark and +46 indicator ... at the NCAA Championships in San Antonio, finished the first day of competition 11-4, firmly in fourth place ... advanced to the semifinals the following day, losing against Columbia's Jackie Dubrovich, 15-7, to finish tied in third place.
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.