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05/02/2012

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.

05/02/2012

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.

05/02/2012

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.

02/05/2012

Irish Record 12 Bout Victories At Northwestern Duals

Men finish season with 29-6 record, while women end 25-6

01/20/2012

Notre Dame Winter Sports Preview: Fencing

Defendng national champion Fighting Irish reload their roster in search of their second consecutive NCAA title.

02/07/2009

2009 Notre Dame Duals, Day 1

The Notre Dame fencing team during day one of the Notre Dame Duals on February 7 at the Joyce Center.

HONORS & AWARDS
Second Team All-MFC (2009)
Honorable Mention All-MFC (2011)

AS A SENIOR: Earned fourth monogram ... finished with a regular season record of 26-13, pushing her career totals to 162-72 ... competed in all four regular season duals ... defeated Tasha Domashowetz from No. 2 Ohio State 5-4 at the St. John's Duals ... took down Hye Yeon Glass (5-2), Christina Lai (5-4) and Lyssie Parkhurst (5-2) from host NYU at the NYU Duals ... produced a 13-1 record at the Notre Dame Duals ... surpassed Detroit's Kaylah Berndt (5-0) and Paige Zmudczynski (5-2) in the 9-0 match sweep for the epee squad over the Titans ... rose past Florida's Natasha Hajal (5-0) and Marisa Petrick (5-1) during the 8-1 epee team victory over the Gators ... finished with a 9-7 mark at the Northwestern Duals ... defeated members of both Stanford and North Carolina 2-1 at the Northwestern Duals.

AS A JUNIOR: Concluded the year with a 31-28 record in epee ... earned third monogram ... opened the year going 6-11 at the NYU Invitational ... earned first victory of the year against Tasha Garcia of Yale, 5-1 ... secured a pair of victories against NYU, taking down Vicki Sheng (5-1) before defeating Hye Yeon Glass (5-1) ... competed in all five bouts at the St. John's Challenge, finishing with a 1-9 mark ... secured lone win of the day against Ohio State, clinching the epee point for the squad with a 5-4 triumph over Katarzyna Dabrowa ... returned home to the Notre Dame Duals, piecing together a record of 7-3 ... went a perfect 3-0 in the event opener against Lawrence, while going 2-0 against Detroit, 2-1 against Cleveland State and 0-2 against Northwestern ... posted a double-digit win total the following day at Northwestern Duals, finishing with a 10-3 mark ... opened the event going 3-0 against Fairleigh Dickinson ... also notched a perfect sheet against Cal Tech ... earned crucial victory against Princeton to help secure a 14-13 victory, taking down NCAA participant Phoebe Caldwell, 4-3, in extra time ... ended regular season with a 7-1 record at the Irish Duals in matches against Chicago (2-1), Illinois (3-0) and Michigan State (2-1) ... got postseason underway at Midwest Fencing Conference Championships, earning ninth place ... result secured honorable mention all-MFC honors for the junior ... also helped women's epee squad capture team weapon title the following day en route to the Irish claiming all six weapon concentrations for the first time in conference history ... ended season at NCAA Midwest Regionals, going 2-7 in pool play for a ninth-place result ... recipient of the Polly DeCicco/Georgette Auriol Women's Epee Leadership Award.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Finished the season with a regular season record of 59-27 ... posted a record of 9-9 at the season opening NYU Invitational, including a 3-0 mark against NYU en route to a 23-4 team win ... secured the match-clinching point against Harvard at the St. John's Challenge after defeating Felicia Sun, 5-4 ... went 25-9 at the Northwestern Duals, recording perfect bout records against Fairleigh Dickinson, Stanford, San Diego, North Carolina, Cal Tech, Lawrence, Wayne State, Detroit and Cleveland State ... also clinched the match against North Carolina with her victory over Camilla Powerza, 5-3 ... ended the regular season with a 21-1 record at the Notre Dame Duals, including an impressive win over Kayley French of Northwestern, 5-2 ... also clinched the match for the Irish against Chicago with her win over Krista Nicoletto, 5-0 ... finished 20th at the Midwest Fencing Championships ... dispatched Brittany Melton of Purdue in the round of 64, 15-0, before falling to Alandra Greenlee of Michigan State in the second round, 15-13 ... team captured epee title at the Midwest Fencing Championships, defeating second-seeded Northwestern in the finals, 5-1 ... placed 14th at the NCAA Midwest Regionals ... fell to Karalina Collins of Northwestern in the first round of direct elimination (15-14) before losing to Elyse Gurnowski of Ohio State in her second bout (15-11).

AS A FRESHMAN: Ended the season with a regular season record of 46-4 ... opened her season by going 0-1 at the St. John's Duals ... had a perfect showing at the NYU Invitational, finishing 6-0 with three wins apiece against Yale and NYU ... recorded her first career win against Yale's Tasha Garcia (5-1) ... had an impressive day at the Northwestern Duals (15-1) ... went 3-0 against Fairleigh Dickinson, Lawrence and Wayne State at the Northwestern Duals ... tied for the Irish women's epee team lead with 25 wins at the Notre Dame Duals (finished 25-2) ... went 3-0 against Oberlin, Cal Tech, Lawrence, and Cleveland State at the Notre Dame Duals ... finished in seventh place at the Midwest Fencing Conference Championships to earn second-team all-conference honors ... began the direct elimination portion of the tournament as the seventh seed ... after a first round bye, beat Carolyn Grindon of Case Western, 15-5, in the round of 64 and Wisconsin's Lara Szpak, 15-8, in the round of 32 ... in the round of 16, knocked off Northwestern's Sara Peck, 15-6 ... lost to Ohio State's Julia Tikonova, 15-10, in the quarterfinals to finish seventh ... beat Ohio State's Miriam Baranov in the seventh-place bout, 15-12.

PREP & PERSONAL: Four-year letter winner in fencing at Bernards High School ... coached by Glen Blekicki and Yakov Danilenko ... finished all four years in the national rankings ... conference and regional champion her sophomore, junior and senior seasons ... ranked 118th in the world junior rankings entering her first season at Notre Dame ... placed first at the 2006 Div. II Summer Nationals ... finished sixth in the 2008 Junior Olympic Championships and fifth in the 2007 Div. IA Summer Nationals ... trained at the Medeo Fencing Club ... youngest of three children ... oldest brother, David, played hockey at Wagner while her other brother, Daniel, fenced at John Hopkins (graduated in `09) ... daughter of Thomas and Jane Zielinski ... earned a degree in managment consultation from the Mendoza College of Business.

Zielinkski's Career Record

Year W L Pct. NCAA Finish
2009 46 4 .920 -
2010 59 27 .686 -
2011 31 28 .525 -
Career 136 59 .697 -

Diane Zielinski
Diane  Zielinski

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Bernardsville, NJ

High School:
Bernards

Height:
5-7

Event:
Epee

Birthdate:
03/23/1990

Club:
Medeo Fencing Club

Event Calendar

Delta

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
NTS
Div. I/Div. II NAC
Richmond, Va. (Greater Richmond Convention Center)
RECAP
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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