The western women finished with four NCAA All-Americans as the NCAA Championships came to a close this weekend at Penn State’s Bryce Jordan Center. With the men’s results combined, this earns the WFC fencers 10 All-American finishes.
In women’s epee, Stanford freshman Irene Yeu had an impressive fifth-place finish, the highest of any WFC fencer, with 15 wins and a +11 indicator. Yeu also had a stellar victory against the eventual runner-up, Notre Dame's Kaylin Hsieh. UC San Diego senior Emma Zmurk also finished as an All-American, placing 11th with 11 wins. Zmurk had a notable 5-3 win against Long Island University’s Laura Fekete who was crowned the 2021 NCAA Women’s Epee Champion later that day.
In women’s saber, Stanford freshman Joy Yun placed 7th in the field of 24 with 13 victories and a +16 indicator. Women’s foil teammate, freshman Haley Koo followed suit, placing 6th with 13 victories and a +22 indicator. Of the five Stanford fencers that qualified for NCAA Championships, four garnered All-American honors.
The highest placing western team was UC San Diego in 7th place, a school-record, followed by Air Force in 9th, another program-best, Stanford in 11th, and Incarnate Word in 14th.
Final Individual Women’s Results
Women’s Epee (out of 24 fencers)
5. Irene Yeu (Stanford)
11. Emma Zmurk (UC San Diego)
17. Nicole Agob (Air Force)
18. Tean Brooks (UC San Diego)
21. Juliana Peceli (Incarnate Word)
23. Jocelyn Ratzlaff (Air Force)
Women’s Saber (out of 24 fencers)
7. Joy Yun (Stanford)
18. Julia Hill (UC San Diego)
20. Janna Aboudaher (UC San Diego)
22. Catherine Kim (Air Force)
Women’s Foil (out of 24 fencers)
6. Haley Koo (Stanford)
15. Kaitlyn Guo (Air Force)
20. Konami Masui
22. Erica Kuen
DNF Oleksandra Rebchunovska