Stephanie Shin Qualifies for NCAA Fencing Championship

March 3, 2008

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - A ninth-place finish by Stephanie Shin at Sunday's NCAA Northeast Regional earned her a spot at the NCAA Fencing National Championship to be held at Ohio State University from March 13-14. She will be the Engineers' first epeeist to make the trip since Lucy Mendel qualified in 2002-03 and 2003-04.

Joanna Tong notched a career-best ranking of 14th while Zhenya Gu placed 25th to round out the epee contingent. Cordelia Link captured 11th place in foil, followed by Chun Li (31st) and Lindley Graham (38th). Yuhsin Chen led the sabre squad with a 21st-place finish while Laura Evans placed 34th and Elena Tatarchenko came in 40th.