March 11, 2004
New York, NY - On Sunday, March 7, Columbia University hosted the 2004 Northeast Regional Qualifiers for the NCAA Fencing Championships. Brown fencers trained and fought all season for the chance to compete at this event, and their focus and perseverance paid off. Of the twelve fencers Brown sent to the event, seven placed in the top 15, one qualified for the championship, and two others were made alternates for the tournament.
Women's epeeist Ruth Schneider '06 finished the day in 6th place out of 34 fencers and secured a spot at the NCAA Championships for her second year in a row. Fellow epeeists Shauna Edson '05 and Alessandra Assante '04 finished the day in 15th and 27th place, respectively.
The men's sabre squad, which also sent three fencers to the meet, saw Dan Dorsky '05 finish 9th to earn his second consecutive alternate position for the NCAA Championship. Jeremy Adler '06 ended the day in 15th place and Dan Mahoney '07 finished 28th.
Men's epeeist Adrian Martin '06 returned from medical leave and fenced his way to 26th place. In men's foil, freshman Jeremy Zeitlin placed 13th and earned the first alternate spot for the championship.
Women's foil saw excellent performances from freshman Jennifer Hausmann and sophomore Nanette Milner. Hausmann placed 12th and Milner finished the meet in 19th place among 31 of the area's strongest foil fencers.
Women's saberist Cristina Rodriguez-Hart wrapped up a spectacular intercollegiate competitive career with a 15th place finish. Powerhouse sophomore Oliva Partyka fought her way to 23rd out of 35 fencers.
The 2004 NCAA Fencing Championships will be held March 24-27, hosted by Brandeis University.