Winthrop Senior Makes History with All-America Distinction

March 27, 2017

by Harvard Athletics Staff

INDIANAPOLIS – The women's fencing team completed its tenure at the NCAA Championships, helping the Crimson finish fifth as a team at the two-day event March 25-26 in Indianapolis. Harvard clinched its highest placement at the NCAA Championships since the 2013-14 season.

[Winthrop Senior] Adrienne Jarocki competed in the women's sabre event, earning a sixth-place finish at the conclusion of the event and All-America second team accolades. Jarocki is the first member of the women's fencing program to earn All-America distinction for all four years. The senior earned 15 victories over the course of the two-day event and a plus-29 touch differential. [Winthrop Sophomore] Gabby Tartakovsky also competed for the Crimson in women's sabre, totaling seven victories in the event, ranking 21st in the nation. 

In foil, MacKenzie Lawrence and Hali Nelson competed for the Crimson. Lawrence opened the competition with five wins across the first three rounds. Lawrence finished the event with a 21st-place distinction. Nelson earned four wins on the opening day, and finished the competition at 22nd in the nation.
In epee, Sharon Ra and Shawn Wallace took the strips for Harvard. Wallace opened the event with six victories in the first three round robins. Wallace was able to earn three additional victories during the fourth and fifth rounds on Sunday, finishing the event ranked 20th. Ra opened the two-day event with four wins and earned an additional four victories during the fourth and fifth round robins.
Harvard earned fifth place in the team standings following the women's events.