UND Roster

2008-09 Fencing Roster

Adrienne Nott


Height 5'2''
Class Senior
Hometown Pittsford, NY
High School Mendon


NCAA Fourth Place Finisher (2008)

First Team All-American (2007, 2008)

Second Team All-American (2006)

CoSIDA Academic All-America (2008)

U.S. Junior National Team Member (2006)

Women[apos]s Foil Team Captain

Fourth-year standout who has emerged as oneof nation[apos]s top women[apos]s foilists, after earning All-America honors in her first three years with theIrish … has become more patient with picking herspots and deciding when to force the action … anintelligent fencer who does extensive film study ofher previous bouts … has mental toughness toovercome any challenge during a competition …overcomes smaller frame with significant physicalpreparation and extensive bouting practice thatsimulates tough situations … steadily moved upnational rankings while making her technicalactions more complex and effective … owned asolid overall ranking of 13th among all U.S.women[apos]s foilists (she is not currently ranked, dueto limited competition in [apos]07&[apos]08) … earliercompleted the 2005-06 USFA circuit with fifthplacestanding in junior rankings … enters seniorseason having won nearly 90 percent of herregular-season bouts with the Irish (170-22; .885),representing the sixth-most career wins inwomen[apos]s foil history … quick fighter on the stripwith good actions on her touches and a strongworkrate … nicknamed ‘Adi’ … invited memberof Notre Dame athletics[apos] Academic Honorsfaculty mentoring program.

RECENT NATIONAL ANDINTERNATIONAL RESULTS: Competed intwo Junior World Cup events during 2006 fallsemester, placing 64th in Bratislava, Slovakia(Oct.), and 45th in Jesi, Italy (Nov.) … her resultson 2005-06 Jr.World Cup circuit included 39th inJesi (Nov. [apos]05), 88th in Budapest (Jan. [apos]06) and83rd in Lyon, France (Feb. [apos]06) … member of U.S.team that competed at 2006 Junior WorldChampionships in South Korea … competedalongside Emily Cross,Doris Willette and LindsayKnauer on U.S women[apos]s foil team that tookfourth at 2006 World Jr. Championships (SouthKorea; April [apos]06) … the U.S. beat Hong Kong(45-12) and Hungary (45-43) before semifinalloss to eventual champ Italy (34-45) … opened2006-07 USFA competition with seventh-placefinish at North American Cup in Albuquerque,N.M. (Nov. [apos]06), followed by 13th at N.A.C. inRichmond,Va. (Dec. [apos]06), another seventh-placefinish at the N.A.C. in Columbus, Ohio, and arunner-up finish at the Junior Olympics inDenver, Colo. … her 2005-06 USFA resultsincluded: 14th in overall D-1 standings atPittsburgh N.A.C. (Dec. [apos]05); 21st overall andthird in junior/U-20 competition (behind Willetteand Nemecek) at the Houston N.A.C. (Jan. [apos]06);runner-up to Cross at Junior Olympics inHartford, Conn. (Feb. [apos]06); 12th in overall boutsat the Sacramento N.A.C. (April [apos]06); and 17th inAtlanta at Summer Nationals (July [apos]06), amongelite field that included Cross, Iris Zimmermann(former NCAA and world champ), Erinn Smart([apos]04 Olympian), former ND four-year All-American Andrea Ament and recent Ohio Statestandout Hanna Thompson (Nott also was 19th inU-19 bouts at 2006 SummerNationals) … earlier placed33rd at 2005 Summer Nationalsin Sacramento and 16th atAlbuquerque N.A.C (Nov. [apos]05).

AS A JUNIOR: Earned FirstTeam All-American honorswith a fourth place finish atNCAAs … runner-up at theNCAA Midwest Regional …named Notre DameMonogram Club MVP and theNotre Dame Club of St. JosephValley Rockne Student-AthleteAward winner … posted a 69-10 (.873) record in the regularseason … at the Western Invitewent 15-0 on day one andallowed only five touches at theevent, including 12 shutouts …her most noteworthy win at theevent came against Stanford[apos]sJessica Wacker (5-0),who was a2007 NCAA entrant … went10-1 at the NorthwesternDuals … posted an impressive22-0 record at the ND duals …at the Midwest Regionalsopened with a 4-1 record inpool play, including wins overNorthwestern[apos]s Sam Nemecek(5-0) and Meredith Baskies,also of Northwestern, (5-2) …received the top seed and a firstround bye in direct elimination… advanced to the final with awin over Natalie Wang of Northwestern (15-6) …defeated Baskies (15-4) and Reese (15-7) toadvance to the finals … fell to Oksana Dmytrukof Ohio State (15-10) in the championship bout… in the fall season, reached semifinals at annualPenn State Open … had a quarterfinal win overPenn[apos]s Abby Emerson, loss to Ohio State[apos]s Knauerin semifinals (4-15) and win over Northwestern[apos]sNemecek in 3rd-place bout (15-6).

AS A SOPHOMORE: Turned in adominating regular season that saw her win morethan 90 percent of her bouts (57-6) before anequally impressive postseason that includedwinning the Midwest Fencing Conference andNCAA Midwest Region titles (plus a 3rd-placefinish for All-America honors at the NCAAs) …she and freshman epeeist Kelley Hurley werenamed co-MVPs of the 2007 Notre Damewomen[apos]s fencing team (she also was named thewomen[apos]s foil team MVP) … won all but one ofher 18 bouts at the ND Duals, with a pair of keywins to help Irish women edge Ohio State, 14-13(5-0 vs. Courtney Streithorst; 5-2 vs. HollyMcKibben) … kept rolling at the NYU Duals(15-3), where her pair of wins versusNorthwestern (5-2 vs. Jessica Florendo; 5-1 vs.Christina Wang) helped produce another thrilling14-13 win for the Irish women … had severalother top wins at NYU, in bouts versus theColumbia duo of Kelsey Finkel (5-0) and CassidyLuitjen (5-3), North Carolina[apos]s DianaSchawlowski (5-2),Yale[apos]s Alisa Mendelsohn 5-2)and Katia Larchanka of St. John[apos]s (4-3) … sweptall 10 of her bouts at the Duke Duals, including a5-1 win over Marilyn Tycer and a 5-3 victory over Myramn Ruth that helped the women[apos]s foil teambattle back to beat Air Force … closed the regularseason with a 17-2 record at the NorthwesternDuals that included a 5-2 win over Florendo, twowins over Penn State (5-2 vs. both Tamara Najmand Allison Glasser), and a 5-1 bout with Temple[apos]sNina Gernes … Doris Willette (a U.S. juniornational teammate of Nott[apos]s) edged Nott for a 5-4 win and a 14-13 PSU team victory …maintained her top seed at the MFC by breezingthrough her pools, followed by 15-2 wins overND teammate Cota in the round of 16 and OSU[apos]sMcKibben in the quarterfinals … rolled on to theMFC title with a 15-10 semifinal victory overFlorendo and a comfortable margin in the final(15-6, vs. the other Northwestern standout,Nemecek) … had pair of wins – over Streithorst(5-1) and Julia Tikhonova (5-2) – in MFC epeeteam semifinal (won 5-4 by OSU) … enteredRegional (at ND) as #2 seed but moved up to topspot after pool bouts … followed with big winsover OSU[apos]s Streithorst (15-4) and McKibben (15-2; round-of-8) before again topping the NU duo(15-10 semifinal vs. Florendo; 8-6 final vs.Nemecek) … joined Hurley as two of five NotreDame fencers (two men, three women) in currentdecade who have won MFC and Regional titlesin same season … had a chance to pull off thepostseason trifecta at the NCAAs (in Madison,N.J.), after finishing third in the round robin (18-5) … suffered loss to St. John[apos]s newcomer MonikaGolebiewski in the NCAA semifinals (3-15) butwon overtime battle with PSU[apos]s Najm in thirdplacebout (9-8; trailed 2-4) … her 12-2 record onday one of the NCAAs included going 5-2 versusfencers who finished the day in the top-eight: 5-1vs. both Florendo and Nemecek; 5-3 vs. OSU[apos]sTikhonova; 5-2 vs. Najm; and 5-1 vs. Penn[apos]sEmerson … closed on day two with a 6-3 recordthat included key wins over Columbia[apos]s Kathleen Reckling (5-0) and the Harvard duo of AriellePensler (5-1) and Misha Goldfeder (3-2) … wastied for third after the round robin but seizedthird seed due to strong total-point indicators(+42) … combined with Prot for 29 wins inNCAAs, trailing only PSU[apos]s 40 and SJU[apos]s 30among the women[apos]s foil field … earlier had beenrunner-up at the Jr. Olympics in Denver, Colo….had another impressive finish as runner-up atPenn State Open in fall of [apos]06, after entering as#11 seed … top wins at PSU Open came vs.Temple[apos]s Gernes (5-2), the fifth seed, Emerson ofPenn (4-3),WSU[apos]s Howard (5-0), #7 seed ZoyaAbdikulova of Penn (5-0), PSU[apos]s Anne Jackson(15-4, in DE), #8 seed Melissa Parker of Temple(15-7 quarterfinal) and Harvard[apos]s Pensler (15-2semifinal), before losing 7-15 final to Cross (whofences for Harvard).

AS A FRESHMAN: Won nearly 90 percentof her bouts in regular season (44-6) beforereaching MFC semifinals, finishing as runner-upat the Midwest Regional and earning All-America honors with sixth-place finish at NCAAs(in Houston) … named MVP of women[apos]s foilsquad … her 15-1 record at Northwestern Dualsincluded 5-2 wins over NU[apos]s Nemecek andFullerton[apos]s Senta Breden … followed with moreimpressive wins at NYU Duals (11-3), vs.eventual NCAA champion Erzsebet Garay of St.John[apos]s (5-3), Yale[apos]s Alisa Mendelsohn (5-4),Columbia[apos]s Kathleen Reckling (5-4) and NYU[apos]sKristen Wentrcek (5-0) … her 14-2 record at NDDuals included wins over Florendo (5-2) andDuke[apos]s Tycer (5-1) … added 4-0 mark at OSUDuals … topped teammate Melanie Bautista inMFC semifinals (15-2) before losing semifinal toNemecek (3-15) … her wins over Amelia Galliard(5-2) and Kristen Rill (5-0) helped knock offOhio State in MFC team semifinals … had twowins vs. Northwestern (3-2 vs. Nemecek, 5-1 vs.Wang) in MFC team title matchup that went tofinal bout (4-5) … regional runner-up finish (inCleveland), posting DE wins over OSU[apos]sMarguerite Plekhanov (15-1),Wang (15-11) andFlorendo (15-13) before losing final bout toNemecek (7-15) … opened NCAAs 9-5, withher top day-one wins vs. defending championCross (5-4), Harvard[apos]s Chloe Stinetorf, Florendo,PSU[apos]s Najm, Penn[apos]s Emerson and Fullerton[apos]sBreden (all 5-2), plus WSU[apos]s Howard (5-1) …completed her sixth-place All-America showing(15-8) with 6-3 record on day two, including winsover Columbia[apos]s Kelsey Finkel (5-0), eventualrunner-up Jacqueline Leahy of Princeton (5-2),Princeton[apos]s Sara Jew-Lim (5-2), Temple[apos]s Gernes(5-1) and NYU[apos]s Wentrcek (5-0) … sevenprevious ND freshman women[apos]s fencers hadposted top-six finishes at the NCAAs: foilistsAlicja Kryczalo ([apos]02 champ), Ament ([apos]02 runnerup),Sara Walsh ([apos]96 runner-up) and MollySullivan (5th in [apos]85), epeeist Magda Krol ([apos]97champ), and Valerie Providenza ([apos]04 champ) andMariel Zagunis ([apos]05 runner-up) … placed 12th atPSU Open (fall [apos]05), losing in round of 16 to herclub teammate and former OSU standout MettaThompson.

PREP & PERSONAL: Attended PittsfordMendon HS while training at the RochesterFencing Club, under Nat Goodhartz (a U.S.national team coach) … ranked in the top-10 inage group throughout youth fencing … had topeightfinishes in junior and cadet N.A.C.[apos]s from[apos]01-[apos]05 (top-32 at Jr.World Cups in Slovakia andFrance) … finished top-eight at cadet and juniornationals from [apos]01-[apos]05 … member of NationalHonor Society … full name is Adrienne MarissaNott … daughter of Ken Nott and Teri Pasadero… born April 30, 1987, in Baltimore … a doublemajor in Japanese and psychology, in the Collegeof Arts and Letters.