UND Roster

2011-12 Fencing Roster

Darsie Malynn


Height 5'5''
Class Sophomore
Hometown Grapevine, TX
High School Colleyville Heritage HS

NCAA 23rd-Place Finisher (2010)
Honorable Mention All-MFC (2010)

AS A SENIOR: Recipient of the Alice ‘Dit’ Langford Foil Award, a leadership honor given in remembrance of the wife of former head coach Walt Langford … placed 10th in the foil at the Midwest Fencing Conference Championships, earning honorable mention all-MFC recognition in the process … won fourth monogram … compiled a 33-7 regular season mark … defeated Katherine Chou from No. 7 Harvard and Erica McKee from No. 4 at the St. John[apos]s Duals … led the foil squad with a 9-1 record at the NYU Duals … took down Dianna Hohensee from No. 5 Columbia to assist the foil team in the 5-4 victory over the Lions … took down Yale[apos]s Lauren Miller (finished seventh at the NCAA Championships) and Linda Zhou each 5-1 at the NYU Duals … compiled a 13-2 record at the Notre Dame Duals … blanked Florida[apos]s Kate Scott 5-0 … defeated Chicago State[apos]s Bethany Fixen (5-0) and Aimy Tien (5-1) at the home event … combined for an 8-2 outing at the Northwestern Duals, storming past Stanford (3-0) and North Carolina (2-0).

AS A JUNIOR: Reached the 30-win plateau for third straight year, finishing with a mark of 30-10 while also reaching the 100-win mark for career … earned third monogram … opened the year 5-2 at the NYU Invitational … clinched both the foil victory and overall match victory with 5-3 triumph over Yale[apos]s Katharine Pitt … did not allow a touch in taking down Columbia[apos]s Huda Muhammad (5-0) in next match … again clinched both foil and overall match victories with win over St. John[apos]s Christine Zazzara (5-0) … finished with a 4-4 ledger at the St. John[apos]s Challenge the following day … earned two of foil[apos]s four wins against Harvard, defeating both Katherine Chou (5-4) and Shelby MacLeod (4-2) … earned one of three foil wins against Columbia in close 14-13 victory, defeating Meagan Ng in the final foil bout, 5-1 … went 9-3 at the home Notre Dame Duals … opened 5-0 after going 2-0 against Detroit and 3-0 against Cleveland State … also earned three wins against Florida, defeating Andrea Rumbaugh (5-2), Laura Gonzalez (5-0) and Shelby Krantz (5-2) … posted a 10-1 record at the Northwestern Duals the following day … opened going 6-0 with perfect 3-0 sheets against Fairleigh Dickinson and UC San Diego … in 18-9 victory over Temple, clinched foil victory with 5-1 triumph over Liz Van Son … ended regular season with two wins at Irish Duals, earning one win against each Illinois and Michigan State … began postseason play with a 14th-place finish at the Midwest Fencing Conference Championships before helping the foil squad claim the team weapon title the following day … at the NCAA Midwest Regionals, finished in fifth place with a pool record of 5-4 with a +6 indicator.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Earned honorable mention all-MFC for her 10th-place finish in the foil … concluded her second year with the Irish with a record of 31-13 … posted five wins at the NYU Invitational to open the year, including posting a perfect 2-0 ledger against Yale … recorded her 50th win as a member of the team against Columbia with her 5-3 decision over Tess Finkel at the St. John[apos]s Challenge … ended the event with a 6-1 record … went 11-5 at the Northwestern Duals, including clean sheets against Fairleigh Dickinson (1-0), Stanford (2-0), San Diego (3-0) and Cal Tech (1-0) … ended the regular season with a 9-1 mark at the Notre Dame Duals … clinched the match at 14-1 against Purdue with her 5-1 decision over Audrey Jenkins … placed 10th at the Midwest Fencing Championships … placed first out of her pool, posting a 5-0 record and a +23 indicator … defeated Rika Terajima of Lawrence in the second round, 15-0, after her first round bye … next, defeated Curie Chang of Northwestern in the Round of 16, 15-5 … fell to teammate Radmila Sarkisova in the quarterfinals, 12-11, in a hard-fought overtime battle … foil team earned third-place finish at the tournament, falling to Northwestern (5-3) in the semifinals, before beating Wayne State in the third-place match (5-1) … qualified for her first-ever NCAA Championships after placing sixth at the Midwest Regional … advanced to the final eight with wins over Camille Provencal-Dayle of Northwestern (15-12) and Hayley Reese (15-13) … fell to Reese in the quarterfinals, 15-5, before knocking off Lindsay Knauer of Ohio State (15-9) in the consolation bracket … placed 23rd at the NCAA Championships, posting a record of 6-17 in round robin play with a -35 indicator.

AS A FRESHMAN: Went 39-7 during the regular season … began her college career with a 4-0 record at the St. John[apos]s Duals … earned her first career win against Columbia[apos]s Abby Capparos-Janto (3-2 in OT) … went 10-4 at the NYU Invitational, including 3-0 performances against Yale and NYU … her 10 wins at the NYU Invitational led all Irish women foilists … led the Irish women[apos]s foil team with 25 wins at the Notre Dame Duals (finished 25-3) … went 3-0 against Stanford, Michigan State, Cleveland State, and Cal Tech at the Notre Dame Duals … finished 14th at the Midwest Fencing Conference Championships … at the championships, beat Purdue[apos]s Ashley Gross, 15-7, in the round of 64 and Notre Dame teammate Christina LaBarge, 15-6, in the round of 32 before losing to Ohio State[apos]s Oksana Dmytruk, 15-9, in the round of 16 … captured seventh place at the NCAA Midwest Regional … earned seventh with a win over Northwestern[apos]s Meredith Baskies, 15-5, in the seventh-place bout.

PREP & PERSONAL: Graduated from Colleyville Heritage High School in Colleyville, Texas … trained at the Fencing Institute of Texas under the direction of Volodymyr Yefimov … ranked 230th among seniors and the 166th ranked junior in the world … ranked as high as 141st in the world senior rankings and 121st in the world junior rankings … finished ninth at the 2006 Division 1 N.A.C. event held in Sacramento, Calif. … member of National Honor Society and French Honor Society in high school … also an AP Scholar while in high school … daughter of Edward Malynn and Jacqueline Ballard … has two brothers … graduated with a degree in French from the College of Arts and Letters.

Malynn[apos]s Career Record

Year W L Pct. NCAA Finish
2009 39 7 .848
2010 31 13 .705 23rd
2011 30 10 .750
2012 33 7 .825
Career 133 37 .782