UND Roster

2008-09 Fencing Roster

Emilie Prot


Height 5'6''
Class Senior
Hometown Limoges, France
High School Lycee Saint-Jean


2007 NCAA Participant

Veteran foilist who gained valuable experience as a participant in the 2007 NCAAs … uses her intellect to accurately read distances on the strip and anticipate the actions of her opponent … has improved her technical ability while gaining experience in different situations … a battler with good technique … has implemented more movements into her bouting, providing her more options on a regular basis … most effective when she is able to harness her emotions and rise above pressure-packed situations … was ranked among top-10 junior-level fencers in France, with experience competing in various World Championship events … ended 2005-06 season listed 39th in USFA women[apos]s foil rankings for junior-level fencers (Under-20) … first fencer from France to join the Notre Dame fencing program and believed to be the first native of France in nearly 50 years to join a Notre Dame varsity team (Ed Finlay, a Paris native who attended Cranwell Prep, earned a monogram with the 1959 Irish wrestling team).

AS A JUNIOR: Finished sixth at the NCAA Regionals … a Midwest Fencing Conference Foil quarterfinalist … posted a 42-20 (.677) record on the season … among her 42 wins was her 100th with the fighting Irish (she now has 138 career wins) … missed out on the Air Force Invitational … was a perfect 9-0 on day two of the Northwestern Duals … went 17-1 to pace the foilists at the Notre Dame Duals … at the regionals, posted a 3-3 record in pool play … was the fifth seed in direct elimination … defeated Wayne State[apos]s Samantha Strassburg, 15-6, before falling to Irish teammate Haley Reese, 15-9, in the quarterfinals … edged Northwestern[apos]s Meredith Baskies in her first consolation bout, 15-14 … fell in the fifth-place bout to Ohio State[apos]s Lindsay Knauer, 15-4.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Reached 40 wins in the regular season (40-16) for the second straight year before placing 12th in the conference and fifth in the regional, helping secure her a spot in the NCAAs (where she narrowly missed All-America honors) … her 15-2 record at the ND Duals included playing lead role in 14-13 win for the Irish women over Ohio State … scored touch with :02 remaining to force overtime with OSU[apos]s Courtney Streithorst and then won that bout (giving ND its first lead of the match, 12-11) … delivered the clinching win moments later (5-1 vs. Holly McKibben, for 14-12 lead) … registered three wins at ND Duals over fencers with NCAA tournament experience: Wayne State[apos]s Lindsay Howard (4-2), Cleveland State[apos]s Leigh Pendergrass (5-3) and UC San Diego[apos]s Jen Chun 5-2 … her early 5-4 win over Natalie Wang helped Irish women post another 14-13 win (over Northwestern), as part of her 12-7 record at the NYU Duals … added three more wins over NCAA veterans during the NYU meet (4-3 vs. Columbia[apos]s Kathleen Reckling; 5-1 vs. Yale[apos]s Alisa Mendelsohn and 5-1 vs. St. John[apos]s All-American Katia Larchanka) … her 8-1 record at the Duke Duals included shutout of Julie Luce (helping Irish women post comeback win over Air Force) and a 5-4 win over Duke[apos]s Marilyn Tycer, yet another fencer with NCAA tournament experience … closed regular season by going 7-6 at the Northwestern Duals, with a 5-3 win over NU All-American Samantha Nemecek and 5-1 victory over Temple[apos]s Nina Gernes (a 2006 NCAA entrant) … a tough draw in the Midwest Fencing Conference meet placed her vs. NU[apos]s other All-American, Jessica Florendo, in round-of-16 loss (she had a 14-8 lead before Florendo rallied for seven straight points) … had 5-1 wins in the MFC team semifinals vs. OSU[apos]s Streithorst and McKibben … entered Midwest Regional (at ND) as #3 seed and was #5 seed after the pools, followed by 15-4 win over ND teammate Rachel Cota, loss to top seed Julia Tikhonova of OSU (2-15) and 15-9 win over CSU[apos]s Pendergrass to clinch a top-eight finish … lost again to Tikhonova (8-11) but then topped NU[apos]s Wang (15-9) and OSU[apos]s McKibben (15-12) for fifth-place regional finish … faced plenty of tough opponents of first day of NCAAs (in Madison, N.J.), bouncing back from 0-6 start to go 5-3 for record of 5-9 on day one … her top early wins at NCAAs included 5-1 bout with NU[apos]s Florendo and 5-4 victory over Penn[apos]s Ilana Sinkin … added 6-3 record on day two to finish 11-12, tying five others for 10th but placing 14th on total-point indicators (two places out of All-America honors) … ended six touches shy (she was +5) of earning 12th place in that tiebreaker … posted top day-2 wins at the NCAAs over Columbia[apos]s Cassidy Luitjen (5-2), Harvard[apos]s Arielle Pensler (5-4) and Princeton[apos]s Jocelyn Svengsouk (5-1) … closed the NCAAs with last-second winning touch vs. Princeton[apos]s Sara Jew-Lim (0:04; 5-4) … she and classmate Adi Nott (18-5) had third-most combined wins (29) in NCAA women[apos]s foil field … placed 14th at Penn State Open (fall [apos]06), improving on #23 seed with noteworthy 5-4 wins over #4 seed Alison Glasser of PSU, Temple[apos]s Nina Gernes and NU[apos]s Florendo (lost to Penn[apos]s Abby Emerson in DE).

AS A FRESHMAN: Turned in strong regular season (56-12) before winning MFC title and placing seventh at regional (in Cleveland), narrowly missing spot in NCAAs … opened 16-0 at Northwestern Duals, highlighted by wins over NU[apos]s Nemecek (5-4) and Florendo (5-1) … her 7-7 record at NYU Duals included 5-1 win over host team[apos]s Kristen Wentrcek (5-1), plus losses to several top fencers (Columbia[apos]s Kelsey Finkel and Kathleen Reckling and St. John[apos]s duo of Erzsebet Garay and Larchanka) … her 16-2 record at ND Duals included sweep of Northwestern[apos]s top duo (5-3 vs. Nemecek, after trailing 0-3, and 5-2 vs. Florendo), also adding noteworthy wins over CSU[apos]s Pendergrass (5-2) and WSU[apos]s Howard (5-2) … went 5-0 at OSU Duals before closing 12-3 at UCSD Duals, with top win over Fullerton[apos]s Senta Breden (3-2) … her 6-0 pool record earned top seed in MFC direct-elimination, followed by 15-11 quarterfinal with WSU[apos]s Howard, 15-4 semifinal battle with NU[apos]s Florendo and 15-9 title bout vs. Nemecek … had key wins in MFC team bouts, besting OSU[apos]s Kristen Rill in semifinals (5-4; ND won 5-0) before topping two Northwestern fencers in 4-5 title bout (5-3 vs. Wang, 5-4 vs. Florendo) … entered regional (in Cleveland) as #4 seed but fell to #7 entering DE stage … went on to beat Howard (15-12) but lost to Florendo (12-15) and Nemecek (12-15) before dropping 11-14 decision to OSU[apos]s Amelia Galliard in seventh-place bout … earlier placed ninth at Penn State Open in fall of [apos]05, with only losses in pools coming versus defending NCAA champ Emily Cross of Harvard (3-5) and Princeton All-American Jacqueline Leahy (4-5), ultimately losing to PSU[apos]s Tam Najm in round of 16 … placed 20th in junior/U-20 bouts at North American Cup in Albuquerque (Nov., [apos]05), also 15th at Jr. Olympics in Hartford, Conn. (Feb.) and 68th in U-19 bouts at [apos]06 Summer Nationals (Atlanta).

PREP & PERSONAL: Attended Lycee Saint-Jean High School while training at Cercle d[apos]Escrime de Limoges (C.E.L.) … daughter of Alain and Yvonne Prot … full name is Emilie Yvonne Prot … born June 8, 1987, in Houston, Texas … a pre-professional studies major, enrolled in the College of Science.