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2012-13 Fencing Roster

Ewa Nelip


Height 5'8''
Class Sophomore
Hometown Katowice, Poland
High School I L.O. Kopernika


NCAA Third-Place Finisher (2008, 2009)

NCAA Eighth-Place Finisher (2013)

NCAA Ninth-Place Finisher (2011)

First Team All-American (2008, 2009)

Second Team All-American (2013)

Honorable Mention All-American (2011)

MFC Epee Champion (2008, 2011, 2013)

MFC Epee Third-Place Finisher (2011)

First Team All-MFC (2008, 2011, 2013)

Second Team All-MFC (2009)

INTERNATIONAL RESULTS: Earned a third-place finish at the senior league event held in Barcelona in February 2010 … earned three other top-20 results on the season at Florina (ninth), Lobnya (19th) and Liepzig (20th) … finished the 2009-10 senior league circuit ranked 29th in the world, concluding with 72 international points … ended juniors ranked second in the world in `09 … finished the season with three straight top-10 finishes at Budapest (third), Modling (10th) and Belfast (second).

AS A SENIOR (2013): Finished the season with the second-best individual record on the women[apos]s epee squad, sporting a 49-6 mark … finished her career with the Irish with a 174-22 record … At St. John[apos]s Invitational, opened the season 11-4 before almost being undefeated the following day at the NYU Invite … in Jamaica, N.Y., started the day undefeated against Ohio State, besting Katarzyna Dabrowa and Caroline Piasecka with matching 5-4 scores … against Penn State, out-touched Ana Coutinho 5-3 before suffering a 5-1 loss to Margherita Guzzi-Vincenti … came back to win against Anne Stephenson 5-3 in the final bout versus the Nittany Lions … struggled versus Harvard, logging a 1-2 mark … recovered against host St. John[apos]s, notching a 2-1 record … earned a priority overtime win against Zsofia Fath … was undefeated against Columbia, posting scores of 5-4, 5-3 and 5-1 against Lydia Kopecky, Emma Peterson and Diana Tsinis respectively … at NYU, record a 14-1 mark … versus Yale, earned a lopsided 5-1 win over Allison Barton and notched a pair of 5-2 wins against her Bulldog counterparts … facing Columbia for the second time in as many days, finished with a perfect 3-0 mark versus the Lions … against Northwestern, out-touched Kate Cavanaugh 5-1 before earning a narrow one-touch win over Dina Bazarbayeva … finished with a 5-3 win against Courtney Dumas … against St. John[apos]s, narrowly lost first bout 5-4 against Alina Ferdman … remained undefeated the rest of the day … at Northwestern Duals notched a 15-1 record … sole loss came against Temple, where Jill Bratton narrowly out-dueled her to win, 5-4 … at Notre Dame Duals posted a 9-0 mark … logged a trio of 5-1 wins against Detroit … versus Northwestern, bested Cavanaugh 5-1 for a second time before earning an overtime priority 4-3 win against Courtney Dumas … against Air Force, won over Olivia Prosseda 5-2 before out-dueling both Jessica Steuber and Angelica Phillips 5-3 … at Midwest Fencing Conference (MFC) Championships, was undefeated all the way to the title bout, winning the championship 15-10 over Bazarbayeva … earned first team All-MFC accolades …at NCAA Midwest Regional competition, was tied with fellow Irish teammate Ashley Severson with an 11-4 mark, but finished in fourth place with a +27 indicator to Severson[apos]s +22 … at NCAA Championships, finished the first day in fifth place with a 10-5 record … finished the competition in eighth place with a 15-8 log … earned second-team All-America accolades and a monogram.

2012 NCAA SEASON: Did not compete due to Olympic training.

AS A JUNIOR (2011): Earned honorable mention All-America honors after a ninth-place finish at the NCAA Championships in the epee … posted 12 wins in round robin bouts, and had an impressive +18 indicator (86-68) over opponents during the competition … named to the all-Midwest Fencing Conference first team after tying for third at the MFC Championships … cruised through pool play undefeated +26 (30-4) in touches … entered direct elimination as the No. 1 seed and won her first four bouts, including a decisive 15-2 decision over Wayne State[apos]s Desiree Kelly in the table of 16 … lost a tightly contested 13-15 decision to Ohio State[apos]s Caroline Piasecka in the conference semifinals … surpassed the 40-win plateau in the regular season for the second time, logging a cumulative mark of 43-8 during the dual slate … won two of three bouts against members of No. 6 Columbia at the NYU Invitational, defeating Neely Brandfield-Harvey (5-2) and Katya English (5-1) … swept all three opponents from No. 7 Northwestern at NYU … logged another unbeaten mark against No. 5 St. John[apos]s, with victories over Fruzsina Palinkas (5-3), Alina Ferdman (5-2) and Zsuzsanna Fath (5-3) … earned a one-touch bout win over Anne Stephenson (5-4) and later defeated Alyssa Vongries 5-1 in a team triumph over No. 4 Penn State at the St. John[apos]s Challenge … added two individual wins against No. 3 Harvard at St. John[apos]s, defeating eventual NCAA runner-up Noam Mills 5-2 … swept all three matches in an eventual team win over No. 5 St. John[apos]s … added an additional pair of victories over Brianna Martin (5-2) and Phoebe Caldwell (5-4) from No. 4 Princeton at the Northwestern Duals … monogram winner.

2010 NCAA SEASON: Did not compete due to international training.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Finished third at the NCAA Championships, earning first team All-America honors for the second consecutive season … earned second team all-MFC honors after finishing fifth in the women[apos]s epee at the Midwest Fencing Championships … named winner of the DeCicco/Auriol Women[apos]s Epee Leadership Award for the second consecutive year … finished the year with a record of 37-2 in women[apos]s epee … posted a 5-1 ledger at the season opening St. John[apos]s Challenge, including a perfect 3-0 against Columbia in a 18-9 team victory … went 14-1 at the NYU Invitational, recording perfect 3-0 records against Yale, Northwestern, St. John[apos]s and Ohio State … registered a perfect mark of 18-0 at the Northwestern Duals, running clean slates against Johns Hopkins, Penn State, Temple, Wayne State, Cleveland State, North Carolina, Northwestern, Detroit and Ohio State … earned third place at the NCAA Championships for the second year in a row, finishing with a round robin record of 17-7 … lost in her semifinal bout to Noam Mills of Harvard by the score of 15-13.

AS A FRESHMAN: Finished third at the NCAA Championships to earn first team All-American honors … lost to St. John[apos]s Reka Szele in the semifinals, 15-4 … bounced back to defeat top-seeded Alexandra Obrazcova of Ohio State, 15-9 to earn the bronze … had an overall record of 45-6 (.882) … missed the Western Invite to take part in a tournament in her native Poland … went 14-4 at the NYU Duals … posted a perfect 15-0 record on the final day of play at the Northwestern Duals for a combined 31-2 mark at the event … finished fourth at the NCAA Midwest Regionals …posted a 5-0 record in pool play at the event, including wins over Joanna Niklinska of Northwestern (5-2) and Obrazcova (5-3) …earned the second seed in direct elimination play … advanced to the finals with wins over Lawrence[apos]s Chiara Terzuolo (15-2) and Northwestern[apos]s Megan Ross (15-10) … defeated Konczalska in the quarterfinals (15-8) … fell to teammate Kelley Hurley in the third-place bout at the event (15-6) … had solid sixth-place finish at Penn State Open (fall `07), after losing quarterfinal to eventual champ Anastasia Ferdman of Penn State to open her Irish career.

PREP & PERSONAL: Attended I L.O. Kopernika High School while training at Polac Mlodzlezy Katowice fencing club (under coach Ludmila Zaczek) … daughter of Pawel and Grazyna Nelip … graduated from the Mendoza College of Business with a degree in finance in May 2013, and is currently pursuing graduate studies at the University, while volunteering as a coach with the fencing program.

Nelip[apos]s Career Record

Year W L Pct. NCAA Finish
2008 46 6 .885 3rd
2009 37 2 .949 t 3rd
2010 Did Not Compete (Int[apos]l Training)
2011 43 8 .843 9th
2012 Did Not Compete (Olympic Training)
Career 126 16 .887