UND Roster

2014-15 Fencing Roster

Johanna Thill


Height 5'7''
Class Junior
Hometown Chanhassen, MN
High School Chanhassen


MFC Sabre Champion (2013)

First Team All-MFC (2013)

NCAA 11th-Place Finish (2013)

Third Team All-American (2013)

AS A FRESHMAN:Was crowned Midwest Fencing Conference (MFC) Women[apos]s Sabre Champion and finished in 11th place at the NCAA National Championship … notched a 30-20 record in her first season with the Irish … at the St. John[apos]s Invite went 6-3, improving to 7-2 the following day at the NYU Invitational … against Penn State was 1-2, with the sole win coming against Elizabeth Rapp, 5-3 … was undefeated against host St. John[apos]s, blanking Alexandra Tannous 5-0 and only allowing Margaret McDonald a single touch … narrowly won versus Columbia[apos]s Essane Diedro, 5-4, before bowing to her sister Loweye, 5-3 … won against Sarah Yee 5-3 to finish the day … started out strong the following day against Yale, posting a trio of 5-4 victories … remained undefeated against Northwestern with a duet of 5-1 victories and a close 5-4 win over Alicia Gurrieri … after trading touches back and forth, lost 5-4 to St. John[apos]s Anna Limbach … was 1-1 against host NYU, narrowly losing to Ericka Persson 5-4 but winning against Jackie Leval, 5-2 … posted her only losing record of the season at Northwestern, going 6-11 on the day … just barely lost to Sophia Bischof 5-4… was undefeated against North Carolina, blanking Sara Leung 5-0 and besting Gillian Litynski and Aislinn Klos 5-2 … two more wins came against Cal Tech … bested Emilia Hernandez 5-1 … bested Princeton sabreuse Diamond Wheeler 5-2 before falling to Gracie Stone, 5-1 … notched a 3-3 mark in Durham, but at Notre Dame Duals posted an 8-1 mark … blanked Cleveland State[apos]s Christine Bocci 5-0 in first bout of the meet … remained undefeated, besting Andrea Ozanich and Kaja Klodowska 5-0 and 5-3 respectively … traded touches with Alicia Gurrieri of Northwestern before succumbing 5-4 … was undefeated against Lawrence and Air Force … was undefeated at the MFC Championships, emerging from pool play with a 5-0 record and besting Irish teammate Lian Osier in the title bout, who withdrew due to injury … at NCAA Midwest Regionals finished just ahead of senior Abigail Nichols with an 11-4 mark … at the Championships in San Antonio, finished in 11th place with an 11-12 mark, earning third team All-America accolades.

PREP & PERSONAL: Four-year sabre team captain at Chanhassen High School, and fenced with the Minnesota Sword Club … member of four state high school fencing championship squads … reached a high watermark of 17th in the U20 Sabre Rankings … claimed sixth place at the 2011 Junior Olympic Fencing Championships in the sabre … also lettered in track and field at Chanhassen High … all-conference selection in the 200m relay as a sophomore … daughter of Matthew Thill and Charlene Thill Schubert … has two brothers, Jacob and Erick … has two sisters, Emily and Kassia … father, Matthew, competed in track and field at Michigan Tech … grandfather, Bruce Thill, attended Notre Dame … enrolled in the college of engineering, majoring in mechanical engineering and Spanish.