UND Roster

2017-18 Fencing Roster

Katherine Clarke

Epee


Height 5'9''
Class Senior
Hometown Grand Rapids, MI
High School Forrest Hills Northern
Bio

AS A SENIOR:

  • Posted a 32-15 record in her senior season with the Irish
  • In her first time out this season, finished 1-1 at the Elite Invitational
  • Went 25-5 at the DeCicco Duals
  • Concluded her career at the Northwestern Duals, posting a 5-8 record

AS A JUNIOR:

  • Went 15-5 on the season
  • Competed solely at the DeCicco Duals and Northwestern Invitational
  • Went 13-3 at the DeCicco meet
  • Wrapped season at Northwestern duals with 2-2 mark

AS A SOPHOMORE:

  • Posted a 35-6 mark on the season  
  • Tied for 25th at the Penn State Open to start the year  
  • Went 27-2 over two days at the DeCicco Duals  
  • Turned in an 8-4 record at the Northwestern Duals
  • Earned a monogram

AS A FRESHMAN:

  • Amassed 18-4 record in first season with the Irish  
  • Lost one bout at Ohio State Elite Cup to Sarah Hanvy of North Carolina, 5-3
  • Fenced at DeCicco Duals, amassing 18-3 record

PREP AND PERSONAL:

  • Got started in fencing as a fifth grader when she attended camp at Notre Dame and fell in love with the sport
  • Biggest athletic thrill to date is competing against former Irish epeeist Courtney Hurley at a North American Cup (NAC) competition  
  • Graduated from Forest Hills Northern in May of 2014
  • Participated in National Honors Society and was a member of the student board  
  • In addition to fencing, participated in crew, basketball and cross country  
  • As a sophomore was a member of the 4V1 boat on crew team that went to state finals
  • Boat placed second in high school championships
  • Hails from Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Oldest child of Michael and Kimberly Clarke  
  • Has one younger sister, Christine
  • Enrolled in the College of Engineering, majoring in mechanical engineering