UND Roster

2013-14 Fencing Roster

Rachel Beck


Height 5'7''
Class Senior
Hometown Tucson, AZ
High School Home-Schooled

NCAA 17th-Place Finisher (2011)
MFC Foil Third-Place Finisher (2011)
First Team All-MFC (2011)
Second Team All-MFC (2012)

AS A SOPHOMORE: Participated in each regular season dual meet for the Irish … earned second monogram … ranked second on foil team in total bout victories with a 37-8 record … compiled a 6-3 effort at the St. John[apos]s Duals, including a win over Devynn Patterson (finished 17th at the NCAA Championships) from No. 8 Northwestern … posted a 5-4 outing at the NYU Duals, sweeping fencers from host NYU (3-0) while allowing only three touches … had the best showing of the season at the Notre Dame Duals, gathering a 14-1 effort that was highlighted by a 3-0 sweep of Michigan … tied for the most wins on the Irish roster with a 12-0 bout record at the Northwestern Duals, taking a 3-0 decision over UC San Diego … placed eighth at the Midwest Fencing Conference Championships to earn all-MFC second team recognition.

AS A FRESHMAN: Concluded successful rookie campaign with the Irish with a record of 27-12 and a berth into the NCAA Championship … earned first monogram … opened the year going 6-4 at the NYU Invitational, including a perfect 3-0 against Columbia in the second match of the day … claimed first collegiate victory over Katharine Pitt of Yale, 5-2 … in 3-0 showing against Columbia, recorded wins over D[apos]Meca Homer (5-2), Huda Muhammad (5-0) and Megan Ng (5-0) … followed the NYU Invitational with a 5-3 showing at the St. John[apos]s Challenge … clinched the foil victory in the opener against Ohio State, defeating NCAA participant Allison Henvick 5-3 … in close 15-12 victory over Penn State, posted a 3-0 ledger including clinching the foil win with a 5-1 decision over NCAA participant Doris Willette … registered a 7-1 record at the Notre Dame Duals … opened the event with a 3-0 mark against Lawrence, clinching the foil with a 5-0 shutout of Dorothea Schurr … finished 7-4 at the Northwestern Duals … opened the event going 3-0 against North Carolina and clinching the foil with a 5-0 triumph over Heather Van Wallendael … earned a pair of wins against Cal Tech, defeating Mengyu Guan (5-0) and Rachel Deghuec (5-0) … clinched the foil against Stanford in final match of event with a 5-1 victory over Rebecca Chung … also defeated Maneeshika Madduri (5-0) earlier in the match … ended regular season notching two more victories at the Irish Duals, earning one apiece against Chicago and Illinois … began fabulous postseason run at the Midwest Fencing Conference Championships, reaching the semifinals of direct elimination and getting tabbed first team all-MFC … reached the semifinals of the table with an 11-9 victory over teammate Grace Hartman before falling to another Irish teammate, Hayley Reese, in the semifinals by an identical 11-9 score … helped women[apos]s foil squad capture the team weapon title the following day, en route to the team sweeping all six weapons for the first time in conference history … at the NCAA Championship, finished 17th in the foil after finishing with a pool play record of 9-14 with a -20 indicator … most impressive victory at the event came as she defeated Penn State rival Olga Ostatnigrosh 5-0 … also clinched team title with 3-2 overtime win over Kathy Chou of Harvard.

PREP & PERSONAL: Home schooled in Tucson, Arizona … attended same club as Irish fencers Ariel DeSmet and Nick Crebs, the Northwest Fencing Center … biggest athletic thrill to date was placing first in the Division I Summer Nationals in 2010 as well as first in the senior team Summer Nationals in 2009 … competed in limited international competition before arriving at Notre Dame … placed 53rd in a senior league tournament in Las Vegas, 41st in Dallas and 64th in New York, earning two points toward international standings at each … daughter of Michael and Mary Etta Beck … enrolled in the College of Science as a chemistry major.


Year W L Pct. NCAA Finish
2011 27 12 .692 17th
2012 37 8 .822
Career 64 20 .762