UND Roster

2010-11 Fencing Roster

Sarah Borrmann


Height 5'5''
Class Junior
Hometown Beaverton, OR
High School Beaverton


Team Captain (2009, 2010, 2011)

NCAA Sabre Champion (2008)

NCAA Sabre Fifth-Place Finisher (2010)

NCAA Sabre 13th-Place Finisher (2009)

First Team All-American (2008)

Second Team All-American (2010)

MFC Sabre Champion (2009)

MFC Sabre Runner-Up (2011)

MFC Sabre Third-Place Finisher (2008, 2010)

First Team All-MFC (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011)

AS A SENIOR: Concluded Irish career with a 29-16 record to finish with a 185-42 career record in sabre … earned fourth monogram … named first team all-MFC for fourth time in career … opened up final season with a 10-5 record at the NYU Invitational … clinched the sabre for the Irish against Northwestern with a 5-3 victory over Annelise Eeman … also clinched the sabre against NYU with a 5-1 decision over Joann Reyes … recorded a total of seven wins the following day at the St. John’s Challenge … went a perfect 3-0 in lone match competed in at the Notre Dame Duals against Northwestern … also earned the sabre-clinching win in that contest, defeating Jillian Mahen 5-1 … at the Northwestern Duals, put together an 8-3 ledger including clean sheets against UC-San Diego (3-0) and Cal Tech (2-0) … clinched sabre win over UC-San Diego with 5-1 triumph over Jordan Conway … finished runner-up at the Midwest Fencing Conference Championships … entered direct elimination as the 10th seed, knocking off teammates Danielle Guilfoyle (15-5) and Abigail Nichols (15-8) en route to earning a semifinal matchup with teammate and NCAA qualifier Lian Osier … pulled out a 15-8 victory in the bout to reach the finals … concluded postseason action with a sixth-place showing at the NCAA Midwest Regionals … recipient of the Knute Rockne Student-Athlete Award.

AS A JUNIOR: Finished fifth at the NCAA Championships, earning second team All-America accolades in her third straight appearance at the championships … also named first team all-MFC after finishing third at the Midwest Fencing Championships … named the Notre Dame Monogram Club MVP along with being named the Irish Most Valuable Sabreuse … concluded the year with a regular season record of 43-11 … opened the year with a 10-5 showing at the NYU Invitational, including a perfect 3-0 mark against Yale and St. John’s … also clinched the match for the Irish against the Red Storm, defeating Kaylee Pike, 5-0 … went 10-2 at the St. John’s Challenge, posting clean sweeps against Harvard (3-0) and Penn State (3-0) … racked up a 19-4 record at the Northwestern Duals … ended the regular season with a 4-0 ledger at the Notre Dame Duals, taking part in bouts against Lawrence (1-0) and Northwestern (3-0) … earned a share of third at the Midwest Fencing Championships, falling to Allison Miller of Ohio State in the semifinals … knocked out Laura Rios of Oberlin (15-4), Samantha LaFrance of Detroit (15-14), Jillian Mahen of Northwestern (15-10) and Whitney White of Northwestern (15-8) to earn her spot in the semifinals … helped team capture the sabre title at Midwest Fencing Championships, knocking off Ohio State in the final by the score of 5-3 … she notched two of the teams five points in the bout … finished runner-up at the NCAA Midwest Regional, losing a hard-fought 15-12 decision to teammate Eileen Hassett … reached the final with victories over Alicia Gurrieri of Northwestern (15-10) and Allison Miller of Ohio State (15-14) in the table of eight … just missed the top four at the NCAA Championships, finishing fifth with a record of 17-6 in round robin play with a +24 indicator.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Placed 13th at the NCAA Championship … went 40-8 during the regular season … opened her year with a 2-4 record at the St. John’s Duals before bouncing back with a 10-2 showing at the NYU Invitational, including a 3-0 record against St. John’s … had an impressive showing at the Northwestern Duals, finishing 19-2, including 3-0 marks against Lawrence, Detroit and Ohio State … also topped the 100 career win mark at the Northwestern Duals … went undefeated at the Notre Dame Duals, finishing 9-0 overall, including 3-0 marks against Air Force and UC San Diego … beat Ohio State’s Margarita Tschomakova, 15-8, to win the women’s sabre title at the Midwest Fencing Conference Championships and earn first-team All-Conference honors … in the championships, took down Samantha Kuykendahl of Indiana, 15-2, in the round of 32 and Northwestern’s Annelise Eeman, 15-13, in the round of 16 … knocked off Emily Cheng of Ohio State, 15-12, to advance to the semifinals … beat Notre Dame teammate Ashley Serrette, 15-11, in the semifinals … in the championship bout against Tschomakova, led 8-6 at the break before rattling off six consecutive touches en route to the victory … edged teammate Eileen Hassett in the championship bout, 15-13, to earn the gold medal at the NCAA Midwest Regionals … entered the final eight as the second seed … beat Northwestern’s Whitney White, 15-4, and teammate Beatriz Almeida, 15-9, to advance to the finals … went 12-11 during pool play at the NCAA Championships to earn 13th place …went 2-0 against competitors from St. John’s at the championship.

AS A FRESHMAN: Became the 12th national champion in the history of the women’s fencing program as she won the 2008 NCAA sabre title … as the third seed at the NCAA Championships, defeated Karolina Budna of Wayne State in the semifinals … knocked off top-seeded Siobhan Bryne of Ohio State in the championship bout to win the gold … for the season, posted a regular season 73-7 record (.913) … her 73 wins were the most on the team … her .913 mark ranks as the third-highest single-season winning-percentage in program history.

PREP & PERSONAL: Attended Beaverton High School while training at the Oregon Fencing Alliance … placed ninth at the Junior World Cup in Odessa, Ukraine (Sept. ’06), and was seventh at the Junior World Cup in Sosnowiec, Poland (Oct. ’06), and adding a bronze-medal finish at the Junior World Cup in Frascati, Italy (Nov. ’06) – behind Wozniak and Italy’s Irene Vecchi … fenced in several top international events in 2007, including the Jr. World Cup in Budapest (38th; Jan.), the Las Vegas Grand Prix (52nd; June) and five Senior World Cups: London (42nd; Feb.), Orleans, France (38th; Feb.), Havana, Cuba (24th; June), Klagenfurt, Austria (69th; May) and Gand, Belgium (26th; May) … won USFA North American Cup event in Albuquerque, N.M. (Nov. ’06) and was 11th the next month at N.A.C. in Richmond, Va. … had impressive week at the USFA’s 2006 Summer Nationals in Atlanta, finishing as runner-up in the senior-level bouts and placing third in the junior (U-19) … finished 12th at the 2006 Jr. World Cup in Dormagen, Germany (Nov.) … signed up for fencing at the age of 10 … she combined with Hassett, Caity Thompson and Rebecca Ward to win the women’s sabre gold medal at 2006 Summer Nationals (she also was a member of the U-19 gold-medal team) … her results at 2005 Summer Nationals (Sacramento, Calif.) included placing eighth in the senior-level bouts, plus taking gold medal in the team event (also silver in the U-19 team) … placed eighth at the 2004 Jr. World Cup in Louisville, Ky. … born November 6, 1988, in Cooper City, Fla. (has lived in Oregon most of her life) … daughter of Bernie and Tina Borrmann … full name is Sarah Victoria Borrmann … graduated from the College of Arts and Letters with a degree in political science.

Borrmann[apos]s Career Record

Year W L Pct. NCAA Finish
2008 73 7 .913 1st
2009 40 8 .833 13th
2010 43 11 .764 5th
2011 29 16 .644
Career 185 42 .814