UND Roster

2018-19 Fencing Roster

Tara Hassett

Sabre


Height 5-7
Class Senior
Hometown Portland, OR
High School Aloha
Bio

HONORS AND AWARDS:

  • 2019 NCAA Championship Women’s Sabre 11th Place
  • 2018 NCAA Championship Women’s Sabre Seventh Place
  • 2017 NCAA Championship Women’s Sabre 15th Place
  • 2016 NCAA Championship Women’s Sabre 12th Place
  • 2018 Second Team All-American
  • 2016, 2019 Third Team All-American
  • 2018, 2019 NCAA Midwest Regional Championship Runner-Up
  • 2017 NCAA Midwest Regional Championship Fourth Place
  • 2016 NCAA Midwest Regional Championship Fifth Place
  • 2016, 2018 ACC Championship Women’s Sabre Runner-Up
  • 2017 ACC Championship Women’s Sabre Seventh Place
  • 2016, 2018 All-ACC
  • 2016 Team Most Valuable Sabreuse
  • 2016-17-18-19 All-ACC Academic Team
  • 2019 Janusz Bednarski Award
  • ACC Fencer of the Week (Feb. 10, 2016)

AS A SENIOR:

  • Capped her career with a fourth NCAA Championships appearance and third All-America citation
  • Fought through injury to finish 11th nationally and earn Third Team All-America honors
  • Went 29-22 on the season to bring her career record to 139-69
  • Opened the season with a 10th-place finish at the Penn State Garret Open
  • Went 6-3 at the Elite Invitational
  • Competed only during team play at the ACC Championships, helping the Irish to the title with a 7-2 mark
  • Named to the All-ACC Academic Team
  • Earned the team’s Janusz Bednarski Award for leadership in women’s sabre.
  • Earned a monogram

AS A JUNIOR:

  • Earned Second Team All-America honors after a seventh-place finish at the NCAA Championships
  • Placed second at the NCAA Midwest Regional Championships
  • Went 20-12 on the season, competing in four of six meets
  • Opened the season with an 8-3 record at the Elite Invitational
  • Went 6-2 at the NYU Invitational
  • Posted a 2-1 record in the team championship at ACCs
  • Claimed runner-up honors at the ACC Championships, behind teammate Francesca Russo
  • Earned All-ACC honors
  • Named to the All-ACC Academic Team

AS A SOPHOMORE:

  • Qualified for second straight NCAA Championship, finishing in 15th place
  • Came in fourth place at the NCAA Midwest Regional Championship
  • Came in seventh place in women’s sabre at ACC Championship
  • Went 39-22 in dual bouts
  • Turned in 7-7 mark at Elite Invitational
  • Went 9-4 at St. John’s Invite
  • Posted 2-2 mark at NYU Invite
  • Was 3-3 at the DeCicco Duals
  • Assembled an excellent 15-5 record at the Northwestern Duals
  • Went 3-1 during team play at the ACC Championships to help the Irish to their third straight conference title
  • Named to the All-ACC Academic Team
  • Earned a monogram

AS A FRESHMAN:

  • Turned in an excellent rookie campaign with the Irish, highlighted by a Third Team All-American citation
  • Finished 12th at the NCAA Championships, going 12-11 in pool play
  • Finished in fifth place at the Midwest Regionals
  • Earned All-ACC honors by finishing in second at the ACC Championship
  • Posted a 51-14 record during regular-season bouts
  • Tied for ninth all-time in single-season women’s sabre wins in program history
  • Opened the season with a 12-3 record at the Penn Elite Invitational
  • Went 3-0 at the DeCicco Duals
  • Went 18-5 at the Northwestern Duals
  • Wrapped the regular season with a 13-2 mark at the Duke Duals, after which she was named ACC Female Fencer of the Week
  • Named to the All-ACC Academic Team
  • Named the team’s Most Valuable Sabreuse
  • Earned a monogram

PREP AND PERSONAL:

  • Graduated from Aloha in June 2015 as both an honors student and salutatorian
  • Began fencing at the age of 10 at Oregon Fencing Alliance
  • Coached by U.S. women’s Olympic sabre coach Ed Korfanty
  • Ranked in top five nationally at cadet level in 2013-14
  • Youngest of five siblings
  • Eldest sister Maria played basketball at Gonzaga
  • Older siblings Eileen (class of ’11) and Kevin (class of ’14) both fenced at Notre Dame, earning All-American accolades during their careers
  • Biggest athletic thrill to date is placing second at Junior Olympics in the junior division in 2013 and finishing sixth at the Cadet World Cup in Konin, Poland, the same year
  • Hails from same area of Oregon as three-time Olympian and 2012 Opening Ceremonies U.S. flag bearer Mariel Zagunis
  • Parents are Kevin Sr. and Ann Hassett
  • Enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business