UND Roster

2009-10 Fencing Roster

Vanessa Rosa


Height 5'4''
Class Senior
Hometown El Paso, TX
High School Eastwood

Walk-on addition to the epee squad who has quickly learned and executed bouting techniques … a prep basketball player with good quickness on the strip … member of the First Year Studies Academic Committee and University Affairs Academic Committee at Notre Dame.

AS A SENIOR: Capped off her senior season with a 28-12 record … competed with the epee in every match of the year … team was 19-0 when Rosa competed in the match … went 1-2 in first match of the season against NYU (Jan. 23) … sported a 15-6 record at the Northwestern Duals including perfect records against Fairleigh Dickinson, Cal Tech, Lawrence and Detroit (Jan. 30-31) … compiled a 12-3 mark in the only home dual of the season, the Notre Dame Duals (Feb. 6) … placed 21st at the Midwest Championships … advanced out of the Round of 64 with an impressive 15-7 victory over Sally Witt of Wayne State before falling to Amanda Cantlin of Chicago in the round of 32 in a close bout, 15-13 … placed 10th at the NCAA Midwest Regionals, knocking off Tasha Domashovetz of Ohio State in the plate semifinals, 15-10, before losing to Elyse Gurnowski of Ohio State in the ninth-place bout, 15-10.

AS A JUNIOR: Ended the season with a 30-7 regular season record … went 11-2 at the Northwestern Duals, including 3-0 marks against both Fairleigh Dickinson and Lawrence … finished 18-4 at the Notre Dame Duals, including a 3-0 record versus Detroit … registered her 50th career win at the Notre Dame Duals … finished in 20th place at the Midwest Conference Championships … her lone win in the direct elimination round of the tournament came against Purdue[apos]s Brittany Melton, 15-10, in the round of 64.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Posted a 23-44 record in her first year of collegiate competition … her 23 wins were the fourth-most on the women[apos]s epee squad … finished in 14th at the NCAA Midwest Regionals … entered the regional as the 19th seed … posted a 1-4 record in pool play to advance to the elimination rounds as the 14th seed … eliminated by Ohio State[apos]s Elyse Gurnowski (15-7) … went 13-14 at the Notre Dame Duals.

PREP & PERSONAL: Lettered three seasons as a point guard on the Eastwood High School basketball team … two-year team captain who earned all-city and all-district honors as a junior, when she averaged 12.1 points and 3.0 steals per game … helped team earn #4 ranking in state of Texas (also district and bi-district champs) during her sophomore season … slowed by ACL knee injury as a senior… also played some volleyball in her prep career and competed in several other sports (soccer, softball and track) as a youth … has participated in widespread volunteer work while receiving the prestigious Girl Scout Gold Award (equivalent of the Eagle Scout) … her cousin Ricky Amezaga was a starting receiver for the Air Force football team in the late 1990s … born June 9, 1988, in El Paso, Texas … daughter of Hisa and Irma Rosa … full name is Vanessa Annette Rosa … graduated from the Mendoza College of Business with a degree in accounting.

Rosa[apos]s Career Record

Year W L Pct. NCAA Finish
2008 23 44 .343
2009 30 7 .811
2010 28 12 .700
Career 81 63 .563