UND Roster

2018-19 Fencing Roster

Tara Hassett


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


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


  • 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 to conclude the season at the ACC Championships


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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