UND Roster

2019-20 Fencing Roster

Solène Watson

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Height 5-5
Class Sophomore
Hometown Arbonne-la-Forêt, France
High School Lycée François 1er
Bio

AS A SOPHOMORE:

  • Compiled a 23-1 record after competing at the DeCicco Duals
  • Was one of three winners of the team’s Yves Auriol Award, given to the most improved fencers.

AS A FRESHMAN:

  • Did not compete, but was one of five winners of the team’s Yves Auriol Award, given to the most improved fencers.

PREP & PERSONAL

  • Graduated from Lycée François 1er in July 2018
  • Member and captain of Melun Val de Seine fencing club
  • Earned team gold medal at U15 French National Championship (2014-15)
  • Earned individual bronze medal at U15 French National Championship (2014-15)
  • Earned individual silver medal at U20 Division 2 French National Championship  (2014-15)
  • Earned team gold medal at U17 French National Championship (2015-16)
  • Placed 12th in the U17 World Championship (2015-16)
  • Placed eighth in the U17 European Circuit in Poznan, Poland (2015-16)
  • Placed sixth in the U17 European Championships (2016-17)
  • Earned team gold medal in the U17 French National Championship (2016-17)
  • Earned individual bronze medal at the U17 French National Championship (2016-17)
  • Earned team bronze medal in the U20 French National Championship (2016-17)
  • Earned gold in the Senior Division 2 French National Championship (2016-17)
  • Earned team bronze medal in the U20 French National Championship (2017-18)
  • Earned team silver in the senior Division 2 French National Championship (2017-18)
  • Selected for french national representation in the 2018 World Cups
  • Has placed on the national Ministry of Sport’s list of national high-level athletes for five consecutive years
  • Participated in the Model United Nations held in Fontainebleau, France, in 2016, 2017 and 2018
  • Daughter of Bill and Marie Jo Watson
  • Has an older sister, Alicia, and two younger brothers, Pierre and Guillaume
  • Enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business and majoring in Marketing