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Radanovich Crowned NCAA Women’s Epee National Champion

March 25, 2016

WALTHAM, Mass. – Junior captain Jessie Radanovich (Tollhouse, Calif.) became the 2016 Women’s Epee National Champion today on the second day of the NCAA Championships.

Radanovich took the title on the final day of competition for the women. Currently Penn State is in seventh place place in the team competition.

Radanovich advanced to the final round of the tournament after defeating Mason Speta of Barnard 15-12. Radanovich faced Princeton’s Charlene Liu in the final round, coming out on top with a score of 15-10.

“It feels unbelievably amazing, and I can barely even believe it happened!” said Radanovich. “I am very grateful to my coaches and to my incredible teammates. I would not be close to doing how I did today without their awesome love and support.”

Radanovich was the only member of the women’s team to compete in today’s semifinal and final rounds.

Individual results are as followed:

Epee: Senior Jessica O’Neill-Lyublinsky (North Salem, N.Y.) – 20th

Sabre: Teodora Kakhiani (Tbilisi, Georgia) – 7th; Kathryn Charpin – 16th

The men will begin competition tomorrow at 9:30 a.m.

Live results can be accessed here: http://www.escrimeresults.com/NCAA/NCAA2016.html.

Fans can catch the semifinal and final bouts of the competition on ESPN3 or via the WatchESPN App. Highlights of the championships will air on ESPNU at 2:30 p.m. EST, on April 6.

Check back on GoPSUsports.com for results of this weekend’s collegiate fencing action. Penn State fans are encouraged to follow Penn State fencing via Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/pennstateFEN, on Penn State Fencing's Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/pennstatefencing and on Instagram at http://www.instagram.com/pennstateFEN.


 

 

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