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Jessica Russo
Jessica Russo

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Wayne, N.J.

Event:
Saber

Experience:
SR


04/03/2013

2012-2013 Penn State Fencing Season In Review

Nittany Lions finish NCAA Championships in third place with eight All-Americans

03/24/2013

Nittany Lions Finish Third at NCAA Championships

Penn State Fencers Claim Five Medals in Competition

03/24/2013

Nittany Lions Finish Third at NCAA Championships

Penn State Fencers Claim Five Medals in Competition

03/23/2013

Penn State Fencing in Third Place After Day Three of NCAA Championships

Three Nittany Lion Women Finish the Day Within the Top Ten of Their Events

03/23/2013

Penn State Fencing in Third Place After Day Three of NCAA Championships

Three Nittany Lion Women Finish the Day Within the Top Ten of Their Events

Career Statistics
YearW-LPct.
2009-1014-4.778
2010-110-0.000
2011-1228-20.583
2012-1351-23.689
Career93-47.664

All-American 2013

LION CAREER:

2012-13: While serving as a team captain this year, Russo compiled an impressive 51-23 record. She placed seventh at the Mid-Atlantic/South Regional to earn her first trip to the NCAA Championships. She earned her first All-American status at the Championships by winning 15 bouts and placing seventh. The redshirt junior had nine 3-0 performances that came against Sacred Heart, Vassar, Harvard (twice), Drew, UPenn, Haverford, Columbia, and St. John's. She also finished in 14th place at this year's Garret Open.

2011-12: Russo went 28-20 during her Junior campaign to qualify for the Mid-Atlantic/South Regional. At the regional, she claimed 13th place. She had 3-0 performances against NYU, Temple(1/28), Penn, and North Carolina(1/28). She also went 2-1 against North Carolina(1/21), Brandeis, St. John's, and Temple(2/25). She went 1-0 against Vassar. Russo placed 8th at the Garret Open, hosted by Penn State.

2010-11: Russo redshirted this season.

2009-10: Russo posted a 14-4 record in her first season of collegiate action. She also earned herself an alternate spot for the Mid Atlantic/ South Regionals.

HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL:
High school teammate of fellow incoming freshman Deanna Loffredo, Russo comes to Penn State from Wayne, N.J., and Wayne Valley High School. Russo was a three-time first team All-State selection and was featured in Sports Illustrated's Faces in the Crowd. She helped guide WVHS to two county titles and was the first junior in WVHS history to win a state title. Enrolled in the Liberal Arts program as a freshman, Russo is considering a biology major.

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