Nov. 20, 2012
EVANSTON, Ill. -- Northwestern sophomores Courtney Dumas (Cleveland, Ohio/Hathaway Brown) of the fencing team and Ibraheim Campbell (Philadelphia, Pa./Chestnut Hill Academy) of the football team.
Last Monday, Dumas wrapped up the United States Fencing Association November North America Cup in Virginia Beach by claiming a bronze medal in the Junior women's epée competition. Dumas was undefeated in pool play before cruising through early rounds of the direct elimination portion of the day. She was narrowly defeated in the semifinals but earned her best finish of the fall. Later in the week, Dumas posted a perfect 12-0 record as the Wildcats hosted the NU Duals, out-touching her opponents by a cumulative margin of 59-14.
Campbell spearheaded a terrific defensive effort by the Wildcats in their 23-20 victory over Michigan State Saturday, racking up 11 total tackles on the afternoon. Campbell was directly responsible for two of the four turnovers caused by the NU defense, first hitting QB Andrew Maxwell on a blitz on a play that led to David Nwabuisi's interception return for a touchdown, and later forcing a fumble that was recovered by the 'Cats. He also recorded two pass breakups in the secondary.
This week's Community Outreach Athlete of the Week is sophomore Tina Umanskiy (Chicago, Ill./University of Chicago) of the fencing team. Umanskiy and several of her teammates attended Dewey Elementary's `Fitness Friday' event last week, teaching the children the rules of their sport and talking to them about the commitment to academics and athletics required of successful student-athletes.
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