2009-10: Foil squad captain ... Competed in three tournaments her senior year, posting a 19-5 record ... Opened the year with a 9-0 performance at the Stanford Duals ... Went 5-3 at the Philadelphia Invitational and 6-2 at the NU Duals ... Finishes her career ranked 18th in victories among Northwestern foilists (179) ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Named a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar for the 2009-10 academic year.
2008-09: Posted a 43-27 on the season and was one of 12 Wildcats to qualify for the NCAA Midwest Regionals, finishing eighth with a 3-7 record ... One of the regular NU starters in the foil, started off the year with a 6-0 record at the NU Duals and followed it up by going 8-3 at the Penn Invitational ... Came on strong at the end of the season, going 6-0 at the Notre Dame Duals and followed it up with a 9-1 record at the Midwest Conference Championships, good enough for an eighth-place finish and second-team all-conference honors ... Academic All-Big Ten.
2007-08: Continued to be a solid competitor for Northwestern, compiling a 57-29 record ... Started off the season with a 9-1 performance at the NU Duals (11/3) ... Went 11-7 at the NU Duals (2/3) ... Helped lead the Wildcats to a perfect 7-0 day at the Notre Dame Duals (2/10) by going 10-0 on the day and notching her 100th-career victory ... Placed eighth at the Midwest Conference Championship (2/24) after going 7-2 on the day, qualifying for NCAA Regionals ... Finished eighth at the NCAA Midwest Regional (3/2).
2006-07: Solid addition to the Wildcat line-up as a first-year participant ... Named second-team All-Midwest Conference with 7-2 mark an annual championship ... Started season 20-0 ... Had second highest winning percentage on the team (.833) ... Overall record at home this season was an impressive 22-1 ... Had 6-5 record at NCAA Midwest Regional (3/10).
High School: Traveled the world competing in international fencing competitions ... Ranked as high as 163rd in the world during high school career ... Competed at Cadet Women's Foil Esplanade-Cup in Jena, Germany in 2005 (43rd-place finish), Junior World Cup in Louisville, Ky. in 2003-04 (20th-place finish/49th-place finish) and the Cadet Women's Foil Cup der Sparkasse in Tauberbischofsheim, Germany in 2004 (63rd-place finish) ... In national competitions in 2005, Baskies placed 28th at the Foil Junior Olympics in Arlington, Texas, 33rd at Senior (Division I) Foil North American Cup in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and was ranked 11th in Cadet Foil ... In 2004, finished ninth at Division II Women's Foil Summer Nationals in Charlotte, N.C. and 10th at Cadet Women's Foil Summer Nationals, also in Charlotte, N.C. ... Placed 12th at Division II Women's Foil North American Cup in Atlanta, Ga., and 21st in Cadet Women's Foil North American Cup in Atlanta, Ga. ... In 2003, placed fifth at Division II Women's Foil North American Cup in Overland Park, Kan. ... Awarded Boston University Academy Faculty Award for Outstanding School Service ... National Honor Merit Commended Student recipient ... Three-time Boston University Academy Admissions Award winner ... Silver Medal winner and Maxima Cum Laude in the National Latin II Exam.
Personal: Born Meredith Straus Baskies ... Daughter of Dr. Robert Baskies and Mrs. Jage Baskies ... Majoring in communication studies.
Baskies' Career Record
2009-10 19-5 (.792)
2008-09 43-27 (.614)
2007-08 57-29 (.663)
2006-07 60-12 (.833)
Total 179-73 (.710)