2012-13: Collected nine wins and finished seventh at the NCAA Midwest Regional (3/9) ... Won eight bouts and finished tied for fifth at the Midwest Fencing Conference Championships (3/2) ... Added three victories at the Notre Dame Duals (2/23)...Collected five wins at the Duke Duals (2/10)...Picked up eight wins at the NU Duals (2/2-3)...Finished 10-6 at the NYU Invitational (1/27)... Took home a season-high 11 wins at the Philadelphia Invitational (1/26)... Picked up eight wins at the Western Invitational (Jan. 12) ... Collected two wins at the NU Duals (11/16).
2011-12: Was one of seven Wildcats to place in the Top 10 at the Burton Open, finishing seventh...Another strong showing allowed her to finish ninth at the Remenyik Open...Earned yet another top ten finish, placing 10th at the Garret Open...Had a perfect 12-0 record at the Western Invitational...Went 11-4 at the Philadelphia Invitational...Improved her mark to 11-3 the next day at the NYU Invitational...Improved to a 15-1 mark at the Notre Dame Duals...continues to win in style, posting a 14-2 record at the Northwestern Duals...earned her 200th career win at the second Northwestern Duals, while going 8-0... Was a perfect 10-0 on the way to a first place finish at the Midwest Conference Championships.
2010-11: Opened up the season with a second-place finish at the Burton Open ... Placed 10th at the Remenyik Open ... Finished fourth at the Penn State Open ... Placed fifth out of 145 competitors at the Junior North American Cup in her hometown of Milwaukee ... Posted a 9-3 mark in the dual meet opener at the UC San Diego West Invitational ... Posted 11-2 records at both the Temple Invitational and Notre Dame Duals ... Finished 12-5 at the Northwestern Duals, notching her 100th career victory in the process.
2009-10: One of the constants in the Wildcat lineup in the second half of the season ... Ended the year with a 51-13 overall record, the third-highest total among Northwestern epéeists ... Finished 6th at NCAA Midwest Regionals with a 6-5 record ... Earned honorable mention All-Midwest Conference after posting a 7-2 record en route to an 11th-place finish ... Went undefeated at both the Philadelphia Invitational and the NU Duals with a 10-0 record and 9-0 record, respectively ... Also won both bouts at the Notre Dame Duals.
High School: Attended Nicolet High School ... Member of Calibura Fencing Academy for five years ... Five year Wisconsin state champion ... 2006 Midwest Sectional Champion ... Member of the Maccabiah fencing team, which placed second in 2009 ... Placed 24th in the Division I NAC in 2008 ... Placed 17th in the Division I NAC IN 2008 ... Placed 17th at the Junior Olympics in 2007, Placed 32nd in the Division I NAC in 2007 ... Has been on 414 cadet, junior, and senior points lists ... Graduated with honors ... Named to honor roll and dean's list all four years.
Personal: Born Kate Elizabeth Cavanaugh ... Daughter of Mirta Sectzer ... Majoring in biological sciences.
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