Epée squad leads 'Cats with trio of top-16 placements
2013-14: Finished her last home dual by leading the epée squad with fourteen wins in seventeen bouts at NU Duals (2/1-2)... Captured ten wins at the Philadelphia Invitational (1/26)... Picked up ten wins at the NYU Invitational, leading the team in wins for epée (1/25)... Won nine of twelve bouts at the Western Invitational (1/10-11)... Started off her senior season with ten undefeated wins at NU Duals (11/2).
2012-13: Garnered second career All-America honor at NCAA Championships (3/23-24) ... Placed 12th in epée with 12 victories ... Collected nine wins and finished eighth at the NCAA Midwest Regional (3/9) ... Won the silver medal in epée at the Midwest Fencing Conference Championships (3/2) ... Picked up three victories at the Notre Dame Duals (2/23)...Led the epée squad with six wins at the Duke Duals (2/10)...Picked up 10 wins at the NYU Invitational (1/27)...Finished 14-0 at the Philadelphia Invitational (1/26)...Collected seven wins at the Western Invitational (1/12) ... Paced the epée squad with 13 wins at the NU Duals (11/16-17) ... Won a gold medal in open women's epée at the USFA Remenyik Open (11/3-4) ... Opened campaign with five wins at the October North American Cup in St. Louis (10/13-14).
2011-12: Started the season with a third-place finish at the Burton Open ... Went 14-6 at the Northwestern Duals ... Finished 7th at the Midwest Conference Championships, picking up eight wins.
2010-11: Opened her Northwestern career with a seventh-place finish in the mixed epée at the Burton Open ... Placed 15th at the Remenyik Open before capturing the silver medal at the Penn State Garrett Open ... Placed seventh out of 145 competitors at the Junior North American Cup ... Notched a 14th-place finish in the women's epée at the 2010 World Cup in Burgos, Spain ... Tied for third out of 151 competitors in the Junior Women's Epée at the USFA North American Cup ... Won 11 of 14 matches at her dual meet debut at the NYU Invitational ... Eclipsed 10 victories at the Northwestern Duals, finishing with a 14-4 mark.
High School: Member of Alliance Fencing Club for nine years ... Extensive amount of national and international competition ... National women's epée champion in 2010 ... Placed eighth at the Junior Women's Epée Cup in Helsinki, Finland ... Finished 2008-09 season among the top 32 in the Junior World rankings ... Remained in the top three of the Junior National point standings for the past four years ... Member of the U.S. travel team for the World Cup ... Captured the bronze medal in the Junior Women's Epée World Cup in Tauberbischofsheim, Germany ... Vice president of Russian club.
Personal: Born Dina Bazarbayeva in Almaty, Kazakhstan ... Daughter of Aidos Bazarbayeva and Sabina Chernis ... Both her father and mother were "master of sport" members of the Kazakhstan National Team ... Grandfather and grandmother were "master of sport" for the USSR National Team ... Chose Northwestern over Penn, Penn State, Ohio State and Cornell ... Club teammates with current Wildcat Karalina Collins ... Anticipated major is undecided.