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    Christa French
    Christa French

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Southlake, Texas

    High School:
    Carroll

    Height:
    5-9

    Weapon:
    Epée



    2009-10: Capped her impressive Northwestern career with a 94-30 mark in her senior campaign ... Won 341 career bouts as a Wildcat, which is the most in program history among epéeists ... Her .761 career winning percentage ranks seventh in Northwestern history ... Ends her career as a four-time All-American, garnering honorable mention honors by placing 10th at the NCAA Championships with a 13-10 record ... Placed third at the NCAA Midwest Regional at SPAC with an 8-3 mark ... Named a second team All-Midwest Conference selection following a fifth-place finish at the Midwest Conference Championships with a 9-1 record ... Her 94 victories on the year was a personal-best, finishing second among Wildcat fencers and tops among the epée squad ... Posted double-digit win totals in four tournaments on the year, including a 15-5 record at the NU Duals ... Finished 12-4 at the Philadelphia Invitational, followed by a 13-4 performance at the NYU Duals ... Closed the regular season with a 24-2 mark, compiling an 8-1 record at the Notre Dame Duals, a 7-0 record at the NU Duals and a 9-1 mark at the Midwest Conference Championships ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Named a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar for the 2009-10 academic year.

    2008-09: Continued to solidify her position as one of the top epeeists in the country, finishing 88-22 on the year ... Earned her third-straight second-team All-American honor after finishing seventh at the NCAA Championships with a 16-7 record ... Ranks sixth all-time among NU epéeists in victories with 247 ... Second-team All-Midwest Conference selection ... Her .763 winning percentage is sixth all-time in the program's history ... Finished fifth at the NCAA Midwest Regional after going 8-2 ... Posted a 10-1 record at the Midwest Conference Championships en route to a third-place finish ... Opened up the season with a 10-0 showing at the NU Duals and a 10-1 record at the Penn Invitational ... Finished 11-3 at the NYU Invitational ... Posted a 5-0 record at the Duke Duals, recording the 200th victory of her career ... Academic All-Big Ten.

    2007-08: Followed up on her impressive freshman campaign by posting a 77-26 record for the Wildcats, en route to being named a second-team All-American for the second-straight year ... One of four Wildcats to qualify for the NCAA Championships (3/14), placed 10th after finishing second at the NCAA Midwest Regional (3/2) with a 9-1 record ... Started off the year on a high note, going 10-0 at the NU Duals (11/3) ... Followed up that performance with a 15-3 record at the second installment of the NU Duals (2/3) ... Recorded her 100th-career victory at the Temple Invitational (1/13) ... Continued her impressive season with an 8-0 mark at the Notre Dame Duals (2/10) ... Went 6-2 at the Midwest Fencing Conference Championship (2/24), good enough for an 11th-place finish.

    2006-07: Made immediate impact on Wildcat team ... Earned second-team All-America honors with sixth-place finish at NCAA Championships in epée ... Went 15-8 at NCAA Championships ... Earned first-team All-Midwest Conference honors ... Was 9-1 at conference championships to finish third ... Posted 8-0 mark at first NU Duals (11/18) ... Went 3-0 against then No. 2 Columbia (1/28) ... Went 11-1 at UC San Diego Duals, including 3-0 victory over then No. 10 Stanford.

    High School: Traveled all over the world representing the United States in international fencing competitions ... Portugal, Germany, Budapest, Italy, Austria and Bulgaria ... Member of 2004 & 2005 US Cadet National teams ... Competed at 2004 & 2005 World Championships in Linz, Austria and Plovdiv, Bulgaria, respectively ... Also competed at Junior World Championships in Taebaek City, South Korea ... Ranked as high as third in Junior and sixth in senior epée on national level ... Finished first at Cadet Junior Olympics in 2005 in Arlington, Texas ... Sixth-place finish at Junior NAC in Albuquerque, N.M. ... Fifth at Junior NAC at 2005 Summer Nationals ... Fifth-place at Junior NAC in Overland Park, Kansas ... Third-place in 2005 Division I competition (Chattanooga, Tenn.) ... Second at Cadet NAC in Atlanta, Ga. ... Two-year National Honor Society member ... Two-year French National Honor Society member ... Four-year French Club member.

    Personal: Born Christa Millee French ... Daughter of Linda and Ted French ... Majoring in communication sciences and disorder ... Twin sister Kayley competes on Northwestern's fencing team.

    French's Career Record
    2009-10    94-30    (.758)
    2008-09    88-22    (.800)
    2007-08    77-26    (.748)
    2006-07    82-29    (.739)
    Total     341-107   (.761)