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    Joanna Niklinska
    Joanna Niklinska

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Granger, Ind.

    High School:
    Penn

    Height:
    5-7

    Weapon:
    Epée



    2009-10: Wrapped up her Wildcat career with a 48-22 record ... Her 214 career victories ranks eighth all-time in program history among epéeists ... Ranks 20th all-time in Northwestern history in winning percentage (.699) ... Competed in eight tournaments for the Wildcats, led by an 8-3 record in the season-opening Stanford Duals ... Posted a combined 14-7 record at the NU Duals, including a 7-0 record at the February installment ... Went 7-1 at the Midwest Conference Championships, placing 10th and earning honorable mention All-Midwest Conference honors ... Posted a 4-4 record at the NCAA Midwest Regional, placing 13th.

    2008-09: One of the constants on the year for the epée team, finishing the season with a 54-26 record ... One of 12 Wildcats to qualify for the NCAA Midwest Regional, posting a 4-4 record en route to a 10th-place finish ... Earned runner-up honors at the Midwest Conference Championships, going 11-1 ... First-team All-Midwest Conference selection ... Tied with Sara Pecherek for 10th-place on the all-time wins list for epée with 166 ... Opened up the season by posting a perfect 9-0 record at the fall NU Duals ... Went 10-2 at the Penn Invitational ... Closed out the season by going 4-1 at the Duke Duals and 3-1 at the Notre Dame Duals.

    2007-08: Had a breakout season for Northwestern, compiling a 72-27 overall record ... Earned All-American honorable mention honors ... Was one of four Wildcats to qualify for the NCAA Championships (3/14), where she finished 12th with a 12-11 record ... Ran through the competition at the NU Duals (11/3), posting a perfect 11-0 record, then followed it up with a 9-2 performance at the Temple Invitational (1/13) ... Posted a 13-4 mark at the NU Duals (2/3) ... Went 14-2 over the space of the next two tournaments, going 6-1 at the Notre Dame Duals (2/10) and following up with an 8-1 performance at the Midwest Fencing Conference Championship (2/24) to finish in a tie for third ... Placed eighth at the NCAA Midwest Regional (3/2) after a 5-5 outing in which she recorded her 100th career victory.

    2006-07: Posted 8-0 record at first NU Duals (11/18) ... Went 3-0 against then No. 10 Stanford (2/3) ... Had a 6-1 mark at the Midwest Conference Championships and earned honorable mention All-Midwest Conference honors ... Finished NCAA Midwest Regional with 3-5 mark.

    High School: Attended Penn High School ... Member of the US travel team for World Cups ... Competed for eight years for Escrime du Lac Club, the top-ranked women's epée team in the Midwest ... National Honor Society student and member of student council ... Honor roll student.

    Personal: Born Barbara Joanna Niklinska ... Daughter of Barbara and Waldemar Niklinski ... Majoring in biological sciences.

    Niklinska's Career Record
    2009-10    48-22   (.686)
    2008-09    54-26   (.675)
    2007-08    72-27   (.727)
    2006-07    40-17   (.702)
    Total     214-92   (.699)