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    Sam Nemecek
    Sam Nemecek

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Caledonia, Mich.

    High School:
    Caledonia

    Height:
    5-4

    Weapon:
    Foil



    2008-09: Solidified her place as arguably the greatest fencer in Wildcat history ... Posted a 103-17 record en route to being named a second-team All-American for the fourth-straight year ... Finished her career with 430 victories, the most in the program's history ... Her career .855 winning percentage is the second best in Northwestern history ... Recorded 100 or more wins for the fourth straight season ... Captured the Midwest Conference Foil Championship with a perfect 12-0 record ... Finished second at the NCAA Midwest Regional with a 9-1 record ... Placed sixth at the NCAA Championships, the highest finish of her career, after a 17-7 outing ... Closed out her career with a top-10 NCAA finish in each of her four seasons ... Opened up the year with a 9-0 performance at the NU Duals, then posted an 11-1 record at the Penn Invitational ... Eclipsed the 10-win mark in each of the next two tournaments, going 14-4 at the NYU Inviational and 18-2 at the winter installment of the NU Duals ... Closed out the season by going 5-1 at the Duke Duals and 8-1 at the Notre Dame Duals ... Surpassed Jessica Florendo as the program's all-time wins leader at the Midwest Conference Championship ... Northwestern's 2009 female recipient of the Big Ten Medal of Honor ... Academic All-Big Ten.

    2007-08: Continued to establish herself as one of the top fencers in Northwestern history as well as in the nation ... Eclipsed the 100-victory mark for the third-straight year, finishing with a 103-19 record ... Named a second-team All-American for the third-straight season ... Recorded 10 or more victories in seven of the eight meets she competed in for the Wildcats ... Won her first 30 duals of the year, posting a 16-0 record at the NU Duals (11/3) and followed it up with a 14-0 mark at the Temple Invitational (1/13) ... Tied a season high with 16 victories at the NYU Duals (1/26) ... Went 15-5 in the second installment of the NU Duals (2/3) ... Finished a combined 21-1 in the final two tournaments of the regular season, compiling an 11-0 record at the Notre Dame Duals (2/10) and went 10-1 at the Midwest Fencing Conference Championship (2/24), earning conference runner-up honors ... Placed fourth at the NCAA Midwest Regional (3/2) with a 6-4 record ... Capped off the season by finishing eighth at the NCAA Championships (3/14) with a 15-8 mark ... Finished her junior year seventh on the all-time wins list at Northwestern with 327, just the seventh fencer to eclipse the 300-win plateau ... Enters her senior season just 83 wins shy of Jessica Florendo's all-time school record of 410.

    2006-07: Arguably, one of the nation's top fencers ... Earned second-team All-America honors for second-straight year ... Was 13-10 at NCAA Championships to finish seventh ... Posted 9-2 mark at NCAA Regional to qualify for NCAA Championships ... Named first-team All-Midwest Fencing Conference after placing second with a 9-1 mark ... Ended regular season with a 20-4 mark against ranked opponents ... Started season 33-1, including an 18-0 mark at the first NU Duals (11/18) ... Only Wildcat to top the 100-win plateau, ending year with a 121-19 mark ... Competed at the 2007 Junior World Championships in Turkey.

    2005-06: Second-team All-America selection ... Named first-team All-Midwest Conference ... Ended season with 103-18 record ... Compiled record of 14-9 at NCAA Championships for an eighth-place finish ... Defeated teammate Jessica Florendo for NCAA Midwest Regional with 9-0 record ... Finished 10-1 at Midwest Conference Championships ... Began season with 18-0 record ... Was perfect 10-0 at NU Duals (11/19) and 12-0 at the Penn Duals (1/21) ... 8-2 record at NYU Duals (1/22) ... Went 25-1 at two-day Notre Dame Dual in South Bend, including 2-1 vs. Notre Dame ... Qualified for the 2006 Junior World Championship team.

    High School: Four-year letterwinner for West Michigan Fencing Academy in foil ... Also lettered in tennis ... Named 2005 West Michigan Female Athlete of the Year ... Competed on 2005 Senior World Championship team, which took place in Leifzig, Germany ... Finished sixth at 2005 World Cup in France ... 15th at World Cup in Slovakia ... Competed on 2005 Junior World Championship team in Linz, Austria ... Went to Plovdin, Bulgaria and competed at 2004 Cadet/Junior World Championship team ... Four-year student council representative ... Two-year National Honor Society member ... Member of Principals Cabinet ... Graduated eighth out of 274.

    Personal: Born Samantha Joan Nemecek ... Daughter of Michael and Barbara Nemecek ... Majoring in religion with a minor in environmental policy and culture.

    Nemecek's Career Record
    2008-09    103-17   (.858)
    2007-08    103-19   (.844)
    2006-07    121-19   (.864)
    2005-06    103-18   (.851)
    Total      430-73   (.855)