Four Wildcats venture to San Antonio seeking team and individual success
2012-13: Became the fourth fencer in program history to achieve All-America status four times ... Graduated with 384 wins, the fourth most in program history ... Finished eighth with 13 victories at the NCAA Championships (3/23-24) ... Collected 12 wins and finished 7th at the NCAA Midwest Regional ... Collected a bronze medal at the Midwest Fencing Conference Championships (3/2) ... Notched five victories at the Notre Dame Duals (2/23) ... Collected six wins at the Duke Duals (2/10) ... Picked up a season high 14 wins at the NU Duals (2/2-3) ... Notched 7 wins at the NYU Invitational (1/27) ... Led the Foil Squad with a 12-1 record at the Philadelphia Invitational (1/26) ... Placed third at the USFA Remenyik Open ... Earned a gold medal at the season-opening USFA Burton Open.
2011-12: Began the season on a high note, winning the Burton Open...Continued to impress with a second place finish at the Remenyik Open...Qualified for the National Championships...Stayed in the top ten, placing ninth at the Garret Open...Went a perfect 13-0 at the Western Invitational...Continued her dominance at the Philadelphia Invitational and the NYU Invitational, posting marks of 12-1 and 13-3, respectively...Sarkisova is on a tear this season - continued her stretch with a 13-0 record at the Notre Dame Duals. Keeps winning: posted a 16-1 mark at the Northwestern Duals.
2010-11: Named the CollegeFencing360.com National Fencer of the Week on January 25 after posting a 28-3 combined record at the NYU and Philadelphia Invitationals, including a 13-2 mark against top-10 opponents and a 16-1 mark at the Philadelphia Invitational ... Placed 16th out of 109 competitors at the North American Cup ... Posted an eighth-place finish at the Remenyik Open ... Finished sixth out of 61 competitors at the Penn State Garrett Open ... Placed 15th out of 131 competitors at the Junior North American Cup ... Posted an 11-0 record in the UC San Diego West Invitational, notching her 100th career victory in the process ... Finished 11-1 at the Notre Dame Duals ... Led the foil squad with a 15-3 record at the Northwestern Duals.
2009-10: Emerged as one of the Wildcats' top fencers, posting a 98-19 record in her freshman campaign ... Became the first Northwestern foilist and fourth in program history to earn first team All-American honors after finishing third at the NCAA Championships with a 20-4 mark ... Nabbed first team All-Midwest Conference honors after finishing third at the Midwest Conference Championships with an 11-1 record ... Qualified for the NCAA Midwest Regional where she placed fifth with an 8-2 mark ... Her 98 victories led all Wildcat fencers on the year ... Posted double-digit win totals in six events, including a 10-0 mark at the Stanford Duals in her first collegiate meet ... Recorded 13 victories in both the Philadelphia Invitational (13-1) and the NYU Duals (13-5) ... Down 4-2, rallied to notch the match-winning decision against fourth-ranked Columbia, giving Laurie Schiller his 1,000th career victory ... Posted a combined 15-5 record at the two installments of the NU Duals ... Also went 8-1 at the Notre Dame Duals.
High School: Attended Forest Hills Central High School ... Member of the US travel team for world cups.... Placed in the top-32 in the Junior World Cups in Slovakia and Germany ... Was fifth and sixth at the Cadet World Cups in Hungary ... Medaled in various Cadet, Junior, and Senior NACS, and Junior Olympics and Summer Nationals ... Was an alternate for Junior and Cadet World Championships Teams ... Won the silver medal at the Junior World Cup in Italy in the women's team event ... Attended Grand Rapids Fencing Academy for seven years ... Model UN award winner ... Journalism award winner...Named to the honor roll all four years.
Personal: Born Dayana Sarkisova in Moscow, Russia ... Daughter of Mikhail and Angela Sarkisova ... Father is a former USSR Fencing Champion for the Ukrainian National Team ... Major is political science.