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    Pair of 'Cats Garner All-America Honors At NCAA Championships

    NUSPORTSDOTCOM Dina Bazarbayeva garnered second-team All-America honors.
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    Dina Bazarbayeva garnered second-team All-America honors.
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    March 27, 2011

    2011 Complete Results

    COLUMBUS, Ohio-- Freshman epéeist Dina Bazarbayeva turned in an impressive performance, finishing 14-9 to place sixth and earn second-team All-America honors this past weekend at the 2011 NCAA Fencing Championships in Columbus, Ohio. As a team, the Wildcats recorded their 12th-consecutive top-10 performance, coming in eighth among women's teams.

    After posting a 9-5 record in the first day of round-robin competition, sophomore Dayana Sarkisova finished 14-9 overall record and held on to place 10th in the foil to snag honorable mention All-America accolades.

    Sophomore Chloe Grainger placed 21st in sabre (7-16), while junior Devynn Patterson (8-15) made her third NCAA appearance, finishing 20th in foil. Sophomore epéeist Kate Cavanaugh placed 19th (9-14) in her first trip to the NCAA Championships.

    With the individual results in the books, Northwestern tallied a total of 52 points (seven in sabre, 22 in foil and 22 in epée) to secure the eighth-place finish. The Wildcats finished 11 points back of conference rival Ohio State in seventh, while edging out Temple (39 pts.) and Penn (36 pts.) in the top-10.

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