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    Sarkisova Named CollegeFencing360.com National Fencer of the Week

    NUSPORTSDOTCOM Sarkisova's 39 victories on the season is tied for tops among the Wildcats.
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    Sarkisova's 39 victories on the season is tied for tops among the Wildcats.
    NUSPORTSDOTCOM

    Jan. 26, 2011

    Official Release From CollegeFencing360.com

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- Northwestern sophomore foilist Dayana Sarkisova (Grand Rapids, Mich./Forest Hills Central) has been named the National Female Fencer of the Week by CollegeFencing360.com. Sarkisova, a first team All-American in 2010, posted a 28-3 record over the weekend, helping Northwestern to a 10-2 mark.

    Sarkisova posted a 14-2 mark at the NYU Invitational, including a perfect 3-0 record against top-ranked Notre Dame and sixth-ranked Columbia and was 2-1 against 10th-ranked Ohio State. The following day at the Philadelphia Invitational, Sarkisova was equally as effective, posting a 14-1 record, including a 2-1 mark against eighth-ranked Temple and a 3-0 record against ninth-ranked Penn.

    With her efforts over the weekend, Sarkisova upped her career record to 137-22, as her .862 winning percentage currently ranks tops all-time in program history. Sarkisova is tied for the team lead in victories this season (39) and her .929 winning percentage ranks second on the team. Sarkisova also notched her 100th career victory earlier this season at the UC San Diego West Invitational.

    She and the rest of the Wildcats head to South Bend, Ind., this weekend for the Notre Dame Duals on Saturday, January 29. The Wildcats then return home for the first installment of the Northwestern Duals on Saturday, Feb. 5, and Sunday, Feb. 6, at the Sports and Aquatic Center (SPAC).

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