Mounica Paturu
Mounica Paturu
Height: 5-7
Year: So.
Hometown: Acton, Mass.
High School: West Windsor-Plainsboro North (N.J.)
Position: Epee
Major: Biology

2013-14: Overall record: 31-18...NFC record: 11-5...finished eighth at the New England Championship (2/22) after compiling a 9-4 mark in the "A" pool...ranked 14th at the NCAA Northeast Regional (3/9)...was fifth at The Big One Invitational (11/2)...swept Brandeis and Wellesley and posted 2-1 ledgers versus UMass and New Hampshire en route to an 11-5 total in the NFC season opener (11/16)...blanked Johns Hopkins and went 2-1 against Cornell, Brown, and Columbia that resulted in a 10-8 mark at the Brandeis Invitational (12/8)...produced a 10-5 ledger at the Eric Sollee Invitational (2/2) after blanking Hunter and NJIT, defeating Stevens by a 2-1 margin, and posting wins over NYU and Haverford...won all three bouts versus Brandeis and topped UNC, Duke, and Air Force, 2-1, to finish with a 9-4 total at the Duke Invitational (2/9).

2012-13: Overall record: 53-25...NFC record: 25-8...finished 23rd at the NCAA Championship (3/24)...captured the New England Championship (2/23) on the strength of a 10-5 performance in the "A" pool...was the runner-up at The Big One Invitational (11/3)...ranked sixth at the NCAA Northeast Regional (3/10)...in her NFC debut (11/17) she swept UMass and New Hampshire, went 2-1 against Wellesley, Brandeis, and Sacred Heart, and won her only bout with Boston University...at the Brandeis Invitational (12/2) she registered 2-1 outings against Johns Hopkins and Brown in addition to victories over St. John's, UNC, and Yale...blanked Smith, Vassar, and Brown, defeated both of her foes from Dartmouth, and picked up a win against Boston College in the final NFC competition of the season (1/26)...racked up a 15-3 ledger at the Eric Sollee Invitational (2/3) as she swept Hunter, Yeshiva, and Haverford in addition to registering 2-1 performances versus NYU, Penn, and Stevens...blanked Brandeis, went 2-1 against Boston College, and had a 1-2 outing versus Harvard at the Beanpot (2/12).

Off the Fencing Strip at MIT: Majoring in biology...studying cellular transportation via exosomes in the Weiss Lab...conducting research at the Koch Institute for Cancer Research in the Amon Lab on aneuploidy in tumor cells...executive member of the Global Poverty Initiative...Colleges Against Cancer executive member...MIT Mirchi.

High School: A 2012 graduate of West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North...captain of the epee squad...two-time all-state and team MVP...earned a pair of varsity letters...New Jersey District champion...gold medalist at the Division 2 Women's Epee (Virginia)...finished third in the Commonwealth Junior Championships (Jersey, United Kingdom) and the South Asian Games (Hyderabad, India)...ranked 70th at the Junior World Fencing Championship (Moscow, Russia)...also competed for the Medeo Fencing Club...Math Honor Society...Student Ambassador...special care nursery assistant at Princeton Medical Center...top attorney at Moot Court...Baron's Arts Award for Young Writers.