March 9, 2009
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - A seventh-place finish by Robin Shin at Sunday's NCAA Northeast Regional earned her a spot at the NCAA Fencing National Championship to be held at Penn State from March 19-22. She will be the first sabre competitor to make the trip since Caroline Purcell and Jennifer McKeehan represented the Engineers in 2002. The qualification also continues a family tradition of national appearances, as older sister Stephanie '10 finished 20th in epee last season while their father Robert '77 received a spot in the sabre field.
Fellow freshmen Molly Kozminsky and Lauren Chilton rounded out the sabre squad with rankings of 23rd and 28th. Stephanie Shin captured 14th place in epee, followed by Kirsten Hessler (31st) and Sophie Monahan (37th). Cordelia Link led the foil team with a 15th-place finish while Jenna Caldwell ranked 22nd and Lindley Graham came in 31st.