Helen Sakharova
Helen Sakharova
Height: 5-6
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Ridgewood, N.J.
High School: Bergen County Academies
Position: Epee
Events: Epee
Major: Computer Science and Molecular Biology
Top Finishes
The Big One Invitational 1st Place
- Nov. 4, 2017
- Nov. 7, 2015
New England Championship 1st Place
- Feb. 24, 2018
- March 4, 2017
- Feb. 20, 2016
NCAA Northeast Regional Championship 5th Place (March 11, 2018)
NCAA Championship 21st Place (March 23, 2018)

 

2017-18: CoSIDA Academic All-America At-Large Second Team … CoSIDA Academic All-District … NFC Women’s Fencer of the Year … NFC Epee All-Star First Team … overall record: 66-12 … NFC record: 35-1 … finished 21st at the NCAA Championship (3/23) … ranked fifth at the NCAA Northeast Regional Championship (3/11) … captured first place at the New England Championship (2/24) and The Big One Invitational (11/4). [INDIVIDUAL RESULTS]

2016-17: NCAA Elite 90 Award … CoSIDA Academic All-America At-Large Second Team … CoSIDA Academic All-District … NFC All-Star First Team … overall record: 59-17 … NFC record: 23-3 … finished 24th at the NCAA Championship (3/26) … ranked eighth at the NCAA Northeast Regional Championship (3/12) … captured first place at the New England Championship (3/4) … placed sixth at The Big One Invitational (11/5). [INDIVIDUAL RESULTS]

2015-16: NFC All-Star Second Team ... overall record: 45-14 ... NFC record: 19-5 ... placed 12th at the NCAA Northeast Regional Championship (3/13) ... captured first place at the New England Championship (2/20) and The Big One Invitational (11/7). [INDIVIDUAL RESULTS]

Off the Fencing Strip at MIT: Majoring in computer science and molecular biology with a minor in mathematics and a concentration in history ... was an intern at the Biomedical Neuroscience Institute in Santiago, Chile where she conducted data analysis for intra-axonal protein synthesis studies … conducting a UROP at the Weiss Lab for Synthetic Biology where she is studying computer-guided engineering of neuronal circuits … completed a UROP at the Picower Institute of Learning and Memory studying mechanisms of inhibitory synaptic changes … MIT Solar Electric Vehicle Team … 2017 Battlecode Newbie Tournament second-place finisher … instructor for Middle East Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow.

High School: A 2015 graduate of Bergen County Academies ... Honor Roll ... National Merit Scholarship ... Model UN ... Kite Club founder and president ... conducted surgical and microbiological research ... Ichthyological research internship at the American Museum of Natural History.

Club: Fencers Club ... fifth place cadet women’s epee (North American Cup, October 2013) ... sixth place junior women’s epee and seventh place cadet women’s epee (North American Cup, July 2013) ... 25th place Grenoble epee cadet (2013 European Cup).