Indianapolis, Ind. (March 13) – For the second year in a row, junior Helen Sakharova (Ridgewood, N.J.) will represent the MIT women's fencing team at the NCAA Championship to be held March 22-25 at Penn State. She will once again be the lone Division III epee competitor in a field of 24 participants.
Sakharova, who finished 24th at last year's national championship, secured her spot by capturing fifth place at the NCAA Northeast Regional Championship held this past Sunday. Following a first-round bye, she won five of her six bouts in the second round, generated a 4-2 mark in the next rotation, and then produced a 7-4 total in the final group.