Sixteen fencers sent to competition in Richmond, Va.
Winners will be revealed during annual Scholar-Athlete Dinner April 13
Ohio State set to compete in Evanston, Ill.
Ohio State fencing completes competition with ten top-10 finishes
Blais Belanger and Merza claim top prize for Ohio State fencing
2013-14 (Junior Season): Earned a ninth place finish at the 2014 NCAA Championship after a fifth place finish at Midwest Regionals...garnered a second place finish at Midwest Fencing Conference Championships...totaled 64 wins for the season...OSU Scholar Athlete.
2012-13 (Sophomore Season): Led the women's sabre Buckeyes with 47 regular season wins ... made her debut at the NCAA Championships, finishing 18th ... secured the gold medal at the Midwest Regional ... finished sixth at the Midwest Conference Championships, earning Second Team All-American status ... played a key role on the women's sabre squad that won the silver medal at the U.S. Squad Championships ... OSU Scholar-Athlete.
2011-12 (Freshman Season): Posted 25 wins in the regular season, proving to be a serviceable member of the women's sabre unit ... earned a season-high 10 wins at NYU Invitational Jan. 21 ... tied for third at the Midwest Fencing Conference championships ... finished fourth at Midwest Regional.
Prior to Ohio State: Member of US World Cup team from 2007-11 ... silver medalist at Youth Olympic Games in Singapore.
Personal: Daughter of Bassam and Blana Merza ... has one sibling, Sarah.
Buckeyes Prepare for NCAA Championships