Blais Belanger and Merza claim top prize for Ohio State fencing
Ohio State sent 30 fencers to battle in Cleveland tournament
Fighting Irish come out on top over the Scarlet and Grey
2013-14 (Freshman Season): Competed in the St. John's Invitational, NYU Invitational and Northwestern Duals...finished tied for third in the Midwest Fencing Conference Championships...earned a sixth place finish at Midwest Regionals...finished in fifth place at the Pan Am Junior Championships...OSU Scholar Athlete.
Prior to Ohio State: Division I Virginia NAC champion and Canadian Jr. National champion in 2012...won the 2013 Serbia World Cup...2013 Junior Pan American champion for individual and team...earned fourth place at Team World championships in 2013.
Personal: Daughter of Lise Graden and Kien Harvey...grandfather ran track at Michigan State...descendent of Vincent Van Gough...majoring in film studies...competed in karate and cross country in high school...goal is to be a firefighter and go to the Olympics...enjoys ultimate Frisbee, biking, hiking and drawing...greatest sports thrill was beating Russia to make the Top four at the 2012 World Championships as the anchor in overtime...part of the humanities Scholars Program.