Buckeyes make five appearances in medal rounds, most of any team
Falqui, Weiss and Chastanet earn automatic NCAA Championship bids
Highlights from the past week in Ohio State Athletics
Buckeyes earn five squad titles, three team titles
Ohio State claims 15 medals at first day of competition
- Finished 5th at 2017 NCAA Championships
Sophomore Season (2017-2018)
Finished first at the OSU Open… went undefeated at OSU Duals… earned 18 wins at the Elite Invitational Duals… earned 18 victories for the Buckeyes at the Elite Invitational Duals... led the women's sabre unit with 9 victories in 12 bouts at the St. John's Invitational... finished 22-5 and undefeated in five rounds at Northwestern Duals… earned the sabre title at MFC Championships and garnered First Team All-Conference honors… took first at the Midwest Regional qualifier to receive an automatic bid to the NCAA Championships… finished sixth at NCAA Championships.
Freshman Season (2016-2017)
Led the women's sabre unit with 21 points at OSU Duals ... earned a 9-6 record at both Elite Invitational Duals and St. John's Invitational ... earned a season-high 12 wins at Northwestern Duals ... totaled 47 wins in overall regular-season competition ... claimed first place in individual competition at MFC Championships ... helped the sabre unit to a first place finish in team competition at the event .. earned a second place finish at the NCAA Midwest Regional, qualifying for a first NCAA Championships appearance… finished 5th with a record of 10-5 in her NCAA Championship debut… Second Team All-American Honors
Prior to Ohio State
Fenced with Bergen Fencing Club for seven years.
Daughter of Bassam and Blana Merza ... one sister, Celina ... sister fenced for Ohio State in sabre and is currently a volunteer coach with the team ... goal is to fence in the Olympics and for the United States national team upon graduation ... hobbies include running, being with friends, relaxing and traveling to new places ... greatest sports thrill is winning a bout 15-14.