Fencing

Mona Shaito

Class:
Graduated

Hometown:
Garland, Texas

High School:
Brighter Horizons Academy

Position:
Foil

Mona Shaito

2012-13 (Sophomore Season): Won bronze at the NCAA Championships in her second-consecutive appearance at the event, securing First Team All-American honors ... claimed third at the Midwest Regional ... secured the gold at the Midwest Conference Championship, earning First Team All-Midwest Conference ... led the women's foilists with 46 overall season wins ... member of the silver-winning women's foil squad at the U.S. Squad Championships ... OSU Scholar-Athlete.

2011-12 (Freshman Season): First Team All-American ... joined the team in January after finishing high school a semester early ... showed her talent in the regular season, finishing 45-2, including two perfect outings at the St. John's (N.Y.) Duals (15-0) and Northwestern Duals (21-0) ... tied for bronze at Midwest Fencing Conference championships before claiming gold at the Midwest Regional March 10 to earn a berth to the 2012 NCAA Championships ... continued her dominance at the NCAAs, posting an event-best 21 victories in the qualifying rounds to earn the top seed in the semifinals ... upset by fourth-seeded Luona Wang on Pennsylvania, 15-8, in the semifinals ... will compete for Lebanon at 2012 Olympic Games in London after finishing first at Asia and Oceania qualifier in Wakayama City, Japan, in April.

Personal: Daughter of Talal and Kim Shaito ... has five siblings: Zain, Mai, Malak, Manal and Samar ... brother Zain and sister Mai are members of the Ohio State fencing team, both competing in foil.

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