Ohio State Celebrates 25th Anniversary of Big Ten Women's Championships - Spotlight on Women's Fencing

Go Buckeyes!
Go Buckeyes!

Go Buckeyes!

Dec. 12, 2006

Behind a dominating performance from the Ohio State women's squad, the Buckeyes won the 2004 national fencing championship for the program's first coed national title since Ohio State won the 1942 national championship when it was only a men's competition.

At the 2004 national championships the Buckeyes were led by twin sisters Hanna (third) and Metta (fifth) Thompson in foil, Louise Bond-Williams (third) and Marguerite Plekhanov (10th) in sabre and Kaela Brendler (seventh) and Alexandra Shklar (eighth) in epee.

Twice has the women's squad finished first in the Midwest Fencing Conference, the first coming the national championship year in 2004 and the other in 2006. Since 1997, the Buckeye women have placed in the Top 12 every year, including four straight Top 4 finishes.