ACADEMIC INTEGRATION COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS

 
Michael Raynis
Michael Raynis
Year: Junior
Hometown: Chatsworth, Calif.
High School: Harvard-Westlake
Position: Epee
Major: Government
House Affiliation: Dunster

Junior (2012-13):
Team co-captain ... Received All-America honorable mention ... Won 13 bouts at NCAA Championships, finishing 11th ... Earned second-team All-Ivy League honors ... Went 9-5 at Ivy Round-Robins ... Placed eighth at NCAA Regionals ... Won gold in the Epee event at the Garret Open hosted by Penn State ... Posted a 13-1 record in his bouts against fencers from NYU, Sacred Heart, Penn State, North Carolina and Vassar to help Harvard get off to a 4-1 start in team competition (Dec. 1) ... Earned seven wins at the St. John's Invitational.

Sophomore (2011-12):
Participated in the epee competition at the Garret Open hosted by Penn State … Tallied a 6-7 record at the 2012 Ivy League championship … Placed second in the epee field at the NCAA Northeast Regional event held at Boston College … Earned qualification into the 2012 NCAA championships.

Freshman (2010-11):
Earned All-American honors ... Finished sixth with 14 victories and a +10 scoring index at the NCAA Fencing Championship ... Named first team All-Ivy League ... Tabbed a CollegeFencing360.com Primetime Performer (Feb. 14) ... COOP Student-Athlete of the Week (Feb. 14) ... Won silver with a second place finish at the Penn State Garret Open (Nov. 14) ... Finished second overall with a 13-2 record at the Ivy League Championship (Feb. 12-13) ... Posted a 7-2 mark at the Beanpot (Feb. 16) ... Earned bronze with a third place finish at the Northeast Regionals (March 13).

Before Harvard:
Ranked first in American Junior Epee (U19) in 2010 … Finished third at the Junior World Cup in Basel, Switzerland … Won the Division IA National Championship in 2007 … Placed second in the Division I National Championship in 2009 … Won the Junior North American Cup D in 2007 and Cup B in 2009 … Finished first at the Junior Olympics in the U16 cadet division … Harvard-Westlake Epee MVP in 2007 … National Merit Finalist … Has volunteered at the Children’s Hunger Fund for six years.