ACADEMIC INTEGRATION COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS

 
Alexandra Kiefer
Alexandra Kiefer
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Lexington, Ky.
High School: Paul Laurence Dunbar
Position: Foil

Freshman (2010-11):
Won the NCAA Foil individual title with a 15-7 win over Princeton's Eve Levin in the gold medal match ... Garnered All-American honors at the NCAA Fencing Championship ... Boasted 18 victories and a +42 scoring index at the NCAA Championship ... Named first team All-Ivy League ... Tabbed a CollegeFencing360.com Primetime Performer Feb. 7 ... COOP Student-Athlete of the week Jan. 24 and March 28 ... Won gold with a first place finish at the Penn State Garret Open Nov. 14 ... Went undefeated with a 9-0 record at the MIT Eric Sollee Invitational Feb. 6 ... Finished second overall with a 15-3 record at the Ivy League Championship Feb. 12-13 ... Was a perfect 9-0 at the Beanpot Feb. 16 ... Earned gold with a first place finish at the Northeast Regionals March 13.

Before Harvard
Was 10th out of 89 fencers at the Division I North American Cup (NAC) – Virginia Beach in 2010 … Finished fifth at the Junior Olympics in 2010, while team took fifth … Placed 33rd at the Junior World Cup in 2010 …Finished second at the Division I NAC - San Jose in 2010 … Took sixth in at the Junior NAC in San Jose in 2010 … Was 45th at the Junior World Cup in Budapest in 2010 … Secured a 10th-place showing at the Junior NAC – Kansas City and 29th at the Division I NAC – Pittsburgh in 2009 …  Finished third in the junior division and fifth in Division I at the US Summer National Championships in 2009 … Member of the National, Spanish and  Honor Societies … Four-year member of the Beta club … Completed 360-hour research project at the University of Kentucky … Math Science Technology (Magnet program) … Received recognition for perfect ACT score in 2009 … Member of the recycling club … Father, Steven, a 1985 graduate of Duke, served as a captain for the fencing team.