ACADEMIC INTEGRATION COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS

 
Alexandra Kiefer
Alexandra Kiefer
Year: Junior
Hometown: Lexington, Ky.
High School: Paul Laurence Dunbar
Position: Foil
Major: Human Evolutionary Biology
House Affiliation: Dunster

Junior (2012-13):
Team co-captain ... Placed sixth at NCAA Championships, earning All-America second team honors ...  Won 15 bouts at NCAAs ... Named Academic All-Ivy League ... Went 11-7 at Ivy League Round-Robins ... Won bronze medal at NCAA Regionals ... Placed second and earned a silver medal in the Foil event at the 2012 Garret Open hosted by Penn State ... Posted a 14-1 record in foil competition against NYU, Sacred Heart, Penn State, North Carolina and Vassar (Dec. 1) ... Went a perfect 3-0 while only allowing one touch against vs. Tufts ... Posted a 13-2 record at the St. John's Invitational ... Posted a perfect 9-0 record at Beanpot (Feb. 12).

Sophomore (2011-12):
Finished 11th at the NCAA championships and earned All-American honorable mention honors ... Named COOP Athlete of the Week Nov. 21 after winning gold at Garret Open ... Earned a gold medal in the foil competition at the Garret Open hosted by Penn State … Tied for third-place at the Ivy League Championships in New haven, Conn., going 13-5 … Named First Team All-Ivy … Tallied a silver medal at the NCAA Northeast Regional event held at Boston College.

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 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.