Melissa Du
Melissa Du
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Short Hills, N.J.
High School: Millburn HS
Position: Foil
Major: Undeclared
House Affiliation: Quincy

First-year (2018-19):
Registered a 20-26 record for the 2018-19 season…Picked up a perfect, 5-0, score on four occasions…Tabbed a season-high +12-touches against her opponents from Sacred Heart (Dec. 2)… Aided the Crimson women to its 13th straight Beanpot title (Feb. 13).

Before Harvard:
Member of the varsity fencing team for four years at Millburn … Elected captain for the 2017-18 season … Wendy’s High School Heisman School winner and state finalist in 2017-18… Named the Men of Essex Scholar Athlete in 2018 … Tabbed to the NJSIAA High School Fencing first team All-State from 2016-18, third team All-State in 2015-16 and second team All-State in 2014-15 … Received the All-Conference Award, first-team in 2016-17 … Placed fifth at the High School individual State Championships in 2018 … Placed third in foil at the Squad State Championships in 2017 … Placed first in the District 3 Foil Squad Championships in 2016, 2017 and 2018 … Placed second at the Santelli Girls Foil Championships in 2018 … Placed fourth at the High School Individual State Championships in 2017 and 2016 … Placed first at the District 3 Foil Squad Championships in 2016 and 2017 … Received the Essex County Scholastic award … AP Scholar with Distinction … USA Fencing All-Academic first team in 2015-18 … Class Valedictorian … Volunteer for Habitat for Humanity.