Saanchi Kukadia
Saanchi Kukadia
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Manhasset, N.Y.
High School: Manhasset
Position: Epee
Major: Neuroscience

Sophomore (2018-19):
Concluded the season with a 60-36 record and a +61-touch differential… Recorded a 14th-place finish at NCAA Championships with a 12-11 mark… Sought 14 victories and accumulated a +18-touch differential at NCAA Regionals for a fifth-place finish…Tallied back-to-back sweeps against her competitors from Temple and Tufts (Dec. 2 & Dec. 4)... Notched five victories with a perfect score, 5-0… Propelled the Crimson to its best outcome since 2006 with a fourth-place finish at the NCAA Championships in Cleveland, Ohio.

First-year (2017-18):
Finished 18th at the NCAA Championships ... Earned All-America second team honors ... Clinched a first-place finish at the NCAA Regionals with a 17-6 mark at plus-26 ... Posted a 6-2 mark at the Beanpot Championship ... Earned a 10-8 record at the Ivy League Championships, posting a plus-nine touch differential ... Tallied a perfect 3-0 record against NYU with a team-high plus-11 touch differential ... Went 5-1 against Tufts and Wellesley with a plus-13 touch differential ... Recorded an 8-2 mark at the Tradition Tournament with a plus-21 touch differential ... Claimed bronze after tying for third at the Penn State Open, advancing to the semifinals of the direct elimination round. 

Before Harvard:
Captain and anchor all four years at Manhasset … Member of the Fencers Club Inc. since 2013 … All-County Athlete in 2014 … All-Long Island Athlete in 2014 … Nassau County Scholar-Athlete in 2014 … 2015 Cadet World Team member … Won the FC Grand Prix  series in 2015 and 2017 … New York Athletic Club HS Invitational Champion in 2015 … Senior Team Champion at Division 1 Nationals in 2016 … Finished in the top eight at the 2017 Junior World Cup in Burgos, Spain … AP Scholar with Distinction … Gold Honor Roll Member … Part of the Women’s Education Project in 2017 … Volunteered with the Khumbu Foundation in 2016-17.