Several local GRAFA students have continued their fencing beyond high school and into college. In many cases these students are able to receive competitive fencing scholarships with big name college’s and universities based on the fencing skills they learned at GRAFA. GRAFA is proud to see it’s students continue their fencing as well as their education.
Dayana Sarkisova – Foil – Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Dayana Sarkisova was admitted to Northwestern University under early admission with full fencing scholarship to study Political Science and Business. Dayana fenced to All-America honors during all four of her seasons at Northwestern,2010-13 – highlighted by a trip to the medal round in her freshman season. She is first Northwestern foilist ever to earn first team All-America status. After the graduation, Dayana was hired by ESPN, and currently hold the position as an editor for ESPN Insider, with a focus on college basketball and professional hockey. She also serve as a social media producer for ESPN’s College GameDay Live.
Radmila Sarkisova – Foil – Notre Dame University, South Bend, IN
Radmila Sarkisova is a student at Notre Dame University on a fencing scholarship and studying pre-med. Radmila was a captain of 2012 Notre Dame Fencing Team. After the graduation, Radmila contnues her study in Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Suwanee, GA. She is currently doing her residency in Chicago metro area
Dan Vredenburg – Foil – University of Michigan
Project Manager at Nike in Portland, OR
Kayla Kelch – Foil – Northwestern University, Evanston, IL – Class Of 2013
Katherine Clark – Epee- Notre Dame University, South Bend, IN,
Michael Mauer – Foil – Cornell University – class of 2018
Michael is National College club foil 2017 National Champion. He graduated from Cornell in 2018 majoring in Computer Science ad Japanese
Justine Bunbury – Foil – Northwestern University-class of 2021
Michael Soukar – Foil – University of Michigan – class of 2021
Hallie Buterrer – Foil – University of Wisconsin – class of 2021
Ethan Kolderman – Foil – Michigan State University – class of 2022
Max DeBack – US Air Force Academy – class of 2023