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UNC's Gill Litynski Claims
First-ever
ACC Women's Fencing Sabre
Crown
Her championship bout victory, 15-6
over Notre Dame’s Claudia Kulmacz,
provided a fitting finale for UNC, which
hosted the return of the ACC Fencing
Championship after a 34-year hiatus.
From GoHeels.com:
Div 1A GOLD for Gill Litynski
2016 National Championships - Dallas
USA Fencing:
Our first champion has been crowned in
DIV I Summer Nationals!
Gillian Litynski, RN, BSN, won 8th! Now on to the PhD!
World University Games in Korea:
Gill Litynski Women's Sabre Individual ~ 32nd place
UNC's Bernstein Receives
Prestigious NCAA Scholarship
Release: 07/13/2016

Jake Bernstein, who graduated from North
Carolina in May, has been awarded an NCAA
Postgraduate Scholarship. He is among 48
men and women from winter sports honored
and the only student from an Atlantic Coast
Conference school. The award is worth
$7,500, to be used toward graduate studies.

Bernstein, from St. Louis, Mo., majored in
computer science and was a four-year
member of the men’s fencing team.

Three Fencers Earn All-ACC Academic Honors
Release: 04/28/2016

Three North Carolina fencers have been named to the 2016 All-Atlantic Coast Conference
Academic Team, as announced by the conference. Freshman
Matthew Garrelick and
sophomore
Matthew Shlimak were named to the men’s team and sophomore Meredith
Bozentka
was named to the women’s team. All three earned the honor for the first time.

Garrelick, who is from Cedar Grove, N.J., fences sabre for the Tar Heels and is majoring in
mathematical decision sciences. He reached the 2016 NCAA Championships and finished 22nd
overall.

Shlimak, from Houston, Texas, fences epee and is majoring in economics. He was UNC’s top
individual finisher at ACC Championships, placing third.

Bozentka, from Philadelphia, Pa., fences sabre and is majoring in biology. She qualified for the
NCAA Championships this season for the first time and finished 11th overall.
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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Carly Wooten, a senior on the North Carolina
fencing team, was announced Saturday afternoon as the recipient of the
2016 Wells Fargo Postgraduate Scholarship, a $10,000 grant presented
annually to a UNC senior student-athlete who is attending graduate
school. The Wells Fargo announcement was part of the Rams Club’s
Endowed Scholarship Lunch, held at the Carolina Club.

Wooten, from Welcome, N.C., is set to enroll at the Wake Forest Master
of Arts in Management program this fall.

“Carly really stands out as a very well-rounded and incredibly
accomplished young woman and someone to whom we couldn’t be
prouder to give the Wells Fargo Postgraduate Scholarship,” said Nicholas
Carey, Vice President of Sponsorships at Wells Fargo.

Wooten, who will graduate from UNC in May, is working toward a double
major in psychology and studio art. She carries a 3.93 grade point
average and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa honorary society last fall.
In addition, she has taught art lessons at Wake Forest Baptist Medical
Center as an intern with the Arts for Life program.

Three Tar Heels Inducted Into Phi Beta Kappa
Release: 12/28/2015

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – North Carolina student-athletes Jake
Bernstein, Houston Summers and Carly Wooten were inducted into
Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s most prestigious honors society,
during the fall of 2015. They were among 144 UNC students
honored in a ceremony on Nov. 9.

Bernstein, a senior who is a member of the men’s fencing team, is
from St. Louis, Mo., and is majoring in computer science.

Wooten, a senior who is a member of the women’s fencing team, is
from Welcome, N.C., and is majoring in studio art and psychology.
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"Lalezarian, a junior from Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y., will be at the fencing venue. No Tar Heel alums
are competing, but Lalezarian has competed against several of the fencers who will be there.
“Attending the Olympics in Rio as a student journalist with UNC is a tremendous honor; I'm still kind
of in shock,” she said. “I've been fencing for 10 years, nearly half my life, but never imagined going
to the Olympics. Of course I won't be competing in the Games, but I'm just as excited to cheer on
Team USA from the sidelines. While fencing is a growing sport, it still remains a small and tightly knit
community. I have practiced and looked up to the many of the fencers representing team USA,
especially those in women's foil, so I'm especially excited to watch them compete and go for gold.“
2016  - 17 Guide for the
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Tar Heel Fencer Will Gain Journalism
Experience At Olympics
Inducted into Phi Beta Kappa honorary society!
Ezra Baeli-Wang (Hillsborough, N.J.), a senior on
the men’s fencing team who is working toward a
double major in Asian studies and peace, war and
defense and a minor in creative writing. He is a
team captain and also serves as co-president of
UNC’s Student-Athlete Advisory Council.
Two members of the women’s team medaled on Saturday. Junior
Meredith Bozentka had the headline performance of the day,
winning women’s sabre. Freshman
Carlexa Fevry tied for third in foil,
a weapon in which UNC had three competitors in the top six. After
Fevry, senior
Gabrielle D’Astoli placed fifth and sophomore Sydney
Persing
sixth. Also in the top 16 were freshman Wei Chee Chen (14)
and sophomore
Alicia Chen (16).

In men’s competition on Sunday, another Carolina fencer medaled
with senior
Michael Gopman Slonim tying for third in epee. Not far
behind him was freshman
Jacob Henkels in seventh. Due to injuries
and academic conflicts they were the only two Tar Heels in the event.
Fevry Leads Tar Heel Women At
Garrett Penn State Open
Freshman Carlexa Fevry led UNC Saturday as the
Carolina women’s fencing team competed at the
Garrett Penn State Open in University Park, Pa.
Fevry’s fifth place finish in the women’s foil field of
42 was the Tar Heels’ best of the day.
Philadelphia Invitational 2015
AKA the 'clipboard' meet.

1400th winning bout
was won by
Sarah Hanvy