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Princeton Fencer Ashley Tsue ’17 Named to First-Team All-Ivy

Uncategorized- - By Kirsten Arentzen, Undergraduate Administrator

Foil Ashley Tsue ’17 was named to the First-Team All-Ivy at the Ivy League Round-Robins held at Cornell University on Sunday, February 10. Tsue, a chemistry major, is currently completing her spring research with Professor Gregory D. Scholes. 

Ashley Tsue ’17

An interest in swords and sabers started at an early age when backyard play was influenced by the ever popular Star Wars movies and the debut of the  Lord of the Rings series. An avid athlete, Tsue pursued soccer and other sports until the age of five when she made the decision to devote all of her energy to fencing. Trained at the Heartland Fencing Academy, her interest grew into a passion for the sport and a love of intense competition. Her drive for excellence in her chosen sport continues as a member of the University’s women’s fencing team.

In related news, for the fifth time the women’s and men’s fencing teams captured Ivy League titles in the same season at the Cornell event. With each having perfect second days at the Ivy League Round-Robins, the Tiger men and women added 2016 to a series of equal successes in  2000, 2001, 2010, and 2012 when Princeton laid claim to Ivy championships on both sides. In addition to Tsue’s recognition, Princeton épées Audrey Abend, Charlene Liu, and Isabel Ford, and sabers Sage Palmedo and Gracie Stone were named fellow first-teamers.

2015-2016 Princeton University Women’s Fencing Team (Tsue: second row, second from the left)