Monica Aksamit

Brand Ambassador

After taking up fencing at the age of nine, Aksamit won team silver at the 2008 Junior World Championships as an 18 year old. The following year, she earned a team gold and an individual bronze medal at the Pan American Championships.

 

From 2008-12, Aksamit attended Pennsylvania State University, majoring in kinesiology. During her fencing career as a Nittany Lion, she won two NCAA Team Championships and was the runner-up NCAA Champion in 2012. A three-time All-American, Aksamit finished with a 68-14 collegiate record.

 

When her collegiate fencing career finished in 2012, Aksamit decided to commit her next four years to becoming a member of the 2016 Olympic Team. Aksamit had the best season of her career in 2015-16 to reach No. 4 in the nation for the first time since 2009 and qualify for Team USA.

 

A replacement athlete in Rio, Aksamit did not fence in the individual event, but helped the U.S. Women’s Saber Team win its second bronze medal in Olympic history.

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