Katarzyna Dabrowa

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position Assistant Coach

Katarzyna Dabrowa is in her first year as assistant coach for the Ohio State fencing program. Dabrowa, who is the youngest female assistant coach in NCAA Division I fencing, returns to her alma mater after competing for the Buckeyes from 2011-13. Dabrowa helped guided the Buckeyes to the 2012 NCAA championship as team co-captain and was the first Buckeye to win a NCAA title in women’s epee.

Dabrowa brings a list of impressive accolades as a former student-athlete at The Ohio State University:

  • 2012 NCAA champion in women’s epee
  • 2012 co-captain for national championship team
  • Three-time first team All-American from 2011-13
  • 2013 Big Ten Medal of Honor Finalist
  • Three-time Academic All-Big Ten selection

Dabrowa also gained experience on the international level, being a part of the Polish Senior National Team from 2006-12 after being a member of the Polish Junior National Team from 2003-06. Her international honors include:

  • Gold Medalist at U20 and U23 European Championships
  • Silver Medalist at U23 European Championships and U20 World Championships
  • Bronze Medalist at Cadet World Championships
  • Three-time participant of World University Games (2008-04)

Prior to her return to Columbus, Dabrowa served as program manager and epee fencing coach for Cannon Fencing Academy in Cincinnati from 2016-17. She also has experience in several different areas of collegiate athletics. Dabrowa spent time out west at Colorado State University as an academic athletic coordinator for the men’s basketball program and also worked in student-athlete development department as an external relations assistant from 2015-2016.

Dabrowa received her bachelor’s degree in psychology in 2013 and her master’s degree in sport management in 2015 from The Ohio State University. She has also worked in the student-athlete services and event management departments as a graduate associate following her collegiate fencing career.