Cara Santos


Player profile

  • Year Freshman
  • Hometown Grand Rapids, Mich.
  • Last School East Grand Rapids High School

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Instagram: @ra.ysa.san

Prior to Ohio State

  • Trained with Grand Rapids Advanced Fencing Academy in 2021-22
  • Competed at Junior Olympics
  • Summa Cum Laude
  • Nominated for a Congressional Art Competition for high school students
  • Selected for National Honor Society and Theatrical Excellence (international thespian society)
  • Also competed in gymnastics


  • Parents are Aileen Antonio and Ronel Santos
  • Two younger siblings, Carlos and Nina
  • Finance major and plans to pursue and MBA
  • Member of Fisher FIRST Early Arrival program and Humanities Scholars
  • Enjoys drawing, learning different languages, singing, baking, crocheting and traveling
  • On how she started fencing: “It was actually my younger brother that got me into fencing. He did it for around 6-7 years before I decided to do fence as well. Before, I would just attend his tournaments or volunteer at our club’s tournaments. I was exposed to it constantly, so before my senior year of high school I decided to give it a try and now I’m on the Ohio State team.”