Camilla Rivano


Player profile

  • Year Fifth Year
  • Hometown Rapallo, Italy
  • Last School Liceo Linguistico G. Da Vigo

Ohio State Career

  • Three-time Second Team All-American
  • Two sixth-place finishes at NCAA Championships
  • Three-time NCAA qualifier, with three Top 5 finishes at regionals (including two silver medals)
  • Three-time MFC champion and First Team All-MFC
  • Three-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and two-time Academic All-Big Ten

Senior Season (2020-21)

  • 44-29 record on the year, leading foil squad in victories
  • Buckeye women were the CCFC team co-champions
  • Academic All-Big Ten honoree and an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete

Junior Season (2019-20)

  • Second Team All-American
  • First Team All-Midwest Region
  • NCAA qualifier
  • Finished second at NCAA Regionals for second straight year
  • Won MFC title and women claimed squad championship
  • First Team All-MFC
  • Finished fifth at Penn State Open
  • 45-9 during the regular season, including 10-2 mark at St. John’s Invitational, 11-4 record at Elite Invitational, 15-8 mark at Northwestern Duals and 9-3 record at Philadelphia Invitational
  • Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten selection

Sophomore Season (2018-19)

  • Second Team All-American
  • Sixth at NCAA Championships
  • Individual champion at MFC Championships, with squad winning overall team title
  • First Team All-MFC honoree
  • Placed second at NCAA Regionals
  • First on College Power Ranking
  • Ohio State Scholar-Athlete

Freshman Season (2017-18)

  • Placed sixth at NCAA Championships and earned Second Team All-America accolades
  • Individual champion at MFC Championships
  • Claimed first team all-conference accolades
  • Finished fifth at NCAA Regionals
  • Went 7-5 in Buckeye debut at St. John’s Invitational
  • Won 21 of 27 bouts and earned undefeated records in five rounds at Northwestern Duals

Prior to Ohio State

  • Top 4 on the U20 junior Italian ranking
  • Gold at U17 and U20 2012 Mediterranean Championships
  • Three-time gold medalist at U20 Junior World Cups
  • Three-time member of Italian National Team for European Championships (U17 & U20)
  • Three-time member of Italian National Team for World Championships (U17 & U20)
  • Gold medal at 2015 World Championships U20 team
  • Two-time member of  Italian National Team for U23 European Championships
  • Part of the travel team of senior Italian National Team for World Cups
  • Trained with Club Scherma Rapallo


  • Daughter of Mauro Rivano and Silvia Reali
  • Has a sister, Francesca
  • Hospitality management major and plans to pursue a master’s degree in the field
  • Enjoys traveling, playing other sports, shopping, hiking and eating
  • Got into fencing at age 10; her father brought her to a club to try it after playing many other sports
  • Greatest sports thrill was winning gold at the World Cup two years in a row (2014, 2015) in Germany and fencing for the Italian National Team