Emma Montgomery


Player profile

  • Year Graduate Student
  • Hometown Lewis Center, Ohio
  • Last School Ohio Virtual Academy

Ohio State Career

  • Earned degree in biochemistry in Spring 2020; working toward PhD in pharmaceutical sciences
  • Two-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten choice
  • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and USFCA Scholar of Distinction in 2021

Graduate Season (2020-21)

  • 21 wins on the year and competed in third-most matches on foil squad
  • Buckeye women were CCFC team co-champions
  • USFCA Scholar of Distinction, Big Ten Distinguished Scholar, Academic All-Big Ten choice and an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete

Senior Season (2019-20)

  • 23 wins in the regular season, including 12 at the OSU Duals
  • Posted four wins at the Detroit Mercy Invitational and Northwestern Duals and had three vs. Denison
  • Finished 30th at MFC Championships
  • Earned Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten accolades

Prior to Ohio State

  • Fenced with Genoa Christian Academy Fencing Club for four years
  • Also competed with Columbus Fencing & Fitness and Buckeye Fencing Club
  • Competed in junior women’s foil at the 2016 Junior Olympics


  • Daughter of Bill and Leah
  • Brother, Jadon, also fences for the Buckeyes and has two younger sisters, Kara and Ava
  • Earned bachelor’s degree in biochemistry cum laude in Spring 2020 (graduating before she turned 21)
  • Working toward her PhD in pharmaceutical sciences in the Division of Pharmaceutics & Pharmacology; plans to work in the pharmaceutical industry in research and development
  • Hobbies include singing, reading, attempting to cook and going on adventures with friends
  • Discovered fencing by deciding to take a fencing class as an elective at a local Christian school the spring of her seventh grade year. Shortly after, was hooked on the sport and continued to fence in their after school club. Moved on to Columbus Fencing & Fitness, the local fencing club, and began competing at a regional level before arriving at Ohio State and fencing with the club fencing team before joining the varsity team in the fall of 2019.