Karina Dyner


Player profile

  • Year Freshman
  • Hometown San José, Costa Rica
  • Last School Country Day School

Prior to Ohio State

  • Fenced with Club de Esgrima San José
  • Member of Costa Rican National Team
  • Earned Junior World Cup gold, silver and bronze medals
  • Cadet and Junior Pan American silver medalist
  • Junior Pan American bronze medalist
  • Four-time Central American Cadet gold medalist
  • Earned gold medal at Central American Senior competition and was a four-time member of Central American Senior gold medalist teams
  • Participated in Central American Games and Caribbean Games, as well as Youth Olympic Games and Pan American Games
  • Earned both gold and bronze at Italian Zone Tournament


  • Daughter of Lina Villa and Alejandro Dyner
  • Brother Daniel played volleyball at Carthage College
  • Plans to major in political science
  • Enjoys playing guitar and singing, playing volleyball and road trips
  • Friend introduced her to the sport of fencing
  • Started playing guitar and realizing she could sing because of a shoulder injury that needed surgery and forced her to stop fencing for several months; what began as a distraction for her spare time became a passion in her life