Kristen Ruscitelli

Epee

Player profile

  • Year Junior
  • Hometown Dayton, Ohio
  • Last School Oakwood High School

Ohio State Career

  • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar, Academic All-Big Ten, Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and USFCA Scholar of Distinction honoree

Sophomore Season (2020-21)

  • Did not compete for the Buckeyes
  • Earned Big Ten Distinguished Scholar, Academic All-Big Ten, Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and USFCA Scholar of Distinction awards

Freshman Season (2019-20)

  • Placed seventh at OSU Open and 15th at PSU Open
  • 30-22 in the regular season, including 14 wins at the OSU Open and 10 at the Elite Invitational, with six at the PSU Open

Prior to Ohio State

  • Fenced with the Hudson Centers for the Martial Arts for five years
  • Placed fifth in Div 2 NAC in 2015 and competed in multiple Div 1 events

Personal

  • Daughter of Deb and Tony
  • Double majoring in biology and psychology and plans to attend graduate school
  • Hopes to conduct own research after completing a PhD program
  • Enjoys knitting and cross stitching
  • Got into fencing because of her mother, who fenced non-competitively in college and suggested she try the sport
  • Danced for 12 years