UCSD Fencing BIO
 Munira Gesner

AS A SENIOR IN 2013-14
Contributed to a 29-16 record in sabre at the Western Invitational (1/11) ... Helped the sabre squad upset #7 Northwestern at the Northwestern Invitational (2/02) ... Went undefeated in sabre at the South/South Duals (2/08) ... Finished with a 7th place showing at the NCAA West Regional (3/08).

AS A JUNIOR IN 2012-13
Started the season off with a 1st place finish as part of a podium sweep in the women's sabre at the Collegiate Open hosted by Caltech (10/28) ...  Finished in 9th out of 20 competitors for the senior women's saber at the 17th Annual Bladerunner Tournment hosted at UCSD (11/04) ...  Captured 1st place again in women's sabre at the IFCSC Individual Championships hosted by Pomona (2/10) ... Finished the season with a 3rd place finish in women's sabre at the NCAA West Regionals (3/9).

Along with Rose Forcier, one of only two UCSD fencers who advanced to NCAA Championships ... Earned Tritons' only win at NCAA Championships in Columbus, Ohio, defeating 2010-11 All-American Lian Osier of Notre Dame, 5-4, to finish 24th overall individually (3/22-3/23) ... Debuted with a third-place finish in sabre at the 16th Annual BladeRunner Tournament (10/29-10/30) ... Won the sabre title at the Collegiate Open, held at UC Irvine (11/6) ... Posted a remarkable 9-1 record during the Mega Duals at UC Santa Barbara (11/19) ... Earned a 12-4 record while helping the Tritons to a third-place team finish at the NCAA West Invitational (1/7-1/8) ... Placed 29th overall out of 86 entries in the junior women's sabre at the North American Cup, earning U-19 National Team points for her top-32 finish (1/13-1/16) ... Battled stiff competition, finishing with an 18-18 record at the Northwestern Invitational (2/4-2/5) ... Tied for third with Dipti Kanthilal in the IFCSC Individual Championships (2/11-2/12) ... Was part of first-place team title in her weapon at the IFCSC Final Duals (2/26) ... Earned second place at the NCAA West Regionals (3/10-3/11).

Took first place at the Collegiate Open in Los Angeles ... Competed in the Northwestern Invitational where she won all three of her bouts against Northwestern ... Had a 5-1 record at the UCSD Duals Tournament ... Finished in third at the NCAA West Regionals held in Colorado Springs, Colo.

A 2010 graduate of Ponderosa High School in Shingle Springs ... Part of Sacramento Fencing Club for four years in sabre.

Born May 16, 1992 in Sacramento ... Parents are Michael Gesner and Rasimah Sulaiman ... Her younger sister, Megan, is on the UCSD fencing team ... Fan of the Sacramento Kings and Rafael Nadal ... Favorite movie is GoodFellas ... Is a physiology & neuroscience major at Revelle College ... Spends her free time reading, watching movies and playing the piano ... Career goal is to graduate from medical school and begin volunteering with Doctors Without Borders.

Position: Sabre
Year: Senior
Hometown: Sacramento, CA
High School: Ponderosa HS
College: Revelle
Major: Physiology & Neuroscience
Experience: 3 Letters
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