Catherine Pack ‘01
Champion Fencer Mastered Multiple Disciplines A versatile athlete who earned eight varsity letters in four different sports, Catherine Pack remains one of the best fencers in the history of the Pingry program. Twice named “Girls Fencer of the Year” by The Star-Ledger (2000 and 2001), she was the first girls sabre State Champion in New Jersey history (2001) and remains the first and only girls fencer to win back-to-back individual state championships in two different disciplines: foil (2000) and sabre (2001). Catherine earned First Team All-State honors three times---twice for foil (1999-2000) and once for sabre (2001)---and finished her senior season at Pingry undefeated with a perfect record of 76-0. In competitions around the world, Catherine brought home 14 international and national finalist medals and captained the U.S. Women’s Sabre Team, winning a silver medal at the 2000 Junior World Championships. During the 1999 season, she completed the rare double of winning gold medals at both the Junior National Championships (U-20) and the Cadet National Championships (U-17). Catherine continued her fencing career at Princeton University, earning four varsity letters and serving as a co-captain during her junior season. This two-time NCAA Finalist and two-time First Team All-Ivy League selection was also honored for her perseverance, sportsmanship, and outstanding service to her Princeton teammates.