Leanne Singleton-Comfort

Leanne  Singleton-Comfort

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Marysville, CA

High School:
East Nicolaus

Event:
Saber

Notable: Is a sophomore academically but a junior in terms of fencing eligibility.

2016-17 (Freshman Academically/Sophomore competition): Posted 54-17 record to lead team in wins ... 2017 NCAA Regional/Western Fencing Conference Women's Saber Champion ... Placed 14th at NCAA's with 14-9 record ... Team MVP ... champion of women's saber at Nick Toth Invite ... finished eighth at October NAC in women's saber ... 37th at December NAC in women's Div. I saber ... 38th at January NAC in women's Div. I saber ... 13-2 at Duke Invite ... 27-6 at Northwestern Invite.

Before the Academy:

2015-16: Attended UC San Diego … All-America honoree after tying third at the National Collegiate Championships … was fifth place nationalist … All-Western Fencing Conference.

High School:  A 2015 graduate of East Nicolaus High School ... Won gold medals with the National Senior Team in Columbus, OH (Nov. 2013) and in Virginia Beach, VA (Jan. 2014) ... State champion women's saber fencer 2011 ... Won bronze medal at the Y14 Summer Nationals in 2011 ... Bay Cup Senior Women's Saber Series Champion 2010-11 ... Bay Cup Junior and Senior Women's Saber Series Champion 2014-15 ... Ranked fifth in the nation for cadets during 2011-12 ... Ranked ninth at 2012 Junior Olympics ... Finished 14th at Div. 1 Women's Saber Summer Nationals 2015 … competed for Sacramento Saber Fencing, coached by David Lee.

Personal:  Member of cadet squadron 2 … daughter of John and Teresa Steverson … has a younger sister … intends to major in behavioral science … future career plan is OSU or intel … Why I decided to come to the Academy: “I wanted to make a change in the world, challenge and better myself, and help  others as my country has helped me.” … hobbies are piano, woodworking, welding and painting … began fencing at age 12 … favorite role model is Mariel Zagunis … something most people don’t know about her is that her family owns 10 pygmy goats … most notable thing about her hometown is the agriculture … enjoys listening to alternative, popular, rock and classical music … favorite TV show is BBC Sherlock … favorite movie is The Sixth Sense … favorite class subject is French.

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