New Hope-Solebury High School Senior Hannah Mui’s extensive fencing history and training surely paid off as she committed to Brandeis University, part of the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC,) for fencing on April 14.
Hannah began fencing when she was seven years old at the Bucks County Academy of Fencing in Lambertville, NJ after her brother started, and she wanted to follow in his footsteps. Initially, Hannah didn’t take it too seriously, taking a break before picking the sport back up again in middle school when she started fencing competitively.
Sophomore year, Hannah began training at Premier Fencing Club in South Brunswick, NJ to further perfect her fencing ability. Here, Hannah trains with the best. Her coach is a former Olympic fencer for Egypt, Tamer Tahoun, who also fences foil, like Hannah. She has competed on the national level, qualifying to fence in the Junior Olympics, National Championship, and various North American Cups.
Brandeis University is located in Waltham, MA, and it struck Hannah’s attention because of its strong fencing team and NCAA status.
Academically, Mui plans to follow a five-year plan in the International Business School Scholars Program, earning a BA in business and an MA in international economics and finance after five years.
Hannah’s tremendous aptitude for fencing has led her to a successful future, in fencing and business alike.