Pascual Di Tella

2015: Capped his first season at Duke with All-America honors after placing fifth in men’s saber with a 16-7 record and a +23 touch differential at the NCAA Fencing Championships … his fifth-place performance was the second-highest finish by a freshmen in Duke men’s fencing history, trailing only Duke Athletics Hall of Fame member Matt Andresen’s fourth-place finish in 1989 … it was also the highest placing by any Duke freshman since women’s saber Becca Ward won the national title in 2009 … finished seventh at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic/South Regional … captured the bronze medal at the ACC Championships with a 12-3 record in pool play and a 15-11 victory in the third-place bout … logged a 35-13 record during the regular season … had a winning record at each of the four meets he competed … notched a season-best 11 wins to just four losses at the Eric Sollee Invitational … opened the season with a 9-6 mark at the Western Invitational … went 7-2 at the Philadelphia Invitational … finished 8-1 during the team portion of the ACC Championships.

Prep: Member of the Argentine National Team, fencing with the cadet and senior national teams ... recorded first-place finishes in numerous Argentine national competitions at the cadet, junior and senior levels … placed third in the 2013 Phoenix Junior World Cup ... placed sixth in the 2012 event ... won the 2013 South American Junior Championship and the 2012 South American Cadet Championship.

Personal: The son of Rafael Matias Di Tella and Astrid Maria Steverlynck … born Sept. 16, 1995 in Buenos Aires, Argentina … has one sister, Clara Isabel Maria de las Mercedes, and two brothers, Blas Reinaldo Manuel and Ulises Rolando Javier … his sister, Clara, has fenced for Argentina since 2009 and placed third in the 2013 Junior World Championships … father, Rafael, fenced for Argentina in the 1988 and 1992 Summer Olympics … mother, Astrid Maria, represented Argentina in the 1990 and 1994 Winter Olympics as a skier.

CAREER STATS

YEAR  RECORD   WIN %   ACC   REGIONAL   NCAA 
2015 35-13 .729 3rd 7th 5th
TOTAL  35-13 .729