HOBOKEN, New Jersey (June 22, 2021) – Stevens Institute of Technology Fencing student-athlete Teny Odaimi was recognized for her exceptional work in the classroom and on the strips throughout her career and received the Eastern Women’s Fencing Conference (EWFC) Honorable Mention, the conference announced on Monday.
Corin Humphrey, the late Hunter College student, was named EWFC Woman of the Year Award Winner. Humphrey, a neuroendocrinologist from Brooklyn, New York, was supposed to take a leadership role as a sword competitor for the Hawks if a traditional season had been held, but she took her life last October amid mental health and internal struggles that through the worst public health crisis in a century.
Odaimi was assisted by six other student athletes, one from each member institution of the conference, to form the EWFC Women of the Year team. The team is designed to honor fencers who best combine the triple standards of success in athletics, excellent academic performance, and participation in extracurricular activities.
“Teny was a great member of the fencing team, whether it was her outstanding leadership, her will to win, or just having fun training and playing,” said head coach Linda Vollkommer-Lynch said. “We will miss her very much and wish her the best of luck in dentistry.”
As a four-year-old member of the Ducks’ epee squad, Odaimi hit an overall career record of 160-79 and finished the 2019-20 season 72-31. Her 160 career victories place her in the top 10 of all epee fencers in program history, although she did not have a last competitive season.
In the classroom, Odaimi achieved a career cumulative grade point average of 3.93 while majoring in Biomedical Engineering. The PhD student from Staten Island, NY, received her Masters from Stevens this spring.
While the EWFC didn’t hold a traditional season due to the coronavirus pandemic, the league decided to pick an overall winner and a Woman of the Year team to honor student athletes who continued to pursue their degrees in the 2020/21 academic year.
2020-21 EWFC Woman of the Year Team
Corin Humphrey – Hunter College (EPEE)
Julia Calventus Coveney – Wellesley College (EPEE)
Nicolletta Dinelli – Vassar College (SABER)
Emily Jones – Drew University (SABER & FOIL)
Shaina Morris-Pai – Johns Hopkins University (EPEE)
Teny Odaimi – Stevens Institute of Technology (EPEE)
Adina Passy – Yeshiva University (EPEE)
April Vargas – City College of New York (FOIL)
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