Hanamei Shao
Hanamei Shao
Height: 5'1"
Year: 2021
Hometown: Vandenberg AFB, Calif.
High School: Spring Valley (Columbia, S.C.)
Position: Sabre
Major: Psychology and Biology

2018-19: Finished the sophomore season with a 31-11 overall record...opened the season with a 3-0 round against Yeshiva at the LIU Post Invitational...scored 5-2 to help Wellesley to a 5-1 victory at the first Northeast Fencing Conference Meet of the season...lead the sabre squad to a 17-10 victory with 2-0 records against Tufts at Harvard...defeated Brandeis 3-0, helping the sabre squad achieve a 9-0 victory at the first meet of the season...posted 3-0 against Smith to guide the Blue to a 5-1 victory at the Northeast Fencing Conference Meet #3...advanced to individual championship rounds with a runner-up 6-1 performance in Pool C at the  2019 New England Intercollegiate Fencing Conference (NEIFC) Championships.

2017-2018: As a first-year, went 8-5 overall...posted a 1-0 win in Wellesley’s 23-4 win over Yeshiva on November 5...went 2-1 at the Vassar Invitational on November 12...posted a 5-2 finish at the Northeast Fencing Conference at Smith on February 10...had a 2-0 win over UMass in Wellesley’s 24-3 victory against UMass on February 10.

Before Wellesley: Attended Spring Valley High School...graduated in 2017...ran cross country and track and field for four years...earned varsity letters for three seasons...was captain of cross country team during senior season.

Personal: Daughter of Herb and Akiyo Shao...born in Redmond, Wash....grew up as a military brat...has one older sister...can ride a unicycle.