Birthplace: New York, N.Y.
Current residence: Matawan, N.J.
Education: Attended Penn State University (2008-12: Biology major)
Club: Manhattan Fencing Center
Coach: Yury Gelman
Current U.S. Ranking: No. 3
Current World Ranking: No. 39
Olympic Teams: 2016 (Bronze - Team)
Senior World Championship Teams: 2018, 2017, 2009
Pan American Championship Teams: 2018 (Gold - Team), 2017 (Gold - Team), 2016 (Gold - Team), 2009 (Gold - Team, Bronze - Individual)
Junior World Championship Teams: 2009, 2008 (Silver - Team)
Cadet World Championship Teams: 2007
Personal: After taking up fencing at the age of nine, Aksamit won team silver at the 2008 Junior World Championships as an 18 year old. The following year, she earned a team gold and an individual bronze medal at the Pan American Championships. From 2008-12, Aksamit attended Pennsylvania State University, majoring in kinesiology. During her fencing career as a Nittany Lion, she won two NCAA Team Championships and was the runner-up NCAA Champion in 2012. A three-time All-American, Aksamit finished with a 68-14 collegiate record. When her collegiate fencing career finished in 2012, Aksamit decided to commit her next four years to becoming a member of the 2016 Olympic Team. Aksamit had the best season of her career in 2015-16 to reach No. 4 in the nation for the first time since 2009 and qualify for Team USA. A replacement athlete in Rio, Aksamit did not fence in the individual event, but helped the U.S. Women’s Saber Team win its second bronze medal in Olympic history.