Molly Sullivan Sliney is a former American foil fencer, now working as a motivational speaker and fencing instructor. Sliney was a member of the 1988 and 1992 United States Olympic fencing teams. She also won two gold medals in the 1987 and 1991 Pan American Games. While fencing for the University of Notre Dame, she was the NCAA Women's Foil Individual Champion in 1986 and 1988. At the time she was listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for winning two individual NCAA titles. Sliney also was U.S. National Champion in 1985. In 1987, she led the Notre Dame Women's Foil Team to an NCAA championship by posting a 10-0 record in the tournament. This was the first time the Fighting Irish had ever won an NCAA Women's title in any sport. She graduated with a 160-14 record, and Notre Dame named her 1980s Female Athlete of the Decade. Since retiring from competition in 1992, Sliney has been an active motivational speaker and fencing instructor.
About Molly Sullivan Sliney
Foil fencer who competed in the 1988 and 1992 Olympics. She became a motivational speaker and fencing coach after her playing days.
Molly Sullivan Sliney Before Fame
She was a two-time NCAA Individual Champion while competing for the University of Notre Dame.
Achievement of Molly Sullivan Sliney
She won three gold medals at the 1985 USFA National Championships: the team foil, individual foil, and U-20 individual foil.
Molly Sullivan Sliney Family Life
She married Keith Sliney during her career, and has two children with him.
Associations of Molly Sullivan Sliney
She is one of the many successful athletes to come from Notre Dame, including Manti Te'o.
Information related to Molly Sullivan Sliney
- American female fencers
- Olympic fencers of the United States
- Fencers at the 1992 Summer Olympics
- Fencers at the 1988 Summer Olympics
- American motivational speakers