Gay Jacobsen D'Asaro
7 October 1954 |
Modesto, California, United States
She attended the University of California, Santa Barbara from 1972–74 and fenced as a member of the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos. She later transferred and fenced for San Jose State University in late the 1970s and early 1980s. She holds a record for two National Titles, and was a 1-rated Referee. She was inducted into the USFA Hall of Fame in 2004. As a child, she lived in Ripon, California, and later, lived in Ashland, Oregon, where she taught private fencing lessons. She was a student of coach Michael D'Asaro Sr., whom she later married. As of 2006, she no longer uses last name D'Asaro, and now goes by her married name: Gay (Jacobsen) MacLellan.
- 1973 "Under 20" National Champion
- 1973 World Championships
- 1974 U.S. Women's Foil National Champion
- 1975 NIWFA Pan American Team Member
- 1976 U.S. Olympic Team Foil Fencer
- 1978 U.S. Women's Foil Champion
- 1979 NIWFA Pan American Team Member (won Bronze medal)
- 1980 U.S. Olympic Team Foil Fencer
- Because of Jimmy Carter's ban on the 1980 Moscow Summer Olympic Games, D'Asaro and the rest of her Olympic Fencing team did not compete in the games.
- UC Santa Barbara Hall of Fame (Fencing 1972-74)
- 2001-2005 Appointed to USFA Fencing Officials Commission
- 2002 Olympian Procession at Oregon Sports Authority
- 2004 Inducted into USFA (United States Fencing Association) Hall of Fame
- A History of the Amateur Fencers League of America
- D'Asaro, G.K.J. 1983. A history of the Amateur Fencers League of America. Unpublished thesis, Ph.D. dissertation. (U860 .D37, San Jose State University)
- "Gay Jacobsen D'Asaro Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2011-04-16.