Gay Jacobsen D'Asaro

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Gay Jacobsen D'Asaro
Personal information
Born (1954-10-07) 7 October 1954 (age 62)
Modesto, California, United States
Sport Fencing

Gay Kristine Jacobsen D'Asaro (now Gay MacLellan) is an American Olympic foil fencer.[1]

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.


Academic work[edit]

  • 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 Unpublished thesis, Ph.D. dissertation.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)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Gay Jacobsen D'Asaro Olympic Results". Archived from the original on 2011-08-11. Retrieved 2011-04-16. 

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