Gay Jacobsen D'Asaro
7 October 1954 |
Modesto, California, United States
She attended and fenced at the University of California at Santa Barbara from 1972–74 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 Unpublished thesis, Ph.D. dissertation.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.