One of Penn’s top female fencers, Jane Hall Carter, C’89, was a three-time All-America as a Quaker. During her rookie season, she was a first-team All-America while helping the Quakers to an undefeated season and the NCAA team championship.


With the foil as her weapon of choice, Carter went on to be named second-team All-America in 1988 and 1989, as well as All-Ivy League in 1986, 1988 and 1989. She was also the captain of the 1989 squad.


After Penn, Carter continued her fencing career as a member of the U.S. National Team. From 1990 until 1996 she competed internationally, and won a gold medal with the American team at the 1991 Pan-American Games. She also was a member of the 1990, 1991 and 1993 U.S. World Championships team and the 1989 World University Games team.


Today, Carter works in clinical research for MetaWorks, Inc. She remains active with fencing as a member of the Women’s Sports Foundation and the U.S. Fencing Association.


Carter and her husband (James) and their children (Elizabeth, 6, and Joseph, 3) live in Bedford, Mass. Jane’s sister-in-law, MaryEllen Carter, is a Wharton professor.