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Women shine at nationals

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Wendy Casey (BA '08) won silver over the summer at the Women's National Golden Gloves Tournament. It was her first fight in eight years. Photo: Douglas Levere

UB Boxing Club members Wendy Casey (BA ’08) and Kristen McMurtree fought in the Women’s National Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., in July. McMurtree, who attends D’Youville College in Buffalo, knocked out Kristell Massiotta of Florida to win the national title in the 112-pound Novice division. Casey, fighting for the first time in eight years, took silver in the 132-pound Elite class after being defeated by Rianna Rios of Colorado, who trains with the U.S. Army’s World Class Athlete Program.