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Evelyn Terhune

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameEvelyn Florence•Terhune (-Fuller)
Used nameEvelyn•Terhune
Born21 July 1932 in Jersey City, New Jersey (USA)
Died8 June 1981 in Columbus, Ohio (USA)
Measurements165 cm / 52 kg
AffiliationsSalle Santelli, New York (USA)
NOC United States


Evelyn Terhune fenced for Salle Santelli. She attended Fairleigh Dickinson University, graduating in 1954, and coached at the school as head fencing coach from 1958-74, helping them win three National Intercollegiate Women’s Fencing Association championships in 1960, 1963, and 1969. Terhune worked for many years as director of development at Fairleigh Dickinson. She made the 1960 Olympic team by placing second at the 1960 Amateur Fencers League of America (AFLA) meet. She is a member of the Fairleigh Dickinson Athletic Hall of Fame.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1960 Summer Olympics Fencing USA Evelyn Terhune
Foil, Individual, Women (Olympic) 4 p5 r1/4
Foil, Team, Women (Olympic) United States 3 p4 r1/4