Notre Dame wins ninth national fencing crown Sunday in Indianapolis


INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - Notre Dame won its ninth national title at the NCAA Men's and Women's Fencing Championships Sunday at the Indiana Farmer's Coliseum at the State Fairgrounds.

The Fighting Irish out-pointed Ohio State 186-161.

Defending champion Columbia University-Barnard College finishing third with 152.

Notre Dame senior Lee Kiefer won her fourth individual national championship in women's foil, making her the first Notre Dame student-athlete to win four titles in one event.

The team national championship is awarded based on combined men's and women's points. Individual championships were awarded in all three disciplines to the following:

Individual Champions

  • Men's Sabre - Eli Dershwitz (Harvard)
  • Men's Foil - Andras Nemeth (St. John's)
  • Men's Epee - Cooper Schumacher (St. John's)
  • Women's Sabre - Francesca Russo (Notre Dame)
  • Women's Foil - Lee Kiefer (Notre Dame)
  • Women's Epee - Anna Van Brummen (Princeton)

Notre Dame and the Indiana Sports Corporation hosted - the first time the national collegiate fencing championship was held in Indianapolis.

(Information provided by Indiana Sports Corporation)