About The Club
The UMass fencing team has sent a representative to the Bay State Games every year since 1985. Members of the men's team went undefeated to win the inaugural Northeastern Fencing Conference Championships in 1992-1993, while the women finished second.
More recently, UMass sent a six-weapon team to compete in the first National Collegiate Club Fencing Championships. The Championships are the top intercollegiate competition for non-varsity (NCAA) teams. The men’s team emerged as 2003 national co-champion, tying with Northwestern with 95 victories in 123 bouts. The women’s team were national runners-up, only 2 victories behind host Florida, with 69 victories in 105 bouts. By virtue of these results (a combined 164 victories), UMass emerged as the top overall six-weapon team at the National Championships. In addition, UMass fencing produced a national champion men's foil squad, national champion women's Epee squad, national runner-up men's Epee squad, national runner-up men's sabre squad and twelve individual finalists.
Anna Degtyareva '15, the 2014 recipient of the Northeast Fencing Conference's Jason and Elif Sachs award, given to the fencer with the best record who started fencing in college