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About The Club
Introduced by Captain George Martin, fencing was first recognized as a sport club at the Massachusetts Agricultural College in 1917. Initially fifty-two men received instruction from Professor F.H. Andraud. In 1949, fencing was officially recognized as a Registered Student Organization (RSO) and the program was opened to women.

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

Contact Info
President Colin Morrisseau
colinm@umass.edu

General Contact
umfencingteam@gmail.com

Practice Schedule

Monday 7:30-10:00pm
Tuesday 7:45-10:00pm
Friday 6:45-9:45pm
Sunday 5:00-7:00pm

Recreation Center 118

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Club Website

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

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