March 15, 2002
Stanford, Calif. - The NCAA Men's and Women's Fencing Committee announced today the field of 144 competitors who will participate in the 2002 National Collegiate Men's and Women's Fencing Championships.
Drew University will host the National Collegiate Men's and Women's Fencing Championships at the Simon Forum and Athletic Center in Madison, New Jersey, March 21-24, 2002.
The National Collegiate Men's and Women's Fencing Championships include individual events in each of the six weapons (women's foil, women's epee, women's sabre, men's foil, men's epee, men's sabre).
Fencers will compete in a round-robin of 24 fencers in five-touch bouts. After the round-robin, the top four fencers in each event will fence direct elimination 15-touch bouts for first, second, third and fourth place. Absolute ties for the seeding will be broken as follows: for positions one through three, by a coin toss, for position four, by a fence-off.
An institution's place finish in the championships will be based on points earned by each individual. A team will be awarded one point for each victory by its student-athletes for the duration of the championships.
Members of the Stanford Fencing team that were selected to participate in the championships:
St. John's University (New York) defeated six-time defending champion Pennsylvania State University to win the 2001 championship.