Brandeis hosts 2016 NCAA Fencing Championships

Brandeis University will host the 2016 NCAA Men’s and Women’s Fencing Championships March 24-27.
In all, 144 student-athletes from 25 universities across Divisions I, II and III will represent their teams in separate events for women and men: foil, epee and saber.
The competition will take place at Gosman Sports and Convocation Center, which hosted the national championships in 1994, 1999 and 2004.
“It’s a great privilege for Brandeis to host the NCAAs and it shows that we’re well thought of in the college fencing community,” said Judges head coach Bill Shipman. “We’re glad to welcome the national fencing community to Brandeis.”
Fencers will compete in a round-robin competition of five-touch bouts. After the round robin, the top-four finishers in each weapon will fence in semifinal 15-touch bouts, with the winners fencing to determine first and second place, and the non-advancing fencers tying for third place.
An institution’s final placement in the championships is based on points earned by each individual. A team is awarded one point for each victory by its student-athletes for the duration of the championships.
The women’s events will take place on Thursday and Friday, while the men compete on Saturday and Sunday.
Admission is free for Brandeis students; others can purchase tickets at the door. Visit the Brandeis Athletics website for more information on tickets.

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