Despite Penn’s long and distinguished sports history, few of its teams have claimed an NCAA championship trophy of its own.
The Quakers took one step toward validating their No. 3 position this past Saturday, defeating No. 9 Williams without dropping a single game, 9-0.
Historically, reaching the round of 16 at the Penn State Open, has been a strong predictor of qualification for the NCAA Championships.
Penn fencing has an advantage that no other varsity team at the school can boast — the men and women go head to head in practice.
Coach Rob Eiter has put together an incredibly challenging schedule, which will feature four of the top-10 finishers from last year’s NCAA Championships.
The victory over Dartmouth was Penn’s second on the season and lifted the Quakers into sole possession of sixth place in the league.