Three is the magic number.
Penn fencing coach Andy Ma has won his third consecutive Ivy League Coach of the Year award, this year winning the men’s and women’s Co-Coach of the Year. The previous two seasons, he was named Coach of the Year for the men’s side.
Ma is sharing the honor on the men's side with Harvard's Peter Brand and on the women's side with Cornell's Daria Schneider.
The award comes after another successful season for both of the Quakers’ fencing squads. The women’s team has compiled a 25-11 record, and won four duels against opponents ranked top-10 in the nation. The men’s team, with a record of 26-9, won a share of the Ivy title, its third consecutive conference championship.
Ma, in his ninth season at the helm for the Red and Blue, has led the men’s team to a top-3 Ivy finish in every season during his tenure. He has an overall record 358-130 between the men’s and women’s teams, and has consistently sent fencers to the NCAA Championships every year in March.
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