STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – The Duke women’s duo of junior Rhiannon Harvey and freshman Julia Gianneschi concluded action today at the NCAA Fencing Championships on the campus of Penn State. Harvey placed just two spots shy of All-America status in 14th while Gianneschi rounded out her rookie campaign in 19th.
With the women’s events completed, the Blue Devils head into the men’s half of the championship in 14th place in the team standings with 18 points.
Notre Dame continues to lead the way with 95 points while Penn State (89), Columbia (86), Ohio State (76) and Princeton (60) round out the top five.
Harvey entered today’s final two rounds of pool play in women’s foil in 20th place, having only secured five victories yesterday. The Norfolk, Va., native reeled off six wins today to move up six spots on the leaderboard.
Gianneschi tallied one win in women’s foil during today’s competition and placed 19th overall.
With the women’s portion of the NCAA Championship finalized, the men will hit the strips Saturday and Sunday to round out the collegiate season. Representing Duke will be senior Pascual Di Tella, junior Bryn Hammarberg, sophomores Eoin Gronningsater and Agoston Walter and freshman Brycen Rushing.