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Camille Esnault
Esnault Garners All-America Honors in Women’s Epee
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 03/26/2017
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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Duke fencing squad finalized the 2017 campaign Sunday afternoon at the NCAA Fencing Championships in Indianapolis, Ind. Sophomore Camille Esnault secured All-America honors with a 12th-place finish in women’s epee.

Esnault helped the Blue Devils finish ninth in the team standings with 82 points. It was the third consecutive season Duke finished ninth as a school and its seventh top-10 finish in the past eight seasons.

Notre Dame claims the team title with 186 points, followed by Ohio State (161), Columbia/Barnard (152), Princeton (145) and Harvard (124) to round out the top five.

Esnault, who finished the first day of the women’s competition in 18th place with six victories, closed out the final day strong, winning five of her eight bouts. Esnault notched 12th place with 11 wins in her first NCAA Championship appearance.

Senior captain Julia Lee finished in 15th place in the women’s foil competition. Lee entered today’s competition in 21st and won four bouts today to jump six spots.

Freshman Lindsay Sapienza rounded out the Blue Devil women with a 22nd-place finish in women’s saber.

Select highlights from the NCAA Fencing Championships will be aired April 5 at 2:30 p.m. on ESPNU.

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