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10 Blue Devils Tabbed to All-ACC Academic Team
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 05/02/2019
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DURHAM, N.C. – With the 2019 collegiate fencing season in the books, a combined 10 Duke fencers garnered spots on the All-ACC Academic Men’s and Women’s Fencing Teams, as announced by the conference office Thursday.

Duke had the most selections out of four ACC fencing schools and the most in program history since fencing returned as a league-sponsored sport.

Four Blue Devil men earned the honor and six women as seniors Kristen Coury and Rhiannon Harvey, juniors Eoin Gronningsater and Jonathan Schwartzman, sophomores Ping Ping Kitsiriboon, Brycen Rushing, Julia Gianneschi and Maria Papadopoulos and freshmen Huda Aldadah and Zoe Superville rounded out the list.

2019 marks the third-consecutive year Gronningsater and Harvey have picked up the academic accolade while it’s the second time for Coury, Gianneschi, Rushing and Schwartzman. Aldadah, Kitsiriboon, Papadopoulos and Superville collected the award for the first time in their careers.

Gronningsater is coming off a successful junior campaign where he became the first Blue Devil male foilist to capture back-to-back All-America accolades since Dorian Cohen in 2010-11. Joining Gronningsater on the national stage were Aldadah, Gianneschi, Kitsiriboon, Papadopoulos, Rushing and Superville.

Outside of NCAAs, Papadopoulos and Superville each garnered bronze medals at the 2019 ACC Championships in epee and foil, respectively.

To be eligible for the All-ACC Academic Teams, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.0 grade point average for both the previous semester and as a cumulative average during their academic career as undergraduate students. Athletic achievements during the most recent season also factored into the selection process.

The ACC Honor Roll, which recognizes all conference student-athletes with a grade point average of 3.0 for the current academic year, will be released in July.

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2018-19 ALL-ACC ACADEMIC MEN’S FENCING TEAM

Cameron Mayer

BC

Foil

Sr.

Finance

Spencer Kuldell

BC

Sabre

Fr.

Comp Science

Bolang Meng

BC

Sabre

Fr.

Economics

Eoin Gronningsater

Duke

Foil

Jr.

Political Science

Ping Ping Kitsiriboon

Duke

Saber

So.

Computer Science

Brycen Rushing

Duke

Foil

So.

Mechanical Engineering

Jonathan Schwartzman

Duke

Foil

Jr.

Biology / Philosophy

Matthew Garrelick

UNC-CH

 

Sr.

Statistics and Analytics

Daniel Mogilevsky

UNC-CH

 

So.

Business Administration

Beni Rabinowitz

UNC-CH

 

So.

Economics

Alessandro Contreras

Notre Dame

 

Fr.

Undeclared

Axel Kiefer

Notre Dame

Epee

Sr.

PreProfessional

 

2018-19 ALL-ACC ACADEMIC WOMEN’S FENCING TEAM

Gillian Lawlor

BC

S

So.

Elementary Ed/ AP PS/Hum Dev

Huda Aldadah

Duke

Epee

Fr.

Undeclared

Kristen Coury

Duke

Foil

Sr.

Public Policy

Julia Gianneschi

Duke

Foil

So.

Psychology

Rhiannon Harvey

Duke

Foil

Sr.

Biology

Maria Papadopoulos

Duke

Epee

So.

Environmental Sciences / Biology

Zoe Superville

Duke

Foil

Fr.

Undeclared

Jackie Litynski

UNC-CH

 

Jr.

Environmental Studies

Stefani Deschner

Notre Dame

 

So.

Preprofessional

Natalie Disher

Notre Dame

 

Jr.

Psychology, Theology

Miriam Grady

Notre Dame

 

Fr.

Science-Computing

Tara Hassett

Notre Dame

 

Sr.

Marketing, Design

Molly Hudson

Notre Dame

 

Sr.

Design

Elyssa Kleiner

Notre Dame

 

Sr.

Preprofessional 

Amanda Sirico

Notre Dame

 

Sr.

Design

 

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