DURHAM, N.C. -
Three-time NCAA Champion Becca Ward was named to the Capital One Academic All-District
III Women's At-Large Team, as announced on Friday by the College Sports
Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
It is the second straight Academic All-District III
selection for Ward, a senior who posted a 3.52 grade point average as a public
policy major and is a three-time member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll. Ward
won the NCAA Women's Saber Championship in 2009, 2011 and 2012, becoming the
first Duke student-athlete in school history to win three individual NCAA
A native of Portland, Ore., Ward finished her four-year Duke
career with a 272-7 (.975) record and four straight trips to the NCAA
Championship bout. Ward was also named Duke's Female Student-Athlete of the
During her four years in Durham, Ward took the Duke fencing
program to new heights. She led the team to a 10th-place NCAA finish
in 2010, ninth place in 2011 and ninth place again in 2012 for the program's
first top-10 finishes. Additionally, the Duke women's fencing team set school
wins records during her final three years and cracked the USFCA Coaches Poll
Top-10 this season.
Along with Ward, Duke men's lacrosse player CJ Costabile, men's
fencer Anthony Lin and women's diver Jessica Lyden were also named to the
Capital One Academic All-District III Team. All four are now eligible for Academic
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