March 18, 2010

Pitt, Oliver and Buxton Qualified for Nationals

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Yale will send three representatives to the 21st NCAA Fencing Championships: sophomore foilist Katharine Pitt, freshman saberist Madeline Oliver and freshman epeeist Madeline Buxton. Harvard will host the competition on Mar. 25-26.

Competitors for the National Championship are determined based on fencers' performances during the Regional Championships and throughout the regular season. If a fencer places high enough in her respective tournament in the Regional Championships, then she earns an automatic bid for the National Championship. If a she does not receive an automatic bid, then she is still eligible to receive an at-large bid from the NCAA Fencing Committee, provided that she placed in the top-12 in her tournament.

Two Bulldogs qualified automatically based on their performance at the NCAA Northeast Regional Championship: Pitt and Oliver. In the foil tournament, Pitt took fifth. Oliver took sixth in sabre.

Buxton, who finished tenth in the saber tournament, received an at-large bid from the NCAA Fencing Committee.

Official 2010 NCAA Fencing Championships Website
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Report filed by Yale Sports Publicity. 

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