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Top Fencing Clubs and All-Academic Team Members 2016-2017

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USA Fencing and Absolute Fencing Gear partnered for the seventh straight year to recognize young fencers who have excelled in high school with All-Academic Team honors. They were honored at a function at the 2017 USA Fencing National Championships and July Challenge in Salt Lake City, UT. In all, 466 fencers from 34 states and 180 clubs were named to the All-Academic Team for 2016-2017. This compares with 509 fencers from 197 clubs who were named to the All-Academic Team in 2015-2016.

Twenty athletes with GPAs from 3.5 – 3.69 were named to the Honorable Mention Team. Forty-eight athletes with GPAs between 3.7 and 3.84 received Second Team honors and 398 athletes with GPAs of at least 3.85 were named to the First Team.

California accounts for 115 members or almost 25% of the All-Academic Team followed by New Jersey with 49 members (10.5%), New York State with 44 members (9.4%), Texas with 30 members (6.4%) and Georgia with 26 members (5.6%). The Golden Gate Fencing Center, based in San Francisco, is ranked # 1 for the second year in a row for the largest number of all-academic team members of any club with 15 members. It was followed by the Los Angeles International Fencing Center, CA with 12 members. Tied for third place was the Hills Fencing Institute from Long Island, NY and Northwest Fencing Center, OR with 11 Team Members each.

The 180 fencing clubs with All-Academic Team Members for 2016-2017 are ranked below. Readers are able to filter or search the table. In certain instances, state results are possible by placing the state abbreviation in the search box, e.g., TX for Texas.

Ranking of Fencing Clubs with Team Members Named to the All-Academic Team 2016-2017

Rank 2016-2017Rank 2015-2016ClubNumber of Club Members
Named to All-Academic Team
11Golden Gate Fencing Center, CA15
22Los Angeles International Fencing Center, CA12
3T73THills Fencing Institute, NY11
3T9TNorthwest Fencing Center, OR11
5TNAAnaheim Hills Fencers Club, CA9
5T9TMedeo Fencing Club, NJ9
7T47TAcademy of Fencing Masters, CA8
7T5TFencers Club, NY8
7T5TFencing Academy of Westchester, NY8
10T109TCapital Fencing Academy, MD7
10TNAOlympic Fencers Club, GA7
10T15TPDX Fencing, OR7
14T5TFencing Institute of Texas, TX6
14T20TSan Francisco Fencers' Club, CA6
16T3Alliance Fencing Academy, TX5
16T73TCheney Fencing, TN5
16T5TDunwoody Fencing Club, GA5
16T15TFencers Club of Arizona, AZ5
16T15TFencing Academy of Philadelphia, PA5
16T20TLaguna Fencing Center, CA5
16T47TMinnesota Sword Club, MN5
16T20TNellya Fencers, GA5
16T29TNew York Fencing Academy, NY5
16T9TRenaissance Fencing Club, MI5
16T47TSalle Auriol Seattle, WA5
16T29TSilicon Valley Fencing Center, CA5
28T47TAvant-Garde Fencers Club, CA4
28T29TBergen Fencing Club, NJ4
28T29TCardinal Fencing Club, CA4
28T29TGutkovskiy Fencing Academy, NJ4
28T47THomewood Fencing Club, MD4
28T47TMetro Tacoma Fencing Club, WA4
28T29TMid-South Fencer's Club, NC4
28T20TMission Fencing Center, NY4
28T29TOlympia Fencing Center, MA4
28T29TOregon Fencing Alliance, OR4
28T73TPenta Olympic Fencing Club, VA4
28T20TPremier Fencing Club, NJ4
28TNARed Star Fencing Club Chicago, IL4
28T73TRhode Island Fencing Academy and Club, RI4
28T109TTexas Fencing Academy, TX4
28T47TTim Morehouse Fencing Club, NY4
44T73TApex Fencing Academy, NC3
44T29TBaltimore Fencing Center, MD3
44T47TBeverly Hills Fencers' Club, CA3
44T20TBoston Fencing Club, MA3
44T15TBrooklyn Bridge Fencing Club, NY3
44T47TFairfield Fencing Academy, CT3
44T73TGolubitsky Fencing Center, CA3
44TNAiMasters Academy, GA3
44T29TMarx Fencing Academy, MA3
44T9TMassialas Foundation (MTeam), CA3
44T29TSabre Outreach Network, FL3
44TNASalle Mauro Fencing Academy, TX3
44T109TStoccata Fencing Academy & Club, FL3
44T29TSwords Fencing Studio, CA3
44T73TUnited Fencing Academy, CA3
59T109T5T Fencers Club, NY2
59T73TAcademies of Fencing in Baltimore, MD2
59T47TAthletic Club Northeast, GA2
59TNAAdlai E Stevenson High School, IL2
59T29TBattle Born Fencing Club, NV2
59T109TCandlewood Fencing Center, CT2
59T73TCheyenne Fencing Society, CO2
59T47TCutting Edge Fencing Center, TX2
59T73TDavis Fencing Academy, CA2
59T29TDenver Fencing Center, CO2
59TNAEast Bay Fencers Gym, CA2
59TNAFayetteville Fencing Club, AR2
59T47TFencing Academy of Denver, CO2
59T47TFencing Sports Academy, VA2
59T109TFortune Fencing, CA2
59T29TFreehold Fencing Academy, NJ2
59T73TGill St. Bernard's, NJ2
59T73THooked On Fencing, OH2
59T47TInfinity Fencing Alliance, NJ2
59T109TIntegrity Fencing Studio, NJ2
59TNAKnights of Siena, NC2
59TNALas Positas Fencing Center, CA2
59T109TLe Club Touche, CA2
59T109TLionheart Fencing Academy, CA2
59T109TLone Star Fencing Center, TX2
59T109TManchen Academy of Fencing, NJ2
59T9TMasters Fencing Club, FL2
59T73TMidwest Fencing Club, IL2
59T47TMorris Fencing Club, NJ2
59T109TNorth Shore Fencers Club, NY2
59T20TOlympian Fencing Club, TX2
59T109TPhoenix Falcons Fencing Club, AZ2
59T29TPrecision Athletics Fencing Club, CA2
59T20TPremier Fencing Academy, CA2
59T109TResearch Triangle Fencing, NC2
59T4Salle D'Asaro, CA2
59T73TSilver City Fencing Club, CT2
59TNAV Fencing Club, NJ2
59T73TVillage Fencing Club, AZ2
59T73TVirginia Academy of Fencing, VA2
59T73TWashington Fencing Academy, WA2
59T73TWoodlands Fencing Academy, TX2
59T29TZeta Fencing, MA2
102T73TAlamo Fencing Academy, TX1
102TNAAmerican Fencing Academy of Dayton, OH1
102T47TAtlanta Fencers' Club, GA1
102TNAAustin Fencers Club, TX1
102T109TBluegrass Fencing Club, FL1
102T109TCalifornia Fencing Academy, CA1
102T109TChapel Hill Fencing Club, NC1
102T109TCoastside Fencing Club, CA1
102TNACobra Fencing Club, NJ1
102TNACorsair Fencing Club, PA1
102T47TDC Fencers Club, MD1
102T109TDes Moines Fencing Club, IA1
102TNADesert Fencing Academy, CA1
102T47TDurkan Fencing Academy, NJ1
102T73TEagle Fencing Club of Atlanta, GA1
102T109TEdge of America Fencing, SC1
102TNAFair Lawn High School, NJ1
102T109TFarmington Valley Fencing Academy, CT1
102TNAFencers School of Connecticut, CT1
102TNAFencing Academy of Boston, MA1
102T73TFencing Center of Chicago, IL1
102T109TFencing Club of Mercer County, NJ1
102TNAFencing Institute of America, MD1
102T109TFresno Fencing Academy, CA1
102TNAGeorge Platt's Swordplay, CA1
102TNAGeorgia Fencing Club, GA1
102T47TGold Blade Fencing Center, TX1
102TNAGold Fencing Club, MA1
102TNAGovernor Livingston, NJ1
102T109TGryphon Fencing, CA1
102T47THalberstadt Fencing Club, CA1
102TNAHangtown Saber Club, CA1
102TNAHeartland Fencing Academy, KS1
102T109TIllinois Fencing Club, IL1
102T109TIndianapolis Fencing Club, IN1
102T73TIndysabre, IN1
102T73TInternational Fencing Club, MA1
102T73TIsland Fencing Academy, NY1
102T73TKansas City Fencing Center, KS1
102TNALouisville Fencing Center, KY1
102TNAMassialas Foundation (M Team East Bay), CA1
102T109TManhattan Fencing Center, NY1
102T109TMaryland Fencing Club, MD1
102TNAMemphis University School, TN1
102TNAModern Duelists Fencing Academy, MD1
102TNAModern Fencer, KY1
102T47TMorris Fencing, NJ1
102T109TNaples Fencing Academy, FL1
102T47TNew Jersey Fencing Alliance, NJ1
102T109TNorth Carolina Fencing Development Program, NC1
102T109TNorth Texas Fencing Alliance, TX1
102T109TNorthern Kentucky Fencing Academy, KY1
102TNANova Fencing Club, VA1
102TNAOklahoma Sport Fencing, OK1
102T73TOrion Fencing, WA1
102T47TPeter Westbrook Foundation, NY1
102TNAProspect Fencing Club, CT1
102T109TRichmond Fencing Club, VA1
102T73TRochester Fencing Club, NY1
102T109TRoyal Arts Fencing, OH1
102TNASalle De Arms Bosco, AL1
102T47TSalle Green, VA1
102TNASalle La Verne, CA1
102T109TSalle Santa Cruz, CA1
102TNASan Diego Fencing Center, CA1
102TNASheridan Fencing Academy, CT1
102T109TTeam Touche Fencing Center, CA1
102T109TThe Fencers Academy St Louis, MO1
102T109TThe Fencing Center of San Jose, CA1
102TNAThe Phoenix Center, NY1
102TNAThree Rivers Fencing Center, PA1
102T109TThree Swords Fencing Club, MI1
102T109TTri-Weapon Boys' Club, MD1
102T109TTwo Ravens, OH1
102T73TUnderground Fencing Organization, MI1
102T73TWallingford Swarthmore Fencing Club, PA1
102TNAWest Essec, NJ1
102T47TWindy City Fencing Club, IL1
102T73TWinter Garden Fencing Academy, FL1
102T109TZeljkovic Fencing Academy, PA1
Source: National Fencing Club Rankings based on an analysis of USA Fencing and Absolute Fencing Gear data.

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