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Fencing: Northwestern earns sixth place at NCAA championships as three receive All-America honors

It was the Wildcats’ best finish since 2004.

Northwestern Athletics

Three Northwestern fencers were named All-Americans on Sunday as the fifth-ranked women’s fencing team finished sixth at the NCAA championships in Cleveland.

Senior Yvonne Chart earned her second All-American recognition after finishing 10th in the foil division.

Freshman Julia Falinska earned All-American honors as well after taking eighth in the epee division. The Poland native attained the highest finishing position out of Northwestern’s competing fencers at the championships. Another freshman, Alyssa Chen, rounded out the All-American trio with a 12th place finish in the foil division.

Pauline Hamilton finished in 18th place in epee, and Emine Yucel finished 20th in the saber division.

It was an impressive year for Northwestern, who climbed up to second in the nation at one point in the season, and won the Midwest Fencing Conference for the second year in a row.

The ‘Cats will be returning a vast majority of the 2018-19 squad next year, with only five of the 32 fencers listed on the current roster being seniors or graduate students.