USA Fencing and Absolute Fencing Gear have once again partnered to recognize young fencers who have excelled in high school with All-Academic Team honors.
Athletes with a GPA of at least 3.85 (94 or better) are eligible to be named to the All-Academic First Team. Second Team athletes include those whose GPA is between 3.4-3.84 (83 to 93). In addition to GPA, class rank (where applicable) is reviewed, nominees must be in top 25% of their class for First Team consideration. Only traditional core academic classes will be considered when evaluating transcripts.
Absolute Fencing Gear has also pledged $10,000 in scholarships for the All-Academic Team program. One female and one male applicant will receive $4,000 each based on both their GPA and essay. Two additional applicants will receive $1,000 each based on their submitted essay.
Note: One letter of recommendation is required to be eligible for the Absolute Fencing Gear scholarships.
Applications for the 2019-20 High School All-Academic Team have closed. Selections will announced in the coming weeks.
Read the story on the 2018-19 team and scholarship winners here.