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Applications Now Open for 2023–24 USA Fencing High School All-American and Absolute Fencing Gear All-Academic Teams

02/28/2024, 9:45am CST
By Bryan Wendell

These two prestigious programs recognize high school-age fencers who excel in the classroom and on the fencing strip.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — USA Fencing and Absolute Fencing Gear are delighted to announce that applications are now open for both the USA Fencing High School All-American Team and the Absolute Fencing Gear All-Academic Team.

These prestigious programs celebrate the achievements of outstanding young fencers in the sport and their academic accomplishments. The deadline to submit applications for both programs is June 5, 2024.

The Absolute Fencing Gear All-Academic Team honors student-athletes who have excelled in high school with impressive GPAs, while also considering class rank and core academic subjects. Athletes with a GPA of at least 3.85 (94 or better) are eligible for the All-Academic First Team, and those with a GPA between 3.4-3.84 (83 to 93) qualify for the Second Team.

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.

To learn more about paying for and applying to the All-Academic Team Program, go here.

The USA Fencing High School All-American Program recognizes high school fencers who have achieved at a high level on the fencing strip while also demonstrating excellent leadership and sportsmanship. Fencers in ninth to 12th grade at a secondary school or in a home school program, with an E rating or higher, can apply for the All-American Team.

Selection is based on a combination of fencing accomplishments, academic standing, and exceptional character as an athlete, student, and community member.

To learn more about applying to and paying for the All-American Team Program, go here.

Student-athletes selected for either team will receive certificates of achievement and an accomplishment that can be promoted on college applications and personal résumés.

For any questions regarding the application process, please email

Don't miss this opportunity to be recognized for your dedication to both fencing and academics. Apply today and join the ranks of USA Fencing's elite High School All-American and Absolute Fencing Gear All-Academic Teams.

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