The women’s team was highlighted by the performance of their saberists, with junior Lindsay Sapienza going 7-2 and freshmen Alex Gorman and Brenda Yang both going 5-4.
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Ibtihaj Muhammed, Trinity '07 and Olympic Bronze medalist, described how her future and identity were shaped during her time at Duke in her new book, "Proud: My Fight for an Unlikely American Dream."
Duke's men upset No. 2 Notre Dame 19-8 in Chapel Hill thanks to strong performances in epee and foil.
Duke doesn’t often get the chance to play in front of a home crowd, but it certainly took advantage this weekend.
The men finished 4-1, with their only loss coming against the Quakers, and the women ended the day with a 3-2 record.
After a long day of fencing, the Blue Devils proved that their roster is ready to handle tough competition.
Duke competed Thursday through Sunday at Indiana Farmers Coliseum, placing ninth with 82 points after its men's and women's totals were combined.
Nine of 20 Blue Devils finished in the top 10 of their respective events at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic/South Regional in Easton, Pa.
After walking away from competition with two second-place team finishes and six medals—including three won by freshmen—the future is looking bright for the program.
Following a bounce-back performance last weekend in Cambridge, Mass., the Blue Devils ended their regular season with a “perfect” performance at home during the Duke Meet this weekend.
The Duke men improved on their 4-1 record two weeks ago at the Philadelphia Invitational and posted a perfect 6-0 record this time around. The Blue Devil women also finished undefeated for the first time this season.
The Duke men rebounded from a 1-4 ledger last week with a 4-1 record this time around, but the Blue Devil women struggled once again to a 2-3 finish Saturday.
Although the Blue Devil men and women combined to go 3-8 in their regular-season opener, strong freshmen performances give the team something to build on moving forward.
As many students were returning to campus following winter break, the Blue Devils finished their North American Cup season and will now turn their attention to full NCAA competition.
During her four-year career in Durham, Ibtihaj Muhammad made her mark as a three-time All-American for the Blue Devils. But it was in Rio de Janeiro this summer when she finally emerged on a big-time international stage.
Duke assistant coaches Leslie Marx and Jacek Huchwajda competed in special vet-50 events this weekend in Richmond, Va.
The Blue Devils sent four freshmen to the November North American Cup in Milwaukee this weekend, but the quartet showed why they could be among Duke's top fencers in their first year in Durham by impressing against the top junior fencers in the world.