Two Notre Dame fencers take silver at 41st annual competition
Notre Dame Men's Fencing at the Notre Dame Duals on January 29th.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Did not compete with the Irish.
AS A FRESHMAN: Participated in the Midwest Fencing Conference Championships, tying for 11th out of 73 competitors to earn all-MFC honorable mention recognition ... was a perfect 5-0 during pool play, recording a +17 indicator (25-8) ... defeated Javier Escovar of Indiana 15-6 to advance out of the table of 32 ... earned a hard-fought 15-11 decision against Detroit's Yaroslav Ivanov in the table of 16 ... posted a regular season record of 17-6 for the foil team ... produced a 5-2 outing at the Northwestern Duals ... surrendered only one point over three bouts against Cal Tech, gathering two 5-0 bout victories ... assisted the foil team to a 9-0 sweep over Purdue with a 5-1 bout victory against Jake Miller at the Notre Dame Duals ... capped off the home dual event with a 5-2 win over Indiana's Namka Pham, which lifted the Irish to a 5-4 team defeat of the Hoosiers.
PREP & PERSONAL: Fenced under the direction of Coach Mauro at the Salle Mauro Fencing Club while attending the Woodlands College Park High School in The Woodlands, Texas ... earned national ranking in foil during his sophomore year of high school, ranking B11 ... helped team win championship at the Summer Nationals in both junior and senior divisions in 2011 ... named a National AP Scholar and graduated Cum Laude ... son of Herman and Lorna Acuña ... born in Houston, Texas ... has two siblings: Anacarina and Lorelei ... currently enrolled in the College of Engineering, studying chemical engineering.
Acuna's Career Record