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Men's Fencing Ranks No.1

Feb. 22, 2001

NOTRE DAME, Ind. -- Notre Dame is number one once again, this time in men's fencing -- and that marks the third Irish varsity athletic team that has held the top spot at some point in 2000-01.

Coach Yves Auriol's men's fencing squad, which finished the regular season with a 25-0 record, took over the number-one position Wednesday in the second poll of the season issued by the United States Fencing Coaches Association.

That means the eight-foot lighted numeral one atop Grace Hall on the Notre Dame campus remains lit at night -- and the "#1" flag in front of the Joyce Center remains in place.

After ranking second in the USFCA preseason poll, the Irish jumped to number one following their perfect regular season -- and they take that mark into the Midwest Fencing Conference team and individual championships Saturday and Sunday at Notre Dame. The Irish women's fencing squad, with a 21-4 record, currently stands sixth.

Notre Dame's women's soccer team began the number-one parade with an 11-week stay atop the polls last fall. The Irish eventually lost in the NCAA semifinals to eventual champion North Carolina.

Then, the Irish women's basketball squad took over the top spot in the polls following a Jan. 15 home win over top-rated Connecticut -- and stayed there for four weeks. Notre Dame currently ranks second in both women's basketball polls.

Rankings for other Notre Dame teams currently competing include 18th in men's basketball, 15th in women's swimming (best ever in that sport), 11th in baseball, 14th in softball (best ever in that sport), 26th in men's tennis and sixth in women's tennis (best ever in that sport).

 

 

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December 2
All Day
Div. I/Div. II NAC
Richmond, Va. (Greater Richmond Convention Center)
December 3
All Day
Div. I/Div. II NAC
Richmond, Va. (Greater Richmond Convention Center)
December 4
All Day
Div. I/Div. II NAC
Richmond, Va. (Greater Richmond Convention Center)
December 5
All Day
Div. I/Div. II NAC
Richmond, Va. (Greater Richmond Convention Center)
January 6
All Day
Div. I/Junior NAC
Columbus, Ohio (Greater Columbus Convention Center)
January 7
All Day
Div. I/Junior NAC
Columbus, Ohio (Greater Columbus Convention Center)
January 8
All Day
Div. I/Junior NAC
Columbus, Ohio (Greater Columbus Convention Center)
January 9
All Day
Div. I/Junior NAC
Columbus, Ohio (Greater Columbus Convention Center)
January 21
All Day
St. Johns Invitational
Queens, N.Y. (Taffner Field House)
January 22
All Day
NYU Invitational
New York, N.Y. (Dodge Center)
January 28
All Day
DeCicco Duals
Notre Dame, Ind. (Castellan Family Fencing Center)
January 29
All Day
DeCicco Duals
Notre Dame, Ind. (Castellan Family Fencing Center)
February 4
All Day
Northwestern Duals
Notre Dame, Ind. (Castellan Family Fencing Center)
February 5
All Day
Northwestern Duals
Notre Dame, Ind. (Castellan Family Fencing Center)
February 17
All Day
USA Fencing Junior Olympics
Kansas City, Mo. (Bartle Hall Convention Center)
February 18
All Day
USA Fencing Junior Olympics
Kansas City, Mo. (Bartle Hall Convention Center)
February 19
All Day
USA Fencing Junior Olympics
Kansas City, Mo. (Bartle Hall Convention Center)
February 20
All Day
USA Fencing Junior Olympics
Kansas City, Mo. (Bartle Hall Convention Center)
February 25
All Day
ACC Championships
Durham, N.C. (TBD)
February 26
All Day
ACC Championships
Durham, N.C. (TBD)
March 11
All Day
NCAA Midwest Regional
Detroit, Mich. (Mattheai Center)
March 23
All Day
NCAA Championships
Indianapolis, Ind. (Indiana Farmers Coliseum)
March 24
All Day
NCAA Championships
Indianapolis, Ind. (Indiana Farmers Coliseum)
March 25
All Day
NCAA Championships
Indianapolis, Ind. (Indiana Farmers Coliseum)
March 26
All Day
NCAA Championships
Indianapolis, Ind. (Indiana Farmers Coliseum)
April 21
All Day
USA Fencing Division I Championship
TBD
April 22
All Day
USA Fencing Division I Championship
TBD
April 23
All Day
USA Fencing Division I Championship
TBD
April 24
All Day
USA Fencing Division I Championship
TBD

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