Notre Dame Fencers Ariel DeSmet and Lee Kiefer Named ACC Men's and Women's Fencing Scholar-Athletes of the Year
27 Irish Student-Athletes were named to winter Olympic sports ACC All-Academic Teams.
Notre Dame won 22 of 30 events.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Chris Carl Giesting graduated from Batesville High School in the spring of 2011 ... lettered three times in cross country and track and field and twice in basketball ... won the 400-meter dash at the IHSAA state meet in 2011 ... won 400 at the Midwest Meet of Champions in 2011 ... holds Indiana record with a 46.89 in the 400 ... earned all-conference and all-county honors in cross country and track and field throughout career ... also earned all-region and all-state honors on the track ... won conference, regional and sectional championships throughout career ... finished senior campaign ranked in the top 10 nationally in the 400 ... had stellar senior year on the hardwood, winning all-conference and all-county honors in helping Batesville to regional and sectional crowns ... playing point guard, was also named team MVP and captain ... participated in National Honor Society ... won the Geometry and German Awards ... born on December 10, 1992, to Terry Giesting and Suzanne Westerfeld in Indianapolis, Ind. ... has an older brother, Tyler ... dad, Terry, played basketball at Jordan College ... brother, Tyler, ran cross country and track and field at DePauw ... enrolled in the First Year of Studies.