Air Force junior fencer James Salem (Colorado Springs, Colo., CS39) earned NCAA All-America Second Team honors after placing fifth in the country in men's epee. Salem is this week's Air Force Athlete of the Week.
Following the 2015 NCAA Men's and Women's Fencing Championships in Columbus, Ohio, Air Force fencer James Salem finished fifth with .565 percent of bouts won in the individual men's epee championships. As a team, Air Force finished 12th in the country.
Following the 2015 NCAA Men's Fencing Championships today, Air Force fencer James Salem finished fifth in the individual men's epee. In team standings, Air Force is currently in 10th place with 33 points. Ohio State is first with 84 team points.
Six Air Force fencers qualified for the NCAA championship. Mary McElwee, Ryan Redhead, Alexander Chiang, Emiliano Kaptain, Madeleine Girardot and James Salem earned top spots in the NCAA West Regional Championships on March 7.
This week's athlete of the week, March 9 Air Force fencer junior Mary McElwee, CS09, is this week's co-athlete of the week. McElwee went undefeated in 2015 NCAA West Regional Championships on March 7 in California. Air Force was strong in women's foil as McElwee finished first and was followed by teammate Madeleine Girardot in second...