Notre Dame Athletics | October 16, 2020
The NCAA has awarded host duties for 2026 Men’s and Women’s Fencing Championships championships to the University of Notre Dame.
“This will be twice in a five-year span beginning in 2022 that we will host the NCAAs, and our eleventh time overall,” said head coach Gia Kvaratskhelia. “It’s always an honor to bring college fencing home. It is a salute to the strength of our program and the University’s commitment to it, as well as a vote of confidence in our ability to give the Championship the setting it deserves.”
The Irish recently were the institutional host of the 2017 NCAA Championship down in Indianapolis, where they won their ninth title in program history. Notre Dame is set to host the 2022 NCAA Championship at the Castellan Family Fencing Center at the Joyce Center. Prior to that, the Irish have hosted nine previous times (1970, 1977, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1990, 1992, 1995 & 1998). The Irish men and women both won the title when the Irish hosted in 1977 and the women won the title in 1987 when it was held at Notre Dame.
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