CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Senior sabre Adrienne Jarocki of the women's fencing team, has been selected to the 2016-17 CoSIDA Academic All-America Division I Women's At-Large team for the second year in a row, as announced by the organization Thursday, June 8.
A human evolutionary biology student, Jarocki finished her senior year as an Ivy League sabre champion with a 15-3 tally, and her fourth consecutive first team All-Ivy nomination. By finishing sixth at the NCAA Championship, Jarocki secured an All-America nomination for the fourth year in a row. She had previously been a reigning NCAA champion in her freshman and junior years, making her the first two-time NCAA fencing champion at Harvard and just the second two-time women's sabre champion in the nation.
With a 93-21 overall fencing record on her final year, Jarocki is the first student athlete from Harvard to win the award this year. Jarocki is just the second women's fencer to earn Academic All-America honors, joining Emily Cross '08-09 who won the previous three awards in 2006, 2008 and 2009.
Student-athletes named Academic All-America were selected from the all-district first teams that were announced in early May. To be nominated for CoSIDA Academic All-District, a student-athlete must be a starter or key reserve with legitimate athletic credentials, have reached their sophomore year and have at least a 3.30 cumulative GPA.