May 11, 2017
GREENWOOD, Ind. – Senior women's fencer Adrienne Jarocki and sophomore men's fencer Albert Chien were each selected to their respective 2017 CoSIDA Academic All-District At-Large teams, as announce by the organization Thursday, May 11.
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.
Jarocki, a human evolutionary biology concentrator, completed her senior campaign at the NCAA Championships earning a sixth-place finish and All-America second team honors. She finished second at the NCAA Regional Tournament, recording a 21-3 overall record and a plus-52 touch variance. She had previously been named champion her freshman and junior years, making her the first two-time NCAA fencing champion at Harvard and just the second two-time women's saber champion in the nation.
Chien, a mechanical engineering concentrator, capped off his sophomore season with a seventh-place finish at the NCAA Championships to earn All-America second team accolades. Chien paced the epee squad at NCAA Regionals with an 16-7 record and a third-place distinction. Chien recorded a 7-2 decision at the Beanpot Tournament, including a 3-0 mark against BC, a 3-0 record against Brandeis, and a 1-2 tally against MIT. Earlier in the season, Chien went 3-0 versus NYU with a plus-six touch differential and led the Crimson with a 10-5 mark at the Tradition Tournament hosted by Sacred Heart.
First team Academic All-District honorees advance to the Capital One Academic All-America Team ballot, where first-, second- and third-team All-America honorees will be selected later this month.