Notre Dame’s Ariel DeSmet Named ACC Men’s Fencing Scholar-Athlete of the Year

2014-15 All-ACC Academic Men’s Fencing Team Announced

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Notre Dame’s Ariel DeSmet has been named the 2014-15 Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Fencing Scholar-Athlete of the Year and leads the sport’s All-ACC Academic Men’s Fencing Team, as announced Thursday by Commissioner John Swofford.

DeSmet was the men’s foil runner-up at the ACC Championships with an 11-2 record, and led the Irish to the team title. At the NCAA Championship, he posted a 16-8 record and finished tied for third in the country. A senior from Troutdale, Oregon, DeSmet was named ACC Championship MVP and Men’s Foilist of the Year.

The individuals on the 2015 All-ACC Academic Men’s Fencing Team combined to win three ACC titles and four earned All-America honors.

The ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year award was established in September 2007 to be awarded annually to the top junior or senior student-athlete in their respective sports.  Candidates for the award must have maintained a 3.0 grade point average for their career as well as a 3.0 for each of the last two semesters.

To be eligible for consideration for the All-ACC Academic team, a student-athlete, regardless of classification, must have earned a 3.00 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.00 cumulative average during his academic career.

All-ACC Academic Men's Fencing Team
Chris Monti, Duke, So., Chemistry
Dean Ischiropoulos, Duke, Fr., Undeclared
Jan Maceczek, Duke, Fr., Undeclared
Pascual Di Tella, Duke, Fr., Undeclared
Ariel De Smet, Notre Dame, Sr., Management Entrepreneurship
Garrett McGrath, Notre Dame, Jr., Computer Science
John Hallsten, Notre Dame, Jr., Science Preprofessional
Jonah Shainberg, Notre Dame, Fr., Undeclared
Jonathan Fitzgerald, Notre Dame, Fr., Undeclared
Nicholas Hanahan, Notre Dame, Fr., Undeclared
Virgile Collineau, Notre Dame, So., Economics
ACC Men’s Fencing Scholar-Athlete of the Year
Ariel DeSmet, Notre Dame