CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Junior women's fencer Adrienne Jarocki has been selected to the 2015-16 CoSIDA Academic All-America Division I Women's At-Large Team, as announced by the organization Thursday, June 9.
Jarocki, a human evolutionary biology concentrator, capped off her junior year as a NCAA women's saber champion with a 19-4 record and her third All-America first team accolade. She had previously been named champion her freshman year, making her the first two-time NCAA fencing champion at Harvard and just the second two-time women's saber champion in the nation. Jarocki finished with a 17-1 record at the Ivy League Championships assisting Harvard to a share of its fourth title, while also being named to the All-Ivy first team and Academic All-Ivy team. Early in the season, Jarocki tabbed second at the Penn State Open and recorded a combined 65-3 record before hitting the strips at the championship.
Jarocki is just the second women's fencer to earn Academic All-America honors, and her recognition is the fourth in Harvard history. Emily Cross '08-09 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.