The Sports Almanac

NCAA Fencing Champions


COLUMBIA LIONS
Current NCAA Division I Title Holders
Championship Schools
Through the 2016 Championship
Combined Champions  Men's Champions  Women's Champions
YEAR WINNER RUNNER-UP
SCORE
1990 Penn State Nittany Lions
Columbia Lions-Barnard Bears
36-35
1991 Penn State Nittany Lions
Columbia Lions-Barnard Bears
4700-4200
1992 Columbia Lions-Barnard Bears
Penn State Nittany Lions
4150-3646
1993 Columbia Lions-Barnard Bears
Penn State Nittany Lions
4525-4500
1994 Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Penn State Nittany Lions
4350-4075
1995 Penn State Nittany Lions
St. John's Red Storm
440-413
1996 Penn State Nittany Lions
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
1500-1190
1997 Penn State Nittany Lions
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
1530-1470
1998 Penn State Nittany Lions
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
149-147
1999 Penn State Nittany Lions
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
171-139
2000 Penn State Nittany Lions
Notre Dame Fighting Irish/St. John's Red Storm
175-171
2001 St. John's Red Storm
Penn State Nittany Lions
180-172
2002
Penn State Nittany Lions
St. John's Red Storm
195-190
2003
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Penn State Nittany Lions
182-179
2004
Ohio State Buckeyes
Penn State Nittany Lions
194-160
2005
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Ohio State Buckeyes
173-171
2006
Harvard Crimson
Penn State Nittany Lions
165-159
2007
Penn State Nittany Lions
St. John's Red Storm
194-176
2008
Ohio State Buckeyes
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
185-176
2009
Penn State Nittany Lions
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
195-182
2010
Penn State Nittany Lions
St. John's Red Storm
191-182
2011
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Penn State Nittany Lions
174-168
2012
Ohio State Buckeyes
Princeton Tigers
182-161
2013
Princeton Tigers
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
182-175
2014
Penn State Nittany Lions
Princeton Tigers
180-159
2015
Columbia Lions
Penn State Nittany Lions/Notre Dame Fighting Irish
165-156
2016
Columbia Lions
Ohio State Buckeyes
174-167

Men's Champions  Women's Champions  Combined Champions
YEAR WINNER RUNNER-UP
SCORE
1941 Northwestern Wildcats
Illinois Fighting Illini
28½-27
1942 Ohio State Buckeyes
St. John's Red Storm
34-33½
1947 New York University Violets
Chicago Maroons
72-50½
1948 City College of New York Beavers
Navy Midshipmen
30-28
1949 Army Black Knights/Rutgers Scarlet Knights
NONE
63-63
1950 Navy Midshipmen
New York University Violets/Rutgers Scarlet Knights
67½-66½
1951 Columbia Lions
Pennsylvania Quakers
69-64
1952 Columbia Lions
New York University Violets
71-69
1953 Pennsylvania Quakers
Navy Midshipmen
94-86
1954 Columbia Lions/New York Univeristy Violets
NONE
61-61
1955 Columbia Lions
Cornell Big Red
62-57
1956 Illinois Fighting Illini
Columbia Lions
90-88
1957 New York University Violets
Columbia Lions
65-64
1958 Illinois Fighting Illini
Columbia Lions
47-43
1959 Navy Midhsipmen
New York University Violets
72-65
1960
New York University Violets
Navy Midshipmen
65-57
1961
New York University Violets
Princeton Tigers
79-68
1962
Navy Midshipmen
New York University Violets
76-74
1963
Columbia Lions
Navy Midshipmen
55-50
1964
Princeton Tigers
New York Univeristy Violets
81-79
1965
Columbia Lions
New York Univeristy Violets
76-74
1966
New York University Violets
Army Black Knights
(5-0) - (5-2)
1967
New York University Violets
Pennsylvania Quakers
72-64
1968
Columbia Lions
New York University Violets
92-87
1969
Pennsylvania Quakers
Harvard Crimson
54-43
1970
New York Univeristy Violets
Columbia Lions
71-63
1971
New York University Violets/Columbia Lions
NONE
68-68
1972
Detroit Titans
New York University Violets
73-70
1973
New York University Violets
Pennsylvania Quakers
76-71
1974
New York Univeristy Violets
Wayne State Warriors
92-87
1975
Wayne State Warriors
Cornell Big Red
89-83
1976
New York University Violets
Wayne State Warriors
79-77
1977
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
New York University Violets
114-114(fence-off)
1978
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Pennsylvania Quakers
121-110
1979
Wayne State Warriors
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
119-108
1980
Wayne State Warriors
Pennsylvania Quakers/MIT Beavers
111-106
1981
Pennsylvania Quakers
Wayne State Warriors
113-111
1982
Wayne State Warriors
Clemson Tigers
85-77
1983
Wayne State Warriors
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
86-80
1984
Wayne State Warriors
Penn State Nittany Lions
69-50
1985
Wayne State Warriors
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
141-140
1986
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Columbia Lions
151-141
1987
Columbia Lions
Pennsylvania Quakers
86-78
1988
Columbia Lions
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
90-83
1989
Columbia Lions
Penn State Nittany Lions
88-85
Women's Champions  Men's Champions  Combined Champions
YEAR WINNER RUNNER-UP SCORE
1982 Wayne State Warriors
San Jose State Spartans
(7-0) - (6-1)
1983 Penn State Nittany Lions
Wayne State Warriors
(5-0) - (3-2)
1984 Yale Bulldogs
Penn State Nittany Lions
(3-0) - (2-1)
1985 Yale Bulldogs
Pennsylvania Quakers
(3-0) - (2-1)
1986 Pennsylvania Quakers
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
(3-0) - (2-1)
1987 Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Temple Owls
(3-0) - (2-1)
1988 Wayne State Warriors
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
(3-0) - (2-1)
1989 Wayne State Warriors
Columbia Lions-Barnard Bears
(3-0) - (2-1)

CHAMPIONSHIP SCHOOLS
POSITION
SCHOOL
CHAMPIONSHIPS
LAST CHAMPIONSHIP
1
Columbia Lions
15
2016
2
Penn State Nittany Lions
14
2014
3
New York University Violets
12
1976
4
Wayne State Warriors
10
1989
5
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
8
2011
6
Pennsylvania Quakers
4
1986
7
Ohio State Buckeyes
4
2012
8
Navy Midshipmen
3
1962
9
Illinois Fighting Illini
2
1958
10
Yale Bulldogs
2
1985
11
Northwestern Wildcats
1
1941
12
City College of New York Beavers
1
1948
13
Army Black Knights
1
1949
14
Rutgers Scarlet Knights
1
1949
15
Princeton Tigers
1
1964
16
Detroit-Mercy Titans
1
1972
17
St. John's Red Storm
1
2001
18
Harvard Crimson
1
2006
19
Princeton Tigers
1
2013