DURHAM, N.C. – Duke fencing junior Eoin Gronningsater has been named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) 2018-19 Google Cloud Academic All-District® Men’s At-Large Team, as announced by the organization Thursday.
Gronningsater became just the fifth Duke fencing male to be selected and marks the second straight year a Blue Devil garnered the award.
A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., Gronningsater rounded out another successful campaign as a junior. Gronningsater concluded his year with a seventh-place finish in foil at the NCAA Fencing Championships as he collected All-America accolades for the second straight year. He became the first Blue Devil male foilist to capture back-to-back All-America honors since Dorian Cohen in 2010-11.
In addition to his accomplishments on the national stage this year, Gronningsater reached the podium at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic/South Regional with a first-place finish and finished fourth during the individual portion of the ACC Championships, just short of garnering a medal.
This season, Gronningsater posted an impressive 49-7 overall ledger (.875), highlighted by his 17 victories at the Northwestern Duals.
Through his three years in a Duke lamé, Gronningsater has amassed a 140-24 career ledger for an 85.4-win percentage.
Last season, Gronningsater helped the Duke men’s fencing squad make history as they captured its first ACC team title in February at the 2018 ACC Championship. In 2018, Gronningsater collected a silver medal at ACC individuals and was named ACC Fencer of the Year for men’s foil and the ACC Most Valuable Player for his performance at the conference championships. Gronningsater is also a three-time All-ACC Academic Team selection.
Gronningsater is majoring in Political Science with a minor in Sociology and an Innovation & Entrepreneurship certificate.
First team Academic All-District® honorees advance to the Google Cloud Academic All-America® ballot. First, second and third team (if applicable) Academic All-America® honorees will be announced in June.