Fencing & Field Hockey 2012-13 National Champions to Visit White House
The 2012-13 NCAA Division I national champion Princeton fencing and field hockey teams have been invited to meet President Obama at the White House on Monday, Mar. 10.
The President will welcome student-athletes from 19 teams across the nation on the South Lawn in the afternoon. Live streaming of the event will be available here.
The fencing team won the 2013 joint men’s and women’s NCAA championship, 182-175, to finish seven bout victories over Notre Dame. Along with the combined title, Eliza Stone ’13 won the individual foil championship, 15-10, over Anna Limbach of St. John’s.
It was the second national title for the fencing program, as the men had won in 1964.
Earning Princeton’s first national championship of the academic year was the field hockey team in the Fall of 2012. The Tigers returned four U.S. National Team members and a pair of London Summer Olympians en route to the program’s and Ivy League’s first-ever national title in a 3-2 comeback win over No. 1 North Carolina.
The following teams are expected to attend the event:
Duke University: Men’s Lacrosse
Indiana University: Men’s Soccer
Oklahoma State University: Men’s Cross Country
Princeton University: Fencing
Princeton University: Field Hockey
Stanford University: Women’s Tennis
University of Alabama: Men’s Golf
University of California, Irvine: Men’s Volleyball
University of Colorado, Boulder: Men’s Cross Country
University of Kansas: Women’s Outdoor Track and Field
University of Minnesota: Women’s Hockey
University of North Carolina: Women’s Lacrosse
University of North Carolina: Women’s Soccer
University of Oklahoma: Softball
University of Southern California: Men’s Water Polo
University of Southern California: Women’s Water Polo
University of Virginia: Men’s Tennis
West Virginia University: Rifle
Yale University: Men’s Hockey