Baylor was one of only three high schools in the country with as many as eight fencers given All-American status by USA Fencing, announced by the organization on July 9.
USA Fencing recognized more than 600 outstanding high school fencers during the USA Fencing National Championships and July Challenge as members of the 2018-19 All-American Team.
In order to be eligible for the honor, student athletes must have earned a rating of E or higher during the 2018-19 season with A or B-rated fencers being named to the First Team , followed by C or D-rated fencers on the Second Team and E-rated fencers on the Honorable Mention Team. A total of 274 athletes were named to the First Team with 259 on the Second Team and 99 on the Honorable Mention Team.
Baylor's second team honorees were Creighton Arrington '21, Jeremy Brien '19, and Ryker von Klar '19. Honorable Mention went to Erik Fong '19, Kistler Hampton '21, William Ingraham '19, Jazmin Perkins '22, and Zachary Thornton '19.
Among the group, only 18 fencers received All-American honors in more than one weapon, and four of those are Baylor athletes - Brien, Fong, Hampton, and von Klar.