Until Fencing.net shut down its service earlier this year, forum member AncientEpee maintained and shared an annually updated spreadsheet that tracked college recruiting commitments for graduating high school seniors.
With AncientEpee’s guidance, we plan to continue this initiative on College Confidential.
So, without further ado…here is a 2020 version of the kickoff post that traditionally started the (now renamed) annual “Unverifiable Rumors and Dubious Gossip” thread:
The purpose of this thread is to report crowd-sourced information about fencers who will be entering colleges in the Fall of 2020. While those who provide information here should endeavor to post as honestly and as accurately as possible, those who are reading this thread should be aware that the information is usually NOT from the fencers themselves and may be inaccurate. Attempts will be made to post corrections in as timely a manner as possible, but readers should be aware that inaccuracies are not always reported and even if reported, may take time to correct.
Therefore, coaches, alumni, parents, fencers, and other readers of this thread should not use any information posted here to take any actions without first verifying for themselves that the information is correct. This is the sensible way to treat any information posted on any thread on College Confidential.
Also, some fencers apply to and receive acceptances from more than one school. They usually post an acceptance even though they are waiting to hear from a school that they would more like to attend. So, seeing an acceptance here does not necessarily mean that the fencer will end up attending that school or fence for that school.
While many prospects have already received NLIs and/or LLs, neither is an official letter of acceptance. Since many schools send out these official notifications of acceptance around December 15, we hope to post the first report around the middle of the following week. So if you have any names, try to get them to me ASAP via PM if you want them in the first report.
If you send me a fencer’s name, please verify that you have spelled the name correctly, indicate the fencer’s gender and preferred weapon and, of course, provide the name of the school. (EXAMPLE: Tim Thomas (MF) — Harvard) Links to the sources of your information are also appreciated.
Updates and corrections can be posted on this thread and will be reflected in updated summary reports posted periodically. Thanks in advance for your help/cooperation and also to AncientEpee for his years of work and for his graciousness in allowing us to continue the effort here.