National Intercollegiate Women's Fencing Association

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The National Intercollegiate Women's Fencing Association (NIWFA) is a regional NCAA women's fencing conference, with both club and varsity members. Fencers must be NCAA-eligible to compete.



As of 2012, the conference has 20 members.


  • City College of New York (New York, NY)
  • Drew University (Madison, NJ)
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University (Teaneck, NJ)
  • Haverford College (Haverford, PA)
  • Hunter College (New York, NY)
  • Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD)
  • Mount Holyoke College (South Hadley, MA)
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology (Newark, NJ)
  • Rutgers University (New Brunswick, NJ)
  • Smith College (North Hampton, MA)
  • Stevens Institute of Technology (Hoboken, NJ)
  • Stony Brook University (Stony Brook, NY)
  • Swarthmore College (Swarthmore, PA)
  • Temple University (Philadelphia, PA)
  • United States Military Academy (West Point, NY)
  • University of Florida (Gainesville, FL)
  • University of Maryland (College Park, MD)
  • University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA)
  • Virginia Tech (Blacksburg, VA)
  • Yeshiva University (New York, NY)


The NIWFA season comprises two meets: the Christmas Invitational and Championships.

Christmas Invitational

The Christmas Invitational is an individual tournament open to NIWFA fencers.


Each team designates an A strip, B strip, and C strip in each weapon. All A strips fence each other, all B strips fence each other, and all C strips fence each other. Teams are ranked within weapons by total number of championship bouts won in that weapon. A small number of fencers qualify for individual championships based on their performance in the team championships, and compete for individual standings in standard pool and direct elimination format.

External Links

NIWFA website

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