Online College Panel Opportunity

USFCA is excited to share this unique oppertunity for college bound student athletes to take part in a first of its kind fencing virtual college panel series. Coaches this is a great resource to share with your parents and sudent athletes in these tough times to help them stay on track with college planning and preparations due to limitations in travel due to COVID. 


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Do you want to learn more about the college student-athlete experience?

Iman Blow, a recent Columbia University Graduate (CC ’19), 3X NCAA Champion, and Olympic Hopeful in Women’s Foil created a program to help you do so. 

The Aspire to Inspire National College Tour: The Student Athlete Experience for Fencers is a virtual college panel series that aims to make information about the college student-athlete experience more accessible.

This virtual college panel series (occuring on zoom) features top athletes from 15 universities/colleges across 5 panels. Each panel gives you the opportunity to simultaneously access information on several universities/colleges. Attendees will have the rare opportunity to hear directly from the student athletes themselves about what it was like to attend their college or university. This panel series is open for all ages, parents, athletes, and more. It will feature recent alumni from Columbia, Duke, Harvard, MIT, NYU, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Penn State, Princeton, St. John’s, Stanford, Uchicago, UNC and Yale.

The panels can be viewed live and on-demand for 14 days after the event with your registration. The panels are divided as follows:

New York City Panel: Live event Saturday, July 11th @12:00pm on Zoom featuring Columbia, NYU, and St. John’s

Ivy League Panel: Live event Saturday, July 11th @1:30pm on Zoom featuring Harvard, Princeton, and Yale

Big 10 Panel: Live event Sunday, July 12th @ 12:00pm on Zoom featuring Northwestern, Ohio State, and Penn State

ACC Panel: Live event Sunday, July 12th @ 1:30pm on Zoom featuring Duke, Notre Dame, and UNC

Top 10 Panel: Live event Sunday, July 12th @ 3:00pm on Zoom featuring MIT, Stanford, and UChicago 


Topics that will be covered by our panelist include:

Student-Athlete’s General Experience

Resources for Students and Athletes

Why They Choose Their Alma Mater

Application Process Considerations Based on Their College Experience

Short, Open Q&A

To learn more information or register CLICK HERE. If you have any question or concerns you can reach out to

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