Parmacek Named Inquirer Performer of the Year

PHILADELPHIA – Announced Tuesday afternoon, University of Pennsylvania fencing senior Sarah Parmacek was named the 2014-15 Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Women’s At-Large Performer of the Year. In addition, Parmacek is one of 10 student-athletes selected to the Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Women’s At-Large team. On the men’s side, junior Shaul Gordon and senior Steven Yang were named to the 2014-15 Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Men’s At-Large team. The men’s and women’s teams were determined by over 29 sports information offices in the Philadelphia area, basing their votes on both academic and athletic accomplishments.

Majoring in International Studies and Hispanic Studies along with Wharton concentrations in Finance and Operation & Information Management, Parmacek was the 2015 Mid-Atlantic/South Regional Foil Champion and competed at the NCAA Fencing Championship for the second time in her career. At the Ivy League Round Robins this year, she went 10-5.

Parmacek, a three-time captain, capped off her collegiate fencing career with a 155-68 record. This is her second year in a row on the Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area team.

To be eligible for academic all-area consideration, a student-athlete must have at least a sophomore status, both academically and athletically, and a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.20.

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