UND Roster

2010-11 Fencing Roster

Avery Zuck


Height 6'2''
Class Senior
Hometown Portland, OR
High School Jesuit


Captain (2010, 2011)

NCAA Second-Place Finisher (2011)

NCAA Third-Place Finisher (2010)

NCAA Fifth-Place Finisher (2009)

First Team All-American (2010, 2011)

Second Team All-American (2009)

MFC Sabre Runner-Up (2009)

First Team All-MFC (2009)

Second Team All-MFC (2008, 2010)

AS A SENIOR: Concluded the year with a record of 34-2 to push his career Irish record to 135-25 (.844) … qualified for the NCAA Championship for the third consecutive year … earned fourth monogram … named a first-team All-American for second straight year … opened the season with a 10-1 record at the NYU Invitational, including finishing with a 3-0 sheet against Ohio State in the final match … went a perfect 12-0 at the St. John’s Challenge the following day, posting perfect 3-0 ledgers against Ohio State, Penn State, Harvard and St. John’s before getting the match off against Columbia … clinched the sabre win over Ohio State with 5-4 victory over Rhys Douglas before later clinching the overall match with 5-1 triumph over Nicholas Kotz … did not fence at the Notre Dame Duals … returned to the strip at the Northwestern Duals, posting a 4-0 record … ended regular season with a 5-1 showing at the Duke Duals, including a 3-0 slate against the host Blue Devils … clinched the sabre decision over Duke with a 5-4 victory over Anthony Lin in the ninth-and-deciding bout … after missing the Midwest Fencing Conference Championships, returned to action at the NCAA Midwest Regionals and claimed first in men’s sabre with a pool play record of 8-1 and a +18 indicator to earn qualification into the NCAA Championship … earned a top-four finish and a spot in the individual semifinals at the Championships after putting together an 18-5 mark in pool play bouts with a +47 indicator … advanced into the title bout with a 15-13 victory over Penn State’s Aleksander Ochocki before losing on the final touch of the gold-medal match, 15-14, to two-time NCAA Champion Daryl Homer of St. John’s … winner of the Notre Dame Monogram Club MVP, Walter M. Langford Memorial Award and Most Valuable Sabreur.

AS A JUNIOR: Earned the bronze medal at the NCAA Championships to earn first-team All-America honors … posted a season record of 34-7 … began his junior campaign with a 12-4 record during the NYU Invitational, clinching wins against Stevens Tech’s David Barth (5-2) and Ohio State’s Michael Douville (5-4) … registered six wins at the St. John’s Challenge, downing Stanford’s Lucas Jansen and Ohio State’s Robert Douville for clinching points … posted a perfect 15-0 record at the Northwestern Duals, clinching wins over Stanford’s Max Murphy (5-4) and Ohio State’s Robert Douville (5-3) … nabbed sixth at the Midwest Conference Championships, downing Lawrence’s Aaron Wright (15-1), Ohio State’s Trent Lundquist (15-4) and Notre Dame’s William McGough (15-7) before being narrowly defeated by Ohio State’s Bryan Cheney (15-14) … took second at the NCAA Midwest Regionals, losing to Ohio State’s Bryan Cheney, 15-8, in the final round … tied for third at the NCAA Championships with a round robin record 19-4 and an indicator of +53 … dropped his semifinal match to eventual champion Daryl Homer of St. John’s, 15-10 … named Notre Dame Monogram Club MVP and Most Valuable Sabreur.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Finished fifth at the NCAA Championships to earn second-team All-American honors … finished the regular-season with a 28-8 record … started the year by going 2-3 at the St. John’s Duals … rebounded at the NYU Invitational, finishing 11-2, including a perfect 3-0 record against third-ranked Ohio State … his 11 wins at the NYU Invitational led the Irish men’s sabre squad and included his 50th career win … in Notre Dame’s 15-12 come-from-behind win against Columbia at the NYU Invitational, Zuck ignited the comeback by beating Alex Rudnicki (5-0) to tie the match at 11-11 … finished 10-2 at the Northwestern Duals, with perfect records against Johns Hopkins (2-0), tenth-ranked North Carolina (2-0), Wayne State (2-0) and third-ranked Ohio State (3-0) … went 5-1 at the Notre Dame Duals … made a run to the semifinals of the Midwest Conference Championships to earn first-team all-conference honors … beat Andrew Kirchhman of Minnesota, 15-2, in the first round of the conference championships … in the round of 32 beat Lawrence’s Alex Chee, 15-8 … dominated Alex Gottschalk of Wisconsin, 15-6, in the round of 16 … knocked off Notre Dame teammate Barron Nydam, 15-10 in the quarterfinals … won a close contest against Ohio State’s Mikhail Momtselidze, 15-14, before losing in the finals to OSU’s John Friend,15-8 … made a run to the championship bout in the NCAA Midwest Regionals … downed teammate Keith Feldman, 15-5, in the first round of the final eight table to advance to the semifinals … in the semifinals, overcame Ohio State’s Dexter Wilde, 15-9 … lost to top-seeded Mikhail Momtselidze of Ohio State, 15-9, in the final … went 17-6 during round robin play at the NCAA Championships … his 17 wins placed him just outside the top four, which would have earned him first-team All-American honors.

AS A FRESHMAN: Had an impressive regular season (39-8) before finishing seventh at the NCAA Midwest Regionals … started his year with a 15-3 showing at the NYU duals … finished 15-5 at the Northwestern Duals … went undefeated at the Notre Dame Duals, compiling a 9-0 record … entered the Midwest Conference Champion-ships as a No. 4 seed before going on to earn second team all-conference honors … went 3-2 in the pool-play portion of the NCAA Midwest Regionals to earn a fifth seed heading into the direct-elimination portion of the tournament … advanced to the finals of the direct elimination portion with a 15-2 win over Detroit’s Doug Sollman and a 15-13 win over Ohio State’s Dexter Wilde … then lost to Wilde in the quarterfinal (15-14) and Ohio State’s Mike Momtselidze in the consolation bracket before beating Lawrence’s Nils Schaede in the seventh place match (15-8).

PREP & PERSONAL: Attended Jesuit High School while training for six years at the Oregon Fencing Alliance … had been a nationally-ranked racquetball player before transitioning to fencing as a seventh grader … has been nationally ranked in fencing since the 10th grade … took a stab at the senior-level competition during a North American Cup held in Sacramento (April `06) and had a solid placing of 27th at that event … also placed 15th in the U-19 sabre bouts at 2006 Summer Nationals … born Feb. 22, 1989, in Portland, Ore. … son of Jeremy Zuck and Anita Wentworth … graduated from the Mendoza College of Business with a degree in finance.

Zuck[apos]s Career Record

Year W L Pct. NCAA Finish
2008 39 8 .830
2009 28 8 .778 5th
2010 34 7 .829 t-3rd
2011 34 2 .918 2nd
Career 135 25 .844