UND Roster

2008-09 Fencing Roster

Teddy Hodges


Height 6'2''
Class Junior
Hometown Salina, KS
High School Salina Central

Tough-minded competitor who providesdepth in athleticism for the foil squad … waswalk-on defensive back with University ofKansas football team in 2006 beforetransferring to Notre Dame, where he isreunited with his Kanza Fencing Center clubcoach, assistant Gia Kvaratskhelia.A very soundtechnical fencer who rises to the challenge inbig matches.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Ended the seasonwith a final record of 37-10 (.787) competingin the foil after sitting out due to transferringthe previous year … helped the men go 4-1overall at the 2008 NCAA WesternInvititational and compiled an individual recordof 10-1 at the event … posted an individualmark of 5-3 in competition at the New YorkUniversity Duals and helped the team accrue a5-1 record against the competition … earnedeight match victories (8-2) on day-one of theNorthwestern Duals … moved his individualrecord to 29-7 at the conclusion of theNorthwestern Duals after posting a day-twomark of 6-1 … continued impressive campaignat the Notre Dame Duals by tallying an 8-3record and helping the team earn a clean sweepof the competition posting a perfect 10-0ledger … earned the #17 seed in the Midwest Fencing Conference (MFC) Championshipsbefore dropping a dual in the round of 16 …helped the Irish finish second in the teamstandings at the conference championships.

PREP & PERSONAL: Lettered three yearsin both football and tennis at Salina CentralHigh School while training underKvaratskhelia at the Kanza Fencing Center …began fencing at age 10 … had a strongshowing at 2005 USFA Summer Nationals inCharlotte, N.C., as part of four-fencer teamthat won the open men[apos]s foil (Kvaratskheliaalso was on that team) while posting a seventhplacefinish in the cadet/U-17 individual event(in a field of 143) and finishing 11th injunior/U-20 bouting (field of 125) … placed32nd among huge field of 253 U-20 men[apos]sfoilists, at 2005 Junior Olympics in Arlington,Texas … starting safety for SCHS football teamthat won two state titles ([apos]04, [apos]05) … earnedall-league honors in football as a junior; allcountyand all-metro as a senior … helped caphis undefeated senior season by makinginterception in closing minutes of state titlegame, preserving final 29-21 margin over BlueValley Stillwell … helped SCHS tennis teamwin state titles in his sophomore and juniorseasons … his former teammate Jake Sharp wasthe starting running back for the 2007 KUfootball team … member of student counciland president of the National Honor Society atSalina Central … also was a state finalist inforensics competition … his grandfather, MerleA. Hodges, was an offensive lineman on theUniversity of Kansas football team … born Jan.23, 1988, in Salina, Kan. … son of Merle andMelissa Hodges … full name is TheodoreHutton Hodges … enrolled in the College ofArts & Letters with a major in English.