Feb. 8, 2018

By Joanne Norell

NOTRE DAME, Ind. — Owing to impeding inclement weather, the University of Notre Dame fencing program has withdrawn from the Duke Duals.

The team’s scheduled Friday flight from Chicago to Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, was cancelled Thursday as heavy snow approaches the area.

Notre Dame will return to the strip as a team at the Atlantic Coast Conference Championships, Feb. 24-25, hosted by the University of North Carolina. Individual Irish fencers will compete at the US Fencing Junior Olympics from Feb. 16-19 in Memphis, Tennessee.


Joanne Norell, athletics communications assistant director at the University of Notre Dame, has been part of the Fighting Irish athletics communications team since 2014 and coordinates communications efforts for the Notre Dame men’s tennis and fencing programs, in addition to assisting with football communications and overseeing production of the football Gameday Magazine. Norell is a 2011 graduate of Purdue University and earned her master’s degree from Georgetown University in 2013.