Marauders’ Akerman is foiled again

Make it two conference titles for Jenn Akerman in two years of competition.

Jennifer Akerman (Photo: McMaster Athletics)

Jennifer Akerman (Photo: McMaster Athletics)

The Marauders’ second-year fencer provided the team’s highlight at the Ontario University Athletics Women’s Fencing Championship this past weekend, defending her gold medal in the foil event.

Akerman was the recipient of the Maître Ken Wood Trophy for her performance in foil, and was subsequently named an OUA All-Star. She also received the Dave O’Donnell Trophy for exemplary sportswomanship at the event.

Her efforts also earned her the McMaster Marauders women’s Pita Pit Athlete of the Week award.

Celeste Suart narrowly missed the medal podium for the Marauders in the sabre event, finishing fourth. Meanwhile, in the team events, McMaster finished fourth in the sabre competition and fifth in the foil. Those results were enough to propel the Marauders to a fifth-place finish in the overall standings.


1.) Queen’s – 251 points
2.) Carleton – 182 points
3.) RMC – 167 points
4.) Ottawa – 138 points
5.) McMaster – 124 points
6.) Ryerson – 119 points
7.) Toronto – 113 points
8.) Western – 110 points
9.) Brock – 59 points