Duke Fencing Welcomes Knight to Class 2022-23

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DURHAM – The Duke fencing team received its second signatory for the 2022-2023 recruiting class as a florist Sky Knight signed a national letter of intent to join the Blue Devil family.

Knight comes to Durham from Palo Alto, California, where she attends the Nueva School. She is a member of the Maximum Fencing Club of Maksym Petrov.

She comes to Duke with extensive international fencing experience and even won gold with the United States team at the 2019 Pan American Junior Championship. She won another gold medal with the United States’ Cup. cadet world in 2019 and silver at the 2020 Pan American Junior Championship.

On the national circuit, Knight is a 2021 North American Cup silver medalist at the Division I level and placed fifth in the July 2021 Challenge in the junior women’s foil division. She placed in the top 8 at the 2021 Junior Cadet Olympics, the 2020 Cadet World Cup in Poznan, Poland, and the Pan American Junior and Cadet Championships in 2019 and 2020.

Outside of fencing, Knight is an AP Fellow, National Honor Society Fellow, U.S. First Team Fencing, and U.S. First Team All-Academic Selection. She also volunteers with local animal rescues and with a summer program for children with developmental disabilities. She is also actively involved in the yearbook for her high school, track, choir, and guitar.

The Blue Devils open the 2022 roster on Sunday, Jan.16 at the Penn State Duals.

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