National Intercollegiate Women's Fencing Association

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National Intercollegiate Women's Fencing Association
(NIWFA)
National Intercollegiate Women's Fencing Association logo
Established 1929
Association NCAA
Division Interdivisional
Members 20
Sports fielded 1
Region Northeast (15 schools)
South (5 schools)
Website www.niwfa.com
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National Intercollegiate Women's Fencing Association locations

The National Intercollegiate Women's Fencing Association (NIWFA) is a women's collegiate fencing organization in the United States. The organization was founded as the IWFA in 1929 by two New York University students, Julia Jones and Dorothy Hafner and Betsy Ross, a student at Cornell University who based the organization on the male Intercollegiate Fencing Association.[1] The IWFA became the "National Intercollegiate Women's Fencing Association" in 1964 and called for a national championship, which it conducted annually among its membership. From 1980 through 2012, a national championship was also administered by the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women.

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  1. ^ "About the NIWFA: The Organization". National Intercollegiate Women's Fencing Association. Retrieved 2007-10-11.