To many of you, the name Maggie Shealy (GRAD) should ring a bell. Shealy wowed the Brandeis and national fencing community after an impressive fencing career for the Judges. Just last season, she topped off her undergraduate career with a third-place finish in the overall sabre competition at the 2023 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) National Fencing Championships. Maggie was also named the 2022-2023 Co-national and Division III Women’s Sabre Fencer of the Year. Not to mention that she also has several All-Academic awards for her great success in the classroom.
This year, Shealy is back at Brandeis to complete her graduate degree and compete another season for the Judges’ fencing team.
With this being said, Shealy is in Colorado Springs this week to train with the United States Olympic Fencing team. As she placed in the top 12 for the National Sabre Championships, Shealy was invited to train with the U.S. National Team. At this training she will be serving as a sparring partner for four of the top American fencers who are projected to compete at the 2024 Paris Olympics.
While she completes her graduate classes here at Brandeis, Shealy will be working towards achieving her goal of competing at the 2024 Paris Olympics this summer. If she were to make the Olympic team, she would be the Judges’ third Olympian in history.
The Brandeis community is excited for Maggie Shealy and her remarkable athletic and academic endeavors this year.