CLEVELAND, Ohio – Cleveland State University head fencing coach Andy Tulleners announced that Paul DiVenti has committed to join the Vikings for the 2019-2020 academic year.
"I am very pleased to have Paul joining the men's fencing program for next season," Tulleners said. "He is a great athletic talent joining our already strong men's foil squad. He is an outstanding student with tremendous team-focused enthusiasm, and we are looking forward to see how the team grows with him coming."
Hometown: Eldersburg, Md.
Fencing Club: Homewood Fencing Club
Coach: Austin Young
Major: Computer Science
Best Fencing Moment:
Earning my A-rating in foil last May and doing well at the November NAC in Kansas City.
What you're looking forward to at CSU:
I look forward to fencing with CSU's team, working on my computer science degree and living in the city of Cleveland.
CSU has everything I want in a college. I want to be a digital forensic scientist, and CSU offers a computer science major along with internship/co-op opportunities. CSU also has an NCAA fencing team. I like Coach Andy, the fencers and really appreciated their hospitality and team spirit when I visited the team back in September. Finally, CSU is located downtown in a great city, and I really liked the campus as soon as I saw it.
Hobbies and achievements:
- Member of the Liberty High School Chorale for the past four years
- Founder and captain of the Liberty high school fencing club
- Part-time captain and coach for the Homewood Fencing Club team
- USA Fencing High School All-American First Team (2016-2017, 2017-2018)
- USA Fencing All-Academic Team Honorable Mention (2016-2017, 2017-2018)
- Nationally ranked junior fencer
- Member of Eagle Scouts