Academy News

Performing Arts | 5.25.19. Academy alum Thelonius Muhammad has been an integral part of the Academy programs and our resident web-master for sometime. Congratulations are in order as he heads off to the Johns Hopkins Peabody Conservatory where he'll be studying under the tutelage of world-renowned jazz artists. But don't despair, wherever possible he'll still be involved in mentoring our youth. While we'll miss his everyday charm, we are excited about the journey and are looking forward to the new and exciting music that this new and improved generation has in store for us. Music moves the world. Learn all about it here.

Women's Fencing | 5.10.19. Academy alum, Auset Muhammad finished her Senior season and Temple career with an impressive overall record of 186-129 which included a 41-33 mark in her final season...Represented the Owls at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic/South Regional for a third year in a row, placing 19th...Leading the foil squad at the Northwestern Duals, posting a two-day record of 17-9 going 2-0 vs. Stanford, 2-1 vs. Duke and 2-1 vs. UNC...Commenced the dual meet season with a 5-2 mark at the Sacred Heart Invitational, and went 4-1 later in the season at the NJIT Invitational...In her final meet of the season and Senior Day at the Temple Invitational, posted 5-5 overall including a 2-0 mark against #9 Penn...Helping the 7th ranked Temple Owls to a 23rd-straight team title at the NIWFA Championships and foil title. Read all about it here and here.

Women's Fencing | 3.10.18. Academy alum, Auset Muhammad finished the season in dual meets, going 50-40. With a powerful start to the season at Vassar's Traditional meet, she recorded an impressive record for the foil squad going 10-2 with perfect 3-0 marks against UPenn, Sacred Heart and Vassar. At the Penn State Invitational, she went 8-3, finishing 2-1 against #1Columbia and #3 Penn State....At the Northwestern Duals, she posted a 2-1 win against #8 Northwestern and Air Force marshalling in legendary Coach Dr. Nikki Franke's, 800th career win.....At the Temple Invitational, posted a 2-1 mark against. Penn State. Winning the bronze medal in foil at the NIWFA Championships, helping the #7 Temple Owls to a consecutive 22nd-straight team title and for the second year in a row, earning All-NIWFA First Team honors. She capped the season with an appearance at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic/South Regionals, earning 13th place and totaling out the season with a record high, 145 career wins. Read all about it here and here and .

Women's Fencing | 5.3.17. Our resident fencer-in-chief, Auset Muhammad ended the season in dual meets, going 67-41 overall and fencing in a remarkable 108 bouts for the lean foil squad...Tied for third at the 37th annual Temple Open... At the Penn State Invitational, went 2-1 against defending national champion Columbia...At the Northwestern Duals and while battling influenza, she led the foil squad with an 11-4 record, helping the Owls finish with a program-best record of 11-1....Helped the Lady Owls to victory over No. 1 Princeton, finishing 9-6 at the Temple Invitational which included a 2-1 mark against Princeton. She capped the season winning the bronze medal in foil at the NIWFA Championships, helping Temple to a 21st-straight team title and earning All-NIWFA First Team honors. With 95 career wins under her belt, she looks forward to the challenges in the upcoming season as the new foil Squad Leader. Read all about it here and here and here.

Wheelchair Fencing | 7.18.16. Wheelchair fencing allows physically disabled athletes the opportunity to compete in the sport of Fencing. The same level of instruction provided to able-bodied athletes is modified according to the nature of the disability. Wheelchair fencing is both adaptive and inclusive. Read all about it here.

Women's Fencing | 4.27.16. Our very own Auset Muhammad earned the Most Improved Player award in her rookie season as a Lady Owl. Her 2015-2016 debut season, recorded an impressive percentage; winning over 65% of her dual meet matches. Her overall record of 28 - 15 began with a cherry and white debut 17th place finish at the Temple Open....Saw limited action at the Penn State Invitational but capitalized, going 3-0…At the Temple Invitational, winning crucial matches against #7 St. John's, including a defeat of their First Team All-American...Went 4 – 1 at the Duke Invitational...Finished the Northwestern duals with an imposing mark of 11-2...Advancing as a finalist at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic/South Regionals, where she concluded her season with an impressive 11th place finish for the Owls. Read all about it here and here.

Performing Arts | 4.20.16. Having traveled near and far, Thelonius Muhammad is a non-competitive member of the United States Fencing Association, pursuing certification and licensure as a member of the Fencing Officials Commission but he is also the 2015 – 2016 Miles I. Tunnacliff scholar and voice-major at the 1200-acre wooded campus of the world-renowned Interlochen Arts Academy and is featured in the program's outreach video . Learn all about it here.