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Glenn Balbus
Glenn  Balbus


New Fairfield, CT

High School:
The Masters School (NY)




Balbus Named CoSIDA Academic All-American of the Year

2016 Graduate is Sixth Selection in School History


Balbus Earns NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship

Senior is First Fencer in JHU History to Earn Honor


Balbus Named First Team Capital One Academic All-District

Balbus Repeats First Team Honors


Johns Hopkins Honors Six at Senior Athlete Banquet

Annual Department Awards Presented


Johns Hopkins Wins Four of Five at Philadelphia Invitational

Hopkins Upsets Ninth-Ranked Duke

Statistically Speaking: Tied for 12th in school history in career total wins (247) and tied for seventh in Foil wins (237).

2015-16: Finished with a record of 54-25• ranked third on the Foil squad in wins • tied for ninth (9-1) out of 77 at Temple Open • earned 200th overall career win at Temple • placed 20th (6-1) at Garret Open • went 5-3 at MACFA round robin • reached 200 career Foil wins in win over Army • won nine bouts at Brandeis Invitational • won all three bouts versus Boston College and MIT, also clinched Foil team’s win over Brown • picked up seven wins at Duke • won five of six bouts at JHU Invitational • went unbeaten (6-0) at Navy • went 7-2 at Philadelphia Invitational.

2014-15: First Team CoSIDA Academic All-American • First Team CoSIDA Academic All-District • finished 57-17, second most wins on Foil squad • tied for third (out of 83) with an 11-2 record at the Temple Open • led the Foil squad with seven wins at the Brandeis Invitational • went 3-0 versus Boston College and MIT at Brandeis • led Epee squad with eight wins (8-3) at Philadelphia Invitational • won five of six bouts versus Duke and North Carolina • went 7-1 in home MACFA round robin • won three bouts in MACFA round robin at Navy • placed second and had a combined record of 15-1 to help Johns Hopkins win MACFA Championship • finished in 31st place at NCAA Regional.

2013-14: Team captain • finished with an overall record of 80-29 • went 70-24 in Foil and 10-5 in Epee • ranked second on Foil squad in wins (70) and second overall on the team in total wins (80) • placed eighth with a 10-2 record at the Temple Open • went 7-4 at the Johns Hopkins Invitational • posted an 8-7 record at the Brandeis Invitational • won 10 of 12 bouts at the Philadelphia Invitational and 13 of 15 at the Duke Invitational • earned 100th career win at Duke • fenced Epee and went 10-5 at the Drew Invitational • went 10-2 at the Maryland Invitational • posted an 11-2 record in helping team win the MACFA Championship • finished 27th with a 1-3 record at the NCAA Regional.

2012-13: Finished with a 56-33 record • ranked second on the Foil squad and fifth overall in wins • placed 18th with an 8-2 record in collegiate debut at Temple Open • went 6-2 at the Haverford Invitational • won eight bouts at the Brandeis Invitational • won six bouts at the Philadelphia Invitational • posted a 6-4 record at the Duke Invitational • won six of seven bouts at the Johns Hopkins Invitational • placed seventh with an 11-3 record in helping team win the MACFA Championship • placed 20th with a 4-6 record at the NCAA Regional.

Personal: Glenn Balbus • son of Debra and Andrew Balbus • led team to 16-0 record in each of four seasons in high school • went 38-1 as a senior • three-time national finalist in various men’s foil events • AP Scholar • interned with Turner Construction at Madison Square Garden • majoring in mechanical engineering.

Career Record Foil Epee
2012-13 56-33 .629 0-0 .000
2013-14 70-24 .745 10-5 .667
2014-15 57-17 .770 0-0 .000
2015-16 54-25 .783 0-0 .000
Total 237-99 .705 10-5 .667