York University alumnus, Arthur Tauber, has been selected for induction
into the NYU Athletics Hall of Fame. Tauber, a 1942 graduate of
NYU's School of Education, currently splits his time between homes
in Manchester, New Jersey and Boynton Beach, Florida.
is one of only five fencers to ever win individual Intercollegiate
Fencing Association (IFA) titles in two weapons, winning the epee
twice and the foil once in the early 1940¹s. He was also
a member of five IFA individual weapon championship teams. Scoring
11 points in both the foil and epee divisions, and six points
in the sabre, Tauber's composite score of 28 points was the highest
ever scored by an individual at the Alumni Three-Weapon Trophy
their May 4, 1942 issue, LIFE magazine devoted an entire photo
spread to Tauber for capturing his third-consecutive individual
IFA title. After the 1942 season, NYU Hall of Fame fencing coach,
Miguel deCaprilles said, "When we speak of the NYU fencing
program, we are really speaking about Arthur Tauber."
along with fellow NYU alumni Dorothy Hafner deCapriles (1932-fencing),
Oleg Geller (1996-diving), and George G. King (1956-cross country
and track), will be inducted into New York University's Hall of
Fame at a dinner to be held on October 13, 2001. The four athletes
will be honored for their collegiate and lifetime accomplishments,
along with their commitment to NYU Athletics.