The Stories They Tell 3

June Johnson

In four years of fencing competition for the RIT women's team, June Johnson never lost a dual match. Captain of the squad for three seasons (1955-1957), the outstanding foiler was named Female Athlete of the Year in 1957. Competing in the Intercollegiate Women's Fencing Association, Johnson won the individual championship in 1957 and finished second in 1956. In the Amateur Fencers League of America, Johnson registered six firsts, one second and five thirds. During her career, the RIT women's team went undefeated in dual meet competition.

Johnson graduated from RIT in 1957 with a business degree in commerce and soon became engaged to Martin Siebach, a professor of electrical engineering at RIT. They married in 1958, went on to raise 13 children together, and by Johnson's own admission, she never touched a fencing foil again. However, this did not mean that her achievements were forgotten. In 1974 she was inducted into the RIT Sports Hall of Fame.

1974 RIT Sports Hall of Fame Program
All for One...
En Garde!
Family First
Fencing Foil
June in Action
June Johnson Engagement Announcement
June Johnson's ALFA Card
June Johnson's Finalist Certificate
RIT Sports Caricature