ACADEMIC INTEGRATION COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS

 
Ali Farag
Ali Farag
Year: Junior
Hometown: Cairo, Egypt
High School: Modern Education Schools
Major: Engineering Sciences (SB)
House Affiliation: Quincy

2012-13 (Junior):
Named Ivy League Co-Player of the Year and to the All-Ivy team ... Garnered First-Team All-America honors for the second time ... Finished the year 16-2 overall and reached the CSA Individual National Championship semifinals ... Earned Academic All-Ivy recognition for the second straight year ... Earned his first win of the season by sweeping three-time All-American Christopher Hanson of Dartmouth, 11-8, 11-7, 11-5, at the No. 1 spot Nov. 28 ... Defeated two-time All-American Andres Duany of Rochester at the No. 1 position, 11-7, 11-6, 11-1, to lock up Harvard's win over No. 5 Rochester, 5-4, Dec. 1 ... Topped fellow Egyptian Ahmed Abdel Khalek, 11-8, 9-11, 12-10, 11-7, Jan. 9 in a match against Bates ... Topped All-American Todd Harrity of Princeton, 5-11, 11-2, 11-7, 11-6, Jan. 13 ... Defeated Albert Shoihet of Western Ontario, 11-9, 11-5, 11-6, Jan. 19 ... In a rematch of the CSA individual national championship, dropped the first game to Ramin Tandon of Columbia, but rallied to win the final three, 8-11, 11-8, 11-9, 11-5, Feb. 2 ... Continued hot streak by beating second team All-American Nicholas Sachvie of Cornell, 11-7, 13-11, 11-6, Feb. 3 ... Held off Blake Reinson, 11-9, 11-8, 13-11, Feb. 7 ... Made quick work of Trinity's Reinhold Hergeth, 11-4, 11-6, 11-5, Feb. 12 ... Blanked Yale's Kenneth Chan, 11-3, 11-3, 11-4 Feb.18 ... Blanked Rochester’s Andres Duany, 11-5, 11-9, 11-9, in the quarterfinals of the Potter Cup Feb. 22 ... Knocked off Reinhold Hergeth, 11-4, 11-5, 11-5, in the Potter Cup final against Trinity Feb. 24 ... Reached the semifinals of the CSA individual national championships March 1-3. 

2011-12 (Sophomore):
Finished the season undefeated with a 16-0 overall record ... Tabbed Academic All-Ivy ... Won the 2012 CSA individual national championship with five consecutive sweeps ... Named to CSA All-America first team ... Went 11-0 during the team's dual season at the No. 1 position ... Named first team Ivy League Player of the Year, Rookie of the Year and first team All-Ivy League ... Opened the season with a sweep of Thomas Mattson of Penn Jan. 14 ... Downed Trinity's three-time All-American Vikram Malhotra, 3-1, Jan. 21 ... Stormed past Benjamin Fischer of No. 5 Rochester, 3-0 (11-6,11-5,11-9), in the CSA team quarterfinals for his ninth win in 2012 ... Swept Nicholas Sachvie of Cornell, 3-0 (11-5, 11-7, 11-4) to clinch third-place for Harvard at the CSA Men's Team Championships Feb. 19 ... Beat Ramit Tandon of Columbia, 3-0 (12-10, 11-8, 11-4) in the CSA individual national championship match March 4.

Before Harvard:
Ranked No. 1 junior player in the world … Ranked No. 79 in world in the Professional Squash Association’s ranking among senior players … Won 2010 Junior World Championship … Spent his freshman season at American University in Cairo … Captained Egypt Junior squash team to world title in Quito, Ecuador in 2010 … Served as captain of Heliopolis squash team … Won British Junior Open … Other interests include soccer, tennis and music.