NORTHAMPTON, Mass. – Six members of the Harvard men's squash team have been named College Squash Association Scholar Athletes, the league announced Wednesday.
Seniors Charles Cabot, Shaw McKean and Jason Michas and juniors Brandon McLaughlin, Tommy Mullaney and Gary Power each earned the academic honor. To be considered for the award, student-athletes must be a two-time varsity letterwinner, have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher and be a junior or senior.
Michas is a two-time recipient of the award. The senior co-captain went 10-1 in matches this season, playing primarily out of the eighth position. He also went 6-1 in Ivy League play to help the Crimson secure its first league title since 2006.
Fellow class of 2013 members Cabot and McKean were integral parts of the squad. Cabot went undefeated with a 3-0 mark playing at positions four and five, and McKean went 4-1, earning two wins at spots seven and nine.
McLaughlin and Power, who were both recently elected captains for the 2013-14 season, were also honored after stellar seasons. McLaughlin, playing out of the No. 2 position primarily, compiled a 13-3 mark during the season and went 1-2 in individual play, while Power was 13-5, including a dramatic, come-from-behind win in the national semifinal against Princeton to earn Harvard a spot in the title bout.
Mullaney rounded out the honorees, going 11-6 while splitting time at four different positions on the ladder.
Harvard finished the season 17-3 overall and 6-1 in the Ivy League. The Crimson went on to finish second at the CSA Team Championships, its best finish since 2004-05.