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Saumya Karki
Saumya Karki
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Thane, India
High School: Jai Hind College

2012-13 (Freshman): 
Compiled a 12-1 record in her inaugural collegiate campaign ... Picked up her first collegiate win at the No. 1 position Nov. 16 by defeating Boston College's Lilly Havens, 11-5, 11-6, 11-7 ... Swept Sarah Loucks of Dartmouth in the No. 4 spot in her Ivy League debut, 11-8, 11-8, 11-9, Nov. 28 ... Swept Princeton's No. 5 Alexandra Lunt, 11-7, 11-2, 11-8 ... Overpowered Kate Calihan of Columbia, 11-3, 11-4, 11-2, Feb. 2 ... Swept Cornell's Rachel Au, 11-5, 11-3, 11-9, on Feb 3 ... Rallied past Robyn Hodgson of Trinity, 8-11, 11-8, 11-9, 11-9, Feb. 6 ... Bested Yale's Gwen Tilghman, 11-7, 11-9, 11-1 Feb. 12 ... Trimmed Serena Fagan of Stanford, 11-8, 5-11, 11-3, 11-9 in the CSA Howe Cup Quarterfinals Feb. 15 ... Rebounded from dropping the first game to beat Penn's Pia Trikha, 5-11, 11-3, 11-9, 11-3, in the CSA Howe Cup Semifinals Feb. 16 ... Had one of two Harvard shutouts in the CSA Howe Cup Final against Trinity, blanking Robyn Hodgson, 11-4, 11-9, 11-5, Feb. 17.

Before Harvard:
Played varsity squash and basketball ... Captained the Jai Hind College squash team and Maharashtra at the Interstate National Team Championships ... Awarded the Certificate of Honor for commendable performance in 2003 by the Squash Racquet Association of Maharashtra ... Awarded the Rolling Trophy for the most promising girl player in India in 2005-06 ... Awarded the Certificate of Honor for winning the title at Indian Junior Squash Nationals in 2006, 2009 and 2010 ... Earned the late Raju Chainani Award for the most promising girl player in Maharashtra in 2005-06 ...  Semifinalist at the World Junior Women’s Team Squash Championships in the girls U19 division in 2011 held in Boston ... Bronze medalist at the 2009 (Sri Lanka) and 2011 (Chennai, India) Asian Junior Team Squash Championships ... Silver medalist at the Asian Junior Individual Squash Championship in 2011 in the girls U17 division held in Amman, Jordan ... Winner of the Sub-Junior/Junior Individual National Squash Championships in 2006, 2009 and 2010 ... Champion of The Little Masters All India Junior Squash Tournament in 2010 and 2011 ... Earned C.C.I. Western India Open Squash Tournament championships in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 ... Won titles at the Bombay Gymkhana-HSBC Maharashtra State Open Squash tournament in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 ... Took Otters Open Squash Tournament titles in 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2011 ... All India School/College Individual Squash Open champion in 2006, 2007 and 2010 ... Earned championships wins at the Pune Open Squash tournament in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 ... Received Honors Certificate for Securing “Distinction” throughout her academic career ... Awarded the Governor’s Gold Medal for a seven aggregate grade ... Nominated as “The Times of India – Nie All rounder of the Year” in 2008-09 ... Nominated for the Principal’s Medal for exemplary leadership in 2010 ... Represented Jai Hind College and was the runner-up amongst 350 participants in “Numero Uno” ... Member of the French Club ... Nominated as the Head Girl in 2009-10 ... Member of the Interact Club and Junior Branch of the Rotary Movement ... Appointed as a Road Safety Patrol officer ... Member of the Eco Club ... Enjoys reading, trekking and movies.