CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Five members of the two-time defending national champion Harvard women's squash team were honored as College Squash Association Scholar Athletes for their work inside the classroom, the league announced Wednesday.
Seniors Eliza Calihan, Laura Gemmell and Natasha Kingshott, who were all recognized last year, and juniors Natasha Anzik and Georgiana Brinkley were all named scholar athletes. In order to be considered for the award, student-athletes must be a junior or senior, have a cumulative grade point average 3.5 or above and be a two-time varsity letterwinner at the school she is currently attending. The Crimson's five student-athletes is the second-most in the Ivy League, trailing only Brown, who had six.
Calihan went 8-2 as a senior, splitting time at five different positions. The economics concentrator went 8-0 in matches in the top nine, including a perfect 4-0 mark at No. 9.
Gemmell, who was also a three-time Academic All-Ivy selection, finished the year with a 14-3 record. A human evolutionary biology concentrator, she advanced to the quarterfinals of the CSA Individual National Championships to earn her fourth first team All-America selection.
One of the Crimson's two captains this past season, Kingshott ended the year with a 14-3 record, including a 14-1 mark during dual matches. The government concentrator had a perfect 7-0 record in Ivy League matches, and she won all three of her matches at the Howe Cup tournament to help Harvard repeat as national champions.
Anzik, who was voted as one of the two captains for next season, ended 2012-13 with a perfect 8-0 record. The government concentrator was 4-0 in her matches in the top nine, earning two victories at No. 9.
Brinkley rounds out the recipients for the Crimson. She went 3-1 this past year with two victories in the top nine positions.
Harvard finished the year with an overall record of 15-1. The Crimson won its second straight national title, outlasting Trinity, 5-4, in the championship match.