Michas, Ahmed Named CSA Scholar Athletes

Jason Michas (left) and William Ahmed (right) were named scholar athletes by the CSA (photos Gil Talbot).

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. – William Ahmed and Jason Michas, both members on the Harvard men's squash team, were named scholar athletes by the College Squash Association, the league announced Tuesday. To be considered for the honor, student-athletes must be a junior or senior, two-time varsity letterwinner and have a 3.5 grade-point average.

Ahmed and Michas, who served as the Crimson's co-captains, were an important part of Harvard's third-place finish at the CSA team championships.

Ahmed had one of his best years in Cambridge during the 2011-12 season. The Mill Neck, N.Y., native produced the highest winning percentage of his career with an .800 mark (4-1). The economics concentrator also went undefeated (3-0) while playing in the No. 5 position.

Michas, who finished the year with an 11-2 record (.846), proved to be a versatile player for the Crimson in his third year with the squad. The engineering sciences concentrator played in five different spots in Harvard's lineup, including a pair of wins in the No. 4 spot. Michas' biggest win came in the CSA team championship third-place match when he beat Ryan Todd of Cornell, 3-2 (4-11, 4-11, 11-9, 11-8, 11-6).

Harvard's third-place finish was the program's highest place since claiming third at the 2007 CSA team championships.