The women’s squash team completed a successful season last weekend at Yale by finishing ranked # 7 in the country. Over 300 women and 30 plus teams from across the country competed in the National Championships. Stanford lost their first round match to Harvard (the eventual National Champion) 9-0 and then lost a close second round match to Cornell 5-4. Their final match was a decisive 9-0 victory over Brown University to end their season at # 7. Stanford was also presented the annual team sportsmanship award before their final match.
The team was lead this season by their trio of senior captains Pam Chua, Kerrie Sample, and Julie Koenig. They did an amazing job this year with their example of strong play on court and cohesive chemistry off court. Pam and Kerrie have been two of the top collegiate players since the day they arrived on campus. Pam has collected All American Honors every year and this year was awarded the most prestigious honor in all of collegiate squash, the Betty Richey Award! All 32 teams and their coaches vote upon this award. She won in a landslide vote. It is considered the MVP of college squash and recognizes sportsmanship and leadership. She is the first Stanford female squash player to receive this award. It was given 10 years ago to a male Stanford player, Rich Sherwood. Congratulations to Pam and the entire Stanford Women’s team!