Trinity Women's Squash Players Receive Post-Season Honors For Academics

Trinity Women's Squash Players Receive Post-Season Honors For Academics

Hartford, Conn. - Trinity College women's squash tri-captain Raneem Sharaf (Cairo, Egypt) was named to the Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Athlete Team by the Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine.  Sharaf also joined junior Jenny Haley (Newport, Wales) and sophomore Salma Alam El Din (Cairo, Egypt) on the 2017-18 New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Winter All-Academic Team, and was selected to represent Trinity women's squash on the 2017-18 NESCAC All-Sportsmanship Team.  

The magazine established the Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars Awards to honor undergraduate students of color who best exemplify academic and athletic achievement. The award was inspired by tennis legend Arthur Ashe Jr.'s commitment to education and excellence on the tennis court. In addition to their athletic ability, Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars must exhibit academic excellence and community activism. To be eligible, students have to compete in an intercollegiate sport, maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher, and be at least a sophomore academically.​ The honor covers all student athletes who competed during the 2017 calendar year. To receive NESCAC All-Academic recognition, an individual must have reached sophomore academic standing and be a varsity letter winner with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.40.  

The NESCAC All-Sportsmanship Team recognizes student-athletes from each conference varsity sport who have demonstrated outstanding dedication to sportsmanship. These student-athletes exhibit respect for themselves, teammates, coaches, opponents, and spectators. They display sportsmanship not only as a participant in their sport but also as a spectator and in their everyday lives. Through their positive actions and example, these student-athletes inspire others to adhere to the quality of sportsmanship that the NESCAC and the NCAA endorse.  The All-Sportsmanship Team is composed of one student-athlete from each institution for each sport and is selected by the players and coaches from their respective team for their positive contributions to sportsmanship. In order to be eligible for selection, student-athletes must be in good academic standing and a member of the team at the conclusion of the season.

Sharaf was selected as one of three finalists for the 2018 Betty Richey Women's Squash Award, given annually to the player who best exemplifies the ideals of squash in her love of and devotion to the game, her strong sense of fairness, and her excellence of play and leadership. Sharaf was also named to the College Squash Association (CSA) All-American First Team as well as the All-New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) First Team. Sharaf posted a 14-6 record in this winter playing at the top of the Bantam lineup and is one of four players to rack up All-NESCAC First Team honors in all four years of her career. Sharaf also a four-time CSA All-American, posted a 57-19 record in her career.  A graduate of October Language, Sharaf is majoring in mechanical engineering at Trinity.

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