Ahluwalia, Pearson, Turner Named All-America

PHILADELPHIA - Juniors Radhika Ahluwalia and Paula Pearson and freshman Alisha Turner of the Penn women's squash team have been named second team all-America by the College Squash Association.

It is the third straight year that Pearson has been named a second team all-American. Ahluwalia was a second team all-American in 2003-04, and it is the first honor for Turner.

All-America honors are based on final individual rankings released by the CSA. The top ten players are first team members, while the next ten earn second team distinction.

Turner finishes the season ranked 14th in the nation after posting an 11-4 team play record and a 3-4 record in individual play in her rookie season. Penn's No. 1 player for the second half of the season, Turner was one of the team's most consistent players over the course of the season.

Pearson ends up ranked 17th following her stellar 12-3 season in team play. A team co-captain, she becomes just the fifth Quaker to earn three all-America awards, and the first since Runa Reta C'03 won four in a row from 1999-2003.

Ahluwalia, also a co-captain, went 9-5 in team play and 4-3 in individual play, finishing her season as the winner of the consolation bracket of the Ramsay Division at the CSA Individual Championships. She ends the season ranked 19th in the nation.