CAPE TOWN, South Africa The Penn women’s squash team is embarking this evening on a ten-day journey to South Africa, during which they will sample the local culture and get a chance to take on some top international squash talent. All the while, members of the team will contribute blogs that will be posted regularly on PennAthletics.com.
“We are very excited about this trip,” said head coach Jack Wyant. “We will be the first Penn team ever to visit South Africa, and we are hoping that this trip will not only be a memorable experience for our athletes but also an opportunity to spread the name of the University of Pennsylvania worldwide.”
Senior co-captains Lauralynn Drury and Elizabeth Kern echoed the excitement of their coach.
“We knew that we were going to be taking a trip this year, but it was thrilling to find out that we would be going to South Africa,” said Drury.
“This is going to be such a new and amazing experience for all of us that we can’t wait to get there,” added Kern.
The team has an action-packed itinerary, with squash training sessions starting just hours after arriving in the country on Tuesday, but also with plenty of time allocated for sightseeing at such famous destinations as the “Twelve Apostles” and the southernmost tip of the African continent.
“None of us really know what to expect,” said senior Chloe Wynne. “All we know is that this is going to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.”
Several members of the team will contribute blog entries to PennAthletics.com, so check back in the coming days for updates on the team’s travels.