Philadelphia, Pa. The University of Pennsylvania women’s squash team finished the 2004-05 season ranked sixth in the nation by the College Squash Association. Individually, Paula Pearson finished the season ranked No. 14 in the nation and Radhika Ahluwalia closed out the season with a No. 23 ranking while two other members of the Red and Blue were ranked in the top-40.
Said Head Coach Jack Wyant, "I am pleased with the final ranking.All of our top four players attained a top-40 ranking and all are underclasswomen.I expect them to put in hard work this spring and summer, resulting in better squash and improved rankings next season.Looking forward, each of these players has a tremendous opportunity make a considerable impact on college squash here at Penn.With effort and self-belief I know they'll get it done."
The Quakers closed out the 2004-05 season with a 4-5 overall record and a 2-3 mark against Ivy League competition. Pearson was named to the All-Ivy team for the second-consecutive year for her success throughout the season and was also named second-team All-American for the second time. Penn will return all but one starter for the 2005-06 season.
Written by Jennifer Hildebrand, athletic communications assistant