PHILADELPHIA - Yan Xin Tan has built quite the reputation on the squash court during her time at Penn. First, she was named the 2013 Ivy League Rookie of the Year. Two years later she was honored as an All-American in a season in which the Quakers went undefeated in the Ancient Eight and captured the conference title.
Now, Xin Tan can add 2016 Richey Award finalist to that impressive resume after a regular season that saw her record a 12-1 record while captaining the Quakers to a their second consecutive one-loss season and the No. 2 ranking in the CSA going in the Team Championships.
The Richey Award is given annually to the women’s college squash player who best exemplifies the ideals of squash in her love of and devotion to the game, strong sense of fairness, and excellence of play and leadership.
Coaches will consult with their teams and vote on the candidates at the Women’s National Team Championships, with each team getting two votes: one coach, one team.
Penn has had three Richey Award winners over the years. The most recent Quaker to earn the honor was Runa Reta in 2003.