Jackie Shea Named Kurtz Cup Player of the Tournament

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George Washington women's squash senior Jackie Shea played an integral role in the Colonials' Kurtz Cup Championship at last month's College Squash Association (CSA) Team Championships and as a result has been named the Player of the Tournament.

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Shea went 2-1 in three matches during GW's championship run, providing key victories on the final two days that allowed the Colonials to earn consecutive 5-4 victories over higher-ranked opponents.

In the semifinal match against Brown, the match was tied 4-4 when Shea took the court against Emily Richmond. After falling in the opening set, Shea rattled off three straight victories to clinch the match (10-12, 11-4, 11-9, 11-5) and send the Colonials to the Kurtz Cup Championship.

In the finals against Columbia, GW found itself in an early 4-2 hole but a key 3-0 sweep by Shea over Reyna Pacheco at No. 4 ignited a comeback that resulted in the program's first-ever Kurtz Cup Championship.

Shea concludes her four-year career as the program's all-time career wins leader with 45 victories. 

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