Anna Gabriela Porras
Quintet to Add Depth as Colonials Look to Return to CSA's Howe Cup (A-Division)
Porras Recognized for Athletics, Academic and Community Service Excellence
Prestigious Awards Honors Excellence, Leadership and Devotion in Collegiate Squash
Senior All-American Excelling as Civil Engineering Major
Porras Earns Third Career Honor While Ripka is First Men's Recipient
2014-15: Named College Squash Association (CSA) Second Team All-American for the third consecutive season ... led team with 11-4 record at No. 1 position on the ladder ... eight victories in straight sets ... yielded an average of 5.8 points per set in her eight straight-sets victories ... 4-5 victories against opponents from top-10 programs ... defeated Zandra Ho of No. 7 Stanford (13-11, 11-8, 11-5) on Jan. 4 ... beat Jenny Scheri of No. 4 Yale (13-11, 11-8, 11-6) on Jan. 25 ... nominated for Female Athlete of the Year at Fourth Annual Georgey Awards ... allowed average of 6.8 points per set in her 11 victories.
2013-14: Named College Squash Association (CSA) Second Team All-American for second consecutive season ... finished second on team with 15 victories against just two losses, all at the No. 1 position on ladder ... 13 of 15 wins came in straight sets ... defeated Yan Xin Tan of No. 3. Penn (11-13, 11-6, 14-12, 11-5) on Nov. 24 ... went 3-0 at CSA Team Nationals, helping Colonials to first ever Kurtz Cup Championship ... yielded an average of 5.7 points per set in her three matches at CSA Team Nationals ... allowed an average of 4.9 points per set in her 15 wins ... rallied from 0-2 deficit to defeat Nessrine Arrifin (10-12, 9-11, 17-15, 17-15, 11-6) of No. 10 Bates ... went 1-2 at CSA Individual Nationals.
2012-13: Became the GW squash program's first ever College Squash Association (CSA) All-American after playing to 16-4 overall record in debut season ... 15 of 16 wins came in straight sets ... yielded an average of 4.3 points per set in her 16 victories ... closed season on eight-match win streak, including a 3-0 mark at CSA Team Nationals ... posted 8-3 record against opponents from Top-15 programs ... named Female Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player at the Second Annual Georgey Awards ... went 2-2 at CSA Individual Nationals.
High School/Club: Competed with Club Campestre El Rancho for seven years and Bogota's League for four years ... recipient of Best Senior Student Award at The English School ... also an International Baccalaureate.
Personal: Born Anna Gabriela Porras Santolamazza on 2/25/94 in Bogota, Cundinamraca, Colombia ... daughter of Jose Porras and Martha Santolamazza ... has older sister, Maria ... enjoys piano and soccer ... aspires to be an civil engineer.