Samira Baird
Samira  Baird

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Philadelphia, PA

High School:
Springside Chestnut Hill Academy

Major:
Political Communication


02/26/2017

No. 12 Women’s Squash Falls in Season Finale

Colonials take top two positions on the ladder

02/25/2017

No. 13 Women’s Squash Falls in Kurtz Cup Semifinals

Colonials take top third of the ladder

02/13/2017

No. 13 Women's Squash Drops Dickinson to Close Regular Season

Colonials split final two matches and turn attention to upcoming CSA Team Championships

02/04/2017

No. 12 Women’s Squash Rolls No. 16 Franklin & Marshall, 9-0

Colonials extend winning streak

02/02/2017

No. 12 Women's Squash Aims to Extend Streak

Colonials take on Diplomats in Saturday Matinee

2016-2017: Posted eight victories in her debut season ... recorded one win at No. 4, one at No. 6, five at No. 7, and one at No. 8 ... won her first two games of the season, including a sweep at No. 4 (11-0, 11-2, 11-1) against Nora Jandhyaia of Johns Hopkins ... defeated then-#19 St. Lawrence's Katie Walsh at No. 6, 11-3, 11-6, 11-3 ... helped give the Colonials an edge over Virginia to win the Jefferson-Washington Cup with a victory against Isabelle Ezratty at No. 7 (19-17, 9-11, 8-11, 11-6, 11-2) ... posted a win against Clare Thompkins of then-#16 Franklin and Marshall, 11-4, 11-5, 11-4 ... recognized on the GW Athletics Academic Dean's List.

High School/Club: Three-time All Inter-Academic League and All-MASA selection at Chestnut Hill Academy under head coach Rich Sheppard ... also competed at Philadelphia Squash Club coaches Doug Whitaker and Adam Hamill ... served as captain as a senior, helping SCH Academy to a ninth place finish at high school nationals in both her junior and senior seasons ... named Most Valuable Player as a junior after placing third at Silver Nationals ... won 2013 U.S. Junior Doubles Under 15 Squash Championship in April 2013.

Personal: Born Samira Elizabeth Baird on 9/5/98 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ... daughter of Robert Baird and Miriam Peskowitz ... has one sister, Amelia ... intended major is Political Communication ... interned in Hillary Clinton's campaign headquarters in digital media.

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