GW Squash’s Flynn Named Finalist For CSA Richey Award
Prestigious Award Honors Excellence, Leadership and Devotion in Collegiate Squash
WASHINGTON – George Washington women’s squash senior Breanne Flynn has been named one of three finalists for the College Squash Association’s Richey Award.
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, her strong sense of fairness and her excellence of play and leadership.
Flynn joined teammate Anna Gabriela Porras last season as the only female student-athletes to earn All-American honors in GW squash history. The Dublin, Ireland native earned the honor after winning the Holleran Cup (B-Division) D-draw championship in the CSA Individual National Championships in 2016.
Porras was also a finalist for the Richey Award last season.
Flynn has played a key role in the ascension of GW women’s squash into the national spotlight, helping the Colonials to the 2013-14 Kurtz Cup (B-Division) Championship and an appearance in the Howe Cup (A-Division) following the 2014-15 season. Flynn shares GW’s single season record for most victories, 16, and is second on the career win’s list with 50 victories.
“Breanne has been a standout player for GW and a standout leader of the team for the past two years,” said head coach Wendy Lawrence. “She leads by example with a strong work ethic in all facets of her career at GW. I have never been so proud of one of my players as I am of Breanne. She is the finest young woman I have ever had the honor to coach and to know.”
Jenny Scherl of Yale University and Maria Elena Ubina of Princeton University were also named finalists for the Richey Award. The winner will be voted on and announced at the upcoming CSA National Championships, February 24-26, in Princeton, New Jersey.
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