GW Women's Squash Recruit Anna Porras Competes at World Junior Championships
July 30, 2012
WASHINGTON - The George Washington women's squash team will have its strongest recruiting class in program history joining the Colonials in 2012-13. Leading the group of heralded incoming student-athletes is Colombian standout Anna Porras, who is not only expected to play at the number one position on the ladder in her debut season, but also recently competed at the World Junior Championships in Doha, Qatar.
"Anna is the highest-ranked recruit in the history of the women's squash program," said head coach Wendy Lawrence. "Competing at the World Junior Championships has added to her already significant international tournament experience and we look forward to her playing No. 1 for us in the fall."
Porras competed as an individual in the women's singles draw. She defeated Germany's Annika Wiese in the opening round before falling to Emily Whitlock of England in the second round. After advancing to the consolation draw, Porras fell to Choi Uen Shan of Hong Kong.
The 2012 gold medal winner at the South American Junior Championships, Porras played scholastically at The English School in Bogota, Colombia, and was voted the Best Colombian Junior three times.
Porras will join nine returning letterwinners and four other newcomers on the Colonials' roster in 2012-13. The group of 14 will seek to capture the program's third College Squash Association (CSA) Team Nationals title in four seasons after claiming the Walker Cup in both 2010 and 2012.