The Harvard women's squash team captured the Howe Cup for the third time in its history this past weekend New Haven, Ct.
Initiated in 1976, the prestigious Howe Cup is one of the biggest tournaments in intercollegiate squash. Because of the Crimson's win. Harvard clinched the National Seven Woman title.
The seven-player round-robin contest was dominated by the favored Crimson, which dropped only four matches in the entire tournament.
Harvard had an amazing weekend not only in its team competition, sweeping all six of its opponents, but it had a special side attraction as well. Diana Edge, Harvard's number one player and a three-time All-Ivy selection was presented with the coveted Betty Ritichie Award--an honor symbolic of an all around outstanding person in women's intercollegiate squash. Edge was selected by the nation's coaches and team captains.
"She's a wonderful person and deserves it so much," teammate Jenny Holleran said. "I've never had a better role model in conduct, play and attitude," Holleran said.
Edge, the number-two ranked player in the nation behind Princeton's Demer Holleran, led the Crimson in its sweep to victory. Friday, the Crimson defeated both Yale and Brown, 7-0, dropping only two sets the entire day. The raquetwomen had a repeat performance Saturday, also crushing Trinity and Dartmouth, 7-0.