Squash - Varsity
The squash program is a relatively new addition to Walker’s athletics, but it is one that has been growing by leaps and bounds over the last few years. With practices on campus in our beautiful Centennial Center and matches against fellow NEPSAC schools, the squash program is open to advanced players as well as those athletes interested in learning a new sport. The team regularly competes in the New England Tournament at the end of the season.
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Squash - Varsity
Laila comes to Walker's from Wesleyan University, where she graduated with a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Data Analysis. She was also a four-year member of the squash team. Originally from Cairo, Egypt, Laila attended Westminster School in Simsbury, Connecticut before Wesleyan.
While at Wesleyan, Laila worked as a teaching assistant in the Data Science department and coordinated the tutors for the Wesleyan University Middle School Tutoring Partnership. As a squash player, she was the number one player on the team and graduated as the #4 ranked player in the United States in college squash. She was awarded the Bettey Richey Award which is given to the women's college squash player who best exemplifies the ideals of squash, a strong sense of fairness and excellence in play and leadership. Laila was named as a first-team All-American three times, and was twice the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Player of the Year.