Just before the evening matches on the glass show court, sixteen of the over 280 2013-2014 US Squash Scholar Athlete Award recipients were recognized before hundreds of squash fans at the Daskalakis Athletic Center. Many of the scholar athletes on hand are here in Philadelphia putting their best effort in on the squash courts at Drexel University in the Senator Arlen Specter Pennsylvania Junior Championships—the seasons second JCT event.
Last month, US Squash officially announced the recipients of the 2013-2014 Scholar Athlete Awards, given to high school student athletes who achieved a grade point average of 3.5 in school and participated in at least four US Squash accredited events.
US Squash recognized the scholar athletes who participated in the junior squash season during the 2013-2014 academic year. Scholar-athletes came from public, private and boarding schools. In addition, nine student athletes were recognized as Scholar Athletes in all four years of high school.
The application for the 2014-2015 Scholar Athlete Award will be available in Spring 2014.
For more information and to see the list of 2012-2013 US Squash Scholar Athletes, please click here.