By Michael T. Bello
Published Feb 21, 2012 at 12:00 PM ET; Updated Feb 20, 2012 at 6:52 PM ET

Northampton, MA — Clair Oblamski of Smith College and Marie Ozanne of Mount Holyoke College have been nominated for the Wetzel Award.

The Wetzel Award is given annually to the best senior women’s college squash player who learned to play in college. Winners of the award must show outstanding growth technically as a player (as evidenced by records and results), a sound understanding of the rules of squash, and positive on-court poise and demeanor.

Coaches or club team captains nominate players for the award and must submit certification that the player has had no squash experience prior to entering college. “Prior squash experience” would include recreational as well as any sort of formal training. For example, if a player hit for a few times in high school or took a squash lesson as a child, she would be ineligible for the Wetzel Award.

The women’s awards criteria stipulate that each “player’s nomination will be published on the CSA website prior to the National Team Championships (Howe Cup) to confirm their eligibility.” If anyone knows that either Oblamski or Ozanne played squash before college, they should contact the Executive Administrator.

Traditionally, the Wetzel Award winner has been announced at the Women’s National Team Championships.