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Individuals (W)

Updated April 10, 2013

A women’s national intercollegiate individual tournament has been held since 1965, when Vassar’s Katherine Allabough defeated seven other players in a tournament at Wellesley.

Held at the end of the college squash season, the individual tournament features two divisions: an A division, in which the top 32 players in the nation compete for the Ramsay Cup; and a B division, where players ranked 33rd and higher compete for the Holleran Cup.

The Ramsay Cup, a silver bowl donated in 1974 by the United States Women’s Intercollegiate Squash Racquets Association (a precursor to the Women’s College Squash Association), is named for Gail Ramsay. As a player at Penn State, Ramsay won four back-to-back individual titles from 1977 to 1980, the first collegiate player – female or male – to do so. Ramsay, who was a two-time member on the U.S. national team, went on to win two United States doubles titles and seven mixed-doubles titles, and was ranked as high as number 2 in U.S. women’s singles. Ramsay worked as the head squash and tennis coach at Williams College for six years before becoming the head women’s squash coach at Princeton in 1994. She has led the Tigers to multiple national titles and has coached individual champions as well. She was inducted into the College Squash Hall of Fame as a player in 1995.

The Holleran Cup, a silver bowl donated by the College Squash Association in 2003, is named for Demer Holleran. A four-time First Team All-American, Holleran won individual titles in 1986, 1987, and 1989, competed on Princeton’s 1989 national championship-winning team, and won the 1989 Betty Richey Award, a top honor for women’s college players. As a professional player, Holleran won six hardball U.S. singles titles, six softball individual titles, ten national doubles titles, eight national mixed doubles titles, three world doubles titles, and one world mixed-doubles title. In her nine years as the women’s squash coach at the University of Pennsylvania, Holleran led the Quakers to their first national title and an undefeated season in 2000. After retiring from the University of Pennsylvania in 2001, Holleran founded the Fairmount Athletic Club in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. She was inducted into the U.S. Squash Hall of Fame in 2004 and the College Squash Hall of Fame in 2005.

INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONS – RAMSAY CUP (SCHOOL):

  • 1965, Wellesley College: Champion - Katherine Allabough (Vassar College)
  • 1966, Wellesley College: Champion - Susan Stephenson (Wheaton College)
  • 1967, Vassar College: Champion - Susan Stephenson (Wheaton College)
  • 1968, Vassar College: Champion – Katherine Allabough (Vassar College); Finalist - Jane Slocum (Smith College)
  • 1969, Vassar College: Champion - Jane Slocum (Smith College); Finalist – Sandy Servans (Wellesley College)
  • 1970, University of Pennsylvania: Champion - Beth Anders (Ursinus College)
  • 1971, University of Pennsylvania: Champion - Perla Hewes (State University of New York at Fredonia); Finalist: Beth Anders (Ursinus College)
  • 1972, Trinity College: Champion - Wendy Zaharko (Princeton University); Finalist – Sally Fields (Princeton University)
  • 1973, Wesleyan University: Champion - Lee Howard (Radcliffe College/Harvard University); Finalist – Barbara Sands (Dartmouth College)
  • 1974, Princeton University: Champion - Wendy Zaharko (Princeton University); Finalist – Barbara Sands (Dartmouth College)
  • 1975, Harvard University: Champion - Wendy Zaharko (Princeton University); Finalist – Emily Goodfellow (Princeton University)
  • 1976, Dartmouth College: Champion - Nancy Gengler (Princeton University); Finalist - Liz Munson (Yale University)
  • 1977, University of Pennsylvania: Champion - Gail Ramsay (Pennsylvania State University); Finalist - Cackie Bostwick (Trinity College)
  • 1978, Williams College: Champion - Gail Ramsay (Pennsylvania State University); Finalist - Liz Munson (Yale University)
  • 1979, Wesleyan University: Champion - Gail Ramsay (Pennsylvania State University); Finalist - Nancy Gengler (Princeton University)
  • 1980, Princeton University: Champion - Gail Ramsay (Pennsylvania State University); Finalist - Nancy Gengler (Princeton University)
  • 1981, Bowdoin College: Champion - Jane Giammettei (Pine Manor College); Finalist - Nina Porter (Trinity College)
  • 1982, Harvard University: Champion - Alicia McConnell (University of Pennsylvania); Finalist - Nina Porter (Trinity College)
  • 1983, University of Pennsylvania: Champion - Alicia McConnell (University of Pennsylvania); Finalist - Nina Porter (Trinity College)
  • 1984, Wesleyan University: Champion - Alicia McConnell (University of Pennsylvania); Finalist - Karen Kelso (University of Pennsylvania)
  • 1985, Williams College: Champion - Mary Hulbert (Harvard University); Finalist - Sophie Porter (Princeton University)
  • 1986, Princeton University: Champion - Demer Holleran (Princeton University); Finalist - Diana Edge (Harvard University)
  • 1987, Harvard University: Champion - Demer Holleran (Princeton University); Finalist - Diana Edge (Harvard University)
  • 1988, Dartmouth College: Champion - Diana Edge (Harvard University); Finalist - Demer Holleran (Princeton University)
  • 1989, University of Pennsylvania: Champion - Demer Holleran (Princeton University); Finalist - Hope MacKay (Princeton University)
  • 1990, Brown University: Champion - Jenny Holleran (Harvard University); Finalist - Berkeley Belknap (Yale University)
  • 1991, Amherst College: Champion - Berkeley Belknap (Yale University); Finalist - Jordana Fraiberg (Harvard University)
  • 1992, Princeton University: Champion - Jordana Fraiberg (Harvard University); Finalist - Berkeley Belknap (Yale University)
  • 1993, Trinity College: Champion - Vanya Desai (Harvard University); Finalist - Margo Green (Franklin & Marshall College)
  • 1994, Williams College: Champion - Jordana Fraiberg (Harvard University); Finalist - Margo Green (Franklin & Marshall College)
  • 1995, University of Pennsylvania: Champion - Libby Eynon (Harvard University); Finalist - Margo Green (Franklin & Marshall College)
  • 1996, Trinity College: Champion - Jessica DiMauro (University of Pennsylvania); Finalist - Ivy Pochoda (Harvard University)
  • 1997, Dartmouth College: Champion - Katherine Johnson (Princeton University); Finalist - Jessica DiMauro (University of Pennsylvania)
  • 1998, Amherst College: Champion - Ivy Pochoda (Harvard University); Finalist - Jessica DiMauro (University of Pennsylvania)
  • 1999, University of Pennsylvania: Champion - Julia Beaver (Princeton University); Finalist - Devon Kennedy (Brown University)
  • 2000, Williams College: Champion - Julia Beaver (Princeton University); Finalist - Laura Keating (Yale University)
  • 2001, Harvard University: Champion - Julia Beaver (Princeton University); Finalist - Amina Helal (Trinity College)
  • 2002, Yale University: Champion - Amina Helal (Trinity College); Finalist - Lynn Leong (Trinity College)
  • 2003, Trinity College: Champion - Amina Helal (Trinity College); Finalist - Runa Reta (University of Pennsylvania)
  • 2004, St. Lawrence University: Champion - Michelle Quibell (Yale University); Finalist - Amina Helal (Trinity College)
  • 2005, Dartmouth College: Champion - Michelle Quibell (Yale University); Finalist - Kyla Grigg (Harvard University)
  • 2006, Amherst College: Champion - Lily Lorentzen (Harvard University); Finalist - Kyla Grigg (Harvard University)
  • 2007, University of Pennsylvania: Champion - Kyla Grigg (Harvard University); Finalist - Kristen Lange (University of Pennsylvania)
  • 2008, United States Naval Academy: Champion - Miranda Ranieri (Yale University); Finalist - Kristen Lange (University of Pennsylvania)
  • 2009, Williams College: Champion - Nour Bahgat (Trinity College); Finalist - Kristen Lange (University of Pennsylvania)
  • 2010, Trinity College: Champion - Laura Gemmell (Harvard University); Finalist - Pamela Hathway (Trinity College) 
  • 2011, Dartmouth College: Champion - Millie Tomlinson (Yale University); Finalist - Laura Gemmell (Harvard University);
  • 2012, Amherst College: Champion - Amanda Sobhy (Harvard University); Finalist - Millie Tomlinson (Yale University)
  • 2013, Trinity College: Champion - Amanda Sobhy (Harvard University); Finalist – Kanzy El Defrawy (Trinity College) 

HOLLERAN CUP WINNERS (SCHOOL):

INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONSHIPS – RAMSAY CUP - BY SCHOOL:

  • Harvard University (14 Championships: 1973, Lee Howard; 1985, Mary Hulbert; 1988, Diana Edge; 1990, Jenny Holleran; 1992, Jordana Fraiberg; 1993, Vanya Desai; 1994, Jordana Fraiberg; 1995, Libby Eynon; 1998, Ivy Pochoda; 2006, Lily Lorentzen; 2007, Kyla Grigg; 2010, Laura Gemmell; 2012, Amanda Sobhy; 2013, Amanda Sobhy. 7 Finalists: 1986, Diana Edge; 1987, Diana Edge; 1991, Jordana Fraiberg; 1996, Ivy Pochoda; 2005, Kyla Grigg; 2006, Kyla Grigg; 2011, Laura Gemmell)
  • Princeton University (11 Championships – 1972, Wendy Zaharko; 1974, Wendy Zaharko; 1975, Wendy Zaharko; 1976, Nancy Gengler; 1986, Demer Holleran; 1987, Demer Holleran; 1989, Demer Holleran;1997, Katherine Johnson; 1999, Julia Beaver; 2000, Julia Beaver; 2001, Julia Beaver. 7 Finalists: 1972, Sally Fields; 1975, Emily Goodfellow; 1979, Nancy Gengler; 1980, Nancy Gengler; 1985, Sophie Porter; 1988, Demer Holleran; 1989, Hope MacKay)
  • Yale University (Championships 5: 1991, Berkeley Belknap; 2004, Michelle Quibell; 2005, Michelle Quibell; 2008, Miranda Ranieri; 2011, Millie Tomlinson. 6 Finalists: 1976, Liz Munson; 1978, Liz Munson; 1990, Berkeley Belknap;  1992, Berkeley Belknap; 2000, Laura Keating; 2012, Millie Tomlinson)
  • Pennsylvania, University of (4 Championships: 1982, Alicia McConnell; 1983, Alicia McConnell; 1984, Alicia McConnell; 1996, Jessica DiMauro. 7 Finalists: 1984, Karen Kelso; 1997, Jessica DiMauro; 1998, Jessica DiMauro; 2003, Runa Reta; 2007, Kristen Lange; 2008, Kristen Lange; 2009, Kristen Lange)
  • Pennsylvania State University (4 Championships: 1977, Gail Ramsay; 1978, Gail Ramsay; 1979, Gail Ramsay; 1980, Gail Ramsay)
  • Trinity College (3 Championships: 2002, Amina Helal; 2003, Amina Helal; 2009, Nour Bahgat. 9 Finalists: 1977, Cackie Bostwick; 1981, Nina Porter; 1982, Nina Porter; 1983, Nina Porter;  2001, Amina Helal; 2002, Lynn Leong; 2004, Amina Helal; 2010, Pamela Hathway; 2013, Kanzy El Defrawy)
  • Vassar College (2 Championships: 1965, Katherine Allabough; 1968, Katherine Allabough)
  • Wheaton College (2 Championships: 1966, Susan Stephenson; 1967 Susan Stephenson)
  • Pine Manor College (1 Championship: 1981, Jane Giammettei)
  • Smith College (1 Championship: 1969, Jane Slocum. 1 Finlist: 1968, Jane Slocum)
  • SUNY Fredoni (1 Championship: 1971, Perla Hewes)
  • Ursinus College (1 Championship: 1970, Beth Anders. 1 Finalist: 1971, Beth Anders)
  • Brown University (0 Championships. 1 Finalist: 1999, Devon Kennedy)
  • Dartmouth College (0 Championships. 1 Finalist: 1973, Barbara Sands; 1974, Barbara Sands)
  • Franklin & Marshall College (0 Championships. 3 Finalist: 1993, Margo Green; 1994, Margo Green; 1995, Margo Green)
  • Wellesley College (0 Championships. 1 Finalist: 1969, Sandy Servans)

HOLLERAN CUP BY SCHOOL:

  • Harvard University (2 Championships: 2008, Johanna Snyder; 2010, Katherine O’Donnell)
  • Princeton University (2 Championships: 2007, Kaitlin Sennatt; 2011, Katie Giovinazzo. 4 Finlists: 2006, Carly Grabowski; 2008, Margaret Kent;2011, Alexandra Sawin; 2013, Lexi Saunders)
  • Williams College (2 Championships: 2004, Clare Whipple; 2009, Jennifer Coxe)
  • Yale University (2 Championships: 2005, Lauren McCrery; 2012, Shihui Mao. 2 Finalists: 2005, Kate Rapisarda; 2009, Lexi Van Arkle)
  • Bowdoin College (1 Championship: 2003, Merrill Muckerman)
  • Pennsylvania, University of (1 Championship: 2006, Caitlin Russell)
  • Stanford University (1 Championship: 2013, Madeleine Gill)
  • Amherst College (0 Championships. 1 Finalist: 2003, Ashley Harmeling)
  • Trinity College (0 Championships. 3 Finalists: 2007, Fernanda Rocha; 2010, JoAnn Jee; 2012, Robyn Hodgson)