The College Squash Association celebrated 100 years of college squash at the U.S. Open presented by Truist Sunday, October 8.
Sunday’s recognition officially kicked off the CSA’s centennial celebration, which is now expanding to a full year’s worth of activities paying tribute to 100 years of intercollegiate team squash. The CSA will announce more details on upcoming events and how to support the CSA@100 initiative over the coming weeks.
CSA Board Chair Margaret Gerety spoke of the importance of growing the college game and the Association’s goal to reach 40 varsity men’s and women’s programs by 2030. The CSA currently has twenty-four women’s varsity programs and thirty-six men’s varsity programs.
Gerety also offered a reflection on the recent passing of storied Yale coach Dave Talbott and his wife, Ann, who Gerety said ’embodied everything that’s great about college squash.’
Twenty of the ninety-six players competing in the U.S. Open were current or former college squash players including world No. 1 Ali Farag, world No. 5 Amanda Sobhy and world No. 8 Victor Crouin. A number of the professional players joined the CSA Board members, coaches and other former players present on court during the recognition.