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Women's Squash Individual Champions

By: Princeton Athletic Communications
          Release: 08/07/2014
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Five of the sport's most historic names have combined to help Princeton win 11 individual national championships in women's squash. The first Tiger champion, Wendy Zaharko, won three titles (1972, 1974, 1975); Demer Holleran matched that feat with three titles between 1986-88, and Julia Beaver is most Princeton's most recent champion with three straight titles between 1999-2001. Both Nancy Gengler and Katherine Johnson won a title as well.

Princeton head coach Gail Ramsay is currently the only woman in women's college squash history to win four national championships in her collegiate career. She won the 1977-80 titles during her career at Penn State; that run included two titles over Princeton's Nancy Gengler.

Year Champion Runner-Up Location
 1972 Wendy Zaharko Sally Fields Trinity
 1974 Wendy Zaharko  Barbara Sands Princeton
 1975 Wendy Zaharko Emily Goodfellow   Harvard
 1976 Nancy Gengler Liz Munson Dartmouth
 1986 Demer Holleran Diana Edge  Princeton
 1987 Demer Holleran Diana Edge  Harvard
 1989 Demer Holleran  Hope MacKay Penn
 1997 Katherine Johnson Jessica DiMauro Dartmouth
1999 Julia Beaver Devon Kennedy Penn
 2000 Julia Beaver Laura Keating Williams
 2001 Julia Beaver Amina Helal  Harvard

Princeton has won two Holleran Cups, which go to the champion of the B flight at the national championships. Kaitlin Sennatt won the title in 2007, while Katie Giovinazzo defeated teammate Alex Sawin to win the 2011 title.

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