NEW YORK – The Columbia women's squash program has officially announced its incoming student-athletes for the upcoming season. The women’s team will add five newcomers to an impressive 2014-15 roster.
Hometown: Brooklyn, New York
High School: Phillips Academy Andover
Bernard was a four-year letterwinner for the Phillips Academy Andover women’s squash team. She competed at the top position all four years and earned team MVP honors in 2011, 2012 and 2014. Bernard is a three-time recipient of the Fagan Squash Trophy and two-time recipient of the US Squash Scholar Award in 2011 and 2012.
Hometown: Fairfield, Connecticut
High School: Deerfield Academy
As a four-year varsity contributor, Fulton comes to Columbia as a seasoned squash player from the Deerfield Academy. She competed mainly at the #3 spot, including winning the team title at New England Championships in 2011. Fulton was honored as Massachusetts Squash Most Improved in 2011 and held her highest US Squash junior ranking at No. 6. The three-time US Squash Scholar Athlete and senior captain comes to Columbia with a U19 US Squash national ranking of No. 32.
Hometown: Rye, New York
High School: French American School of New York
Rizk was a three-sport athlete for the Sharks, competing in Tennis, Cross Country and Squash. She was named team captain her season and was a model student-athlete on and off the court. Rizk entered the US Squash national rankings at No. 110 at the U17 division, but improved to No. 96 in the U19 division.
Hometown: New Delhi, India
High School: Modern School
Khanna arrives to Morningside Heights as a seasoned international squash player. In 2013, she grabbed a third-place finish at the U19 Junior Nationals in Indore, India. She also led her team to a third-place finish at the 2013 Asian Youth Games in China and returned in 2014 for another dominant individual third-place performance. Khanna capped her pre-collegiate career as the recipient of the Lady Sobha Singh Trust Award for Outstanding Performances and the Special Principals Prize for Excellence in Games and Sports.
Hometown: Malta, UK
High School: Millfield School