Three Virginia squash players earned All-America honors, the College Squash Association announced March 24.
On the men’s side, freshman Aly Hussein was named to the first team and freshman Omar El Torkey was named to the second team. On the women’s side, sophomore Emma Jinks was named to the second team as well.
This marks the first time in Virginia Squash history that any Cavalier — much less three — was named to an All-America team.
All three Virginia players competed in the A-Level division of the CSA Individual Championships the weekend of March 6. In their respective competitions, Hussein placed in the top eight, El Torkey in the top 12 and Jinks in the top 16.
The accomplishment marks the ends of dominant seasons for all three players. The trio of Cavaliers posted a combined record of 47-17 over the course of the season and collected multiple honors and titles in the process.
El Torkey had an overall 17-4 record with just one loss during the regular season. Hussein — Virginia’s No. 1 — had the similarly impressive record of 18-2. Further, Jinks led the Cavalier women in position one and finished the year with a 12-11 record.
All three standouts are set to return next season and continue their strong performances for Virginia Squash.