Kanzy El Defrawy, Women's Squash, Trinity College
Kanzy El Defrawy accomplished just about everything a college squash player is physically able to during a four-year career while also excelling academically as a double major in International Studies and French. The four-time First Team All-American and NESCAC Player of the Year certainly left her mark on the prestigious Trinity College women’s squash program. El Defrawy was a two-time NESCAC All-Academic honoree, a College Squash Association (CSA) Scholar Athlete and carried a 3.5 GPA. El Defrawy also tutored students who needed help in French and Arabic studies.
The Bantam co-captain was selected as the 2016 Betty Richey Women's Squash Award recipient by the College Squash Association (CSA), which is given annually to the player who best exemplifies the ideals of squash in her love of and devotion to the game, her strong sense of fairness, and her excellence of play and leadership. The Cairo, Egypt native was 20-1 this winter in her fourth campaign at the top of the Trinity lineup and won the CSA National Singles title in dominant fashion with 3-0 victories in three of her four matches in the tournament to finish as the nation's top-ranked player. One of the greatest squash players in Trinity history, El Defrawy has been an All-NESCAC First Team selection each year and earned the 2013 NESCAC Rookie of the Year. She has helped guide Trinity to the CSA National Championship (Howe Cup) Finals three times and to the Howe Cup title in 2014. El Defrawy also played her way into three other CSA National Championship Singles Finals and boasted a College-best 67-12 career record for the Bantams.