Courtesy of Trinity Sports Information
HARTFORD, Conn. - Trinity College Head Women's Squash Coach Wendy Bartlett and former women’s squash All-American Amina Helal ‘04 have been inducted into the College Squash Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2019, as announced by the College Squash Association (CSA).
Bartlett is one of two coaches and five former players, including Helal, to be inducted in this year's class. Each inductee will be honored at one of two ceremonies scheduled for the second day of each CSA National Team Championship weekend.
Bartlett’s teams have won three Howe Cups, including back-to-back victories in 2002 and 2003. Eleven years after the first two championships, the Trinity women again reached the pinnacle of the college game with a Howe Cup victory in 2014. Along with the three titles, Trinity has finished as a Howe Cup finalist four times. In the 34 seasons prior to this year, Bartlett’s teams have consistently produced a record of 406-109 and won all 12 NESCAC Championships since the tournament was established. Bartlett was honored as the NESCAC Coach of the Year in 2012-13, 2014-15, 2015-16, and 2017-18. On an individual level, 40 of Bartlett’s players have earned All-American honors under her guidance.
Helal was a two-time Ramsay Cup winner, capturing the titles in her sophomore and junior seasons (2002 and 2003, respectively), bookending them with appearances in the finals in 2001 and 2004. During her two individual championship seasons, Helal also led Trinity to back-to-back Howe Cup victories during which the team went an undefeated 25-0. While playing in the No. 1 position for Trinity for all four years, Helal amassed a record of 65-8 and capped her career by earning the Betty Richey Award in 2004, given annually to the woman who best exemplifies the ideals of squash in her love of the game, sportsmanship, and high level of play.