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Beaver Inducted into Women’s College Squash Hall of Fame

Princeton UniversityStamford, CT — In March at the CSA Gala hosted by Chelsea Piers (CT), Julia Beaver (Princeton University, Class of 2001) was inducted into the Women’s College Squash Association Hall of Fame.

During her first year (1997 – 1998), Beaver became the first Tiger to capture both Ivy League Player of the Year and Ivy League Rookie of the Year honors. She helped Princeton go undefeated and earn its first national championship since 2001.

Beaver’s sophomore season served as a worthy encore. In team play, Beaver and Princeton earned their second consecutive Howe Cup (national championship). Beaver retained the Ivy League Player of the Year honor and captured her first Ramsay Cup (individual championship) by defeating Brown University’s Devon Kennedy.

A third team championship was not to be for Beaver. During her junior season, her first as captain, the Tigers fell to the University of Pennsylvania in the Howe Cup final. Beaver earned another Ivy League Player of the Year honor and her second Ramsay Cup by defeating Yale’s Laura Keating.

To close out her Princeton career, Beaver won her third consecutive Ramsay Cup, this time by defeating Trinity’s Amina Helal. Upon winning her third title, Beaver became only the fifth player women’s college squash history to capture at least three titles. At the time of the conclusion of Beaver’s career, Gail Ramsay, the namesake of the individual championship and Beaver’s coach, was the only women to capture more individual titles. Beaver became the first player to win four Ivy League Player of the Year honors.

Beaver, a four-time All-American, was presented with the 2001 Women’s College Squash Association Richey Award. The award is given annually to the women’s college squash 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.

Beaver was also recognized for her academic prowess. During her collegiate career, she was a three-time Academic All-Ivy League selection and a CSA Scholar Athlete.

Below is video of Beaver’s induction.