GRANVILLE, Ohio — Denison University Athletics announced on Thursday that its men’s and women’s squash programs would be competing in their first season as varsity teams during the upcoming 2021-2022 academic year. The original plan for an inaugural season was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The addition of Denison’s programs brings the number of CSA varsity teams to 34 on the men’s side and 32 on the women’s side for the new season. The squash teams are the 25th and 26th varsity teams for the Denison athletics department.
The Denison men and women will continue to be led by head coach Pamela Anckermann, who enters her fifth year in that position. Coach Anckermann has helped guide the teams through the transition from club programs to varsity and throughout the pandemic. She will be aiming to build off the teams’ success during the last full season in 2019-2020.
“We eagerly welcome Denison’s teams to our group of varsity programs,” said CSA Executive Director & League Commissioner David Poolman. “Denison Squash is a storied program with a great history, which also helps expand the geographic footprint of intercollegiate varsity squash in the United States. Today’s announcement is a welcome development after a tough year.”
Please view the full press release about the new varsity teams here.