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CSA Announces 2024 Most Improved Teams

The College Squash Association (CSA) is proud to announce the recipients of the 2024 Most Improved Team Awards for the recently completed season. Colby College earned the Barnaby Award for the most improved men’s team while Stanford University captured the Women’s Most Improved Team Award this season.

The Most Improved Team Awards recognize a team from each gender division that has improved the most since the end of the previous season in both its final team ranking and the quality of the opponents it has surpassed. Both awards are voted on by the CSA coaches who represent teams from that division. View the full criteria here: Barnaby Award and Most Improved Team Award.

Barnaby Award – Colby College

The men’s team from Colby College earned the Barnaby Award after considerable improvement throughout the season. Colby improved five ranking positions from last season, moving from No. 23 in 2022-2023 to a final ranking this season of No. 18.

This is the fourth time Colby has won the Barnaby Award (1989, 1995, 1998) and the first time under Chris Abplanalp.

Most Improved Team Award – Stanford University

The Stanford women’s team are named the Women’s Move Improved Team in 2024. The women found themselves back in the A Division after an appearance in the C Division (2022) and B Division (2023). After finishing 11th in the nation in 2022, they surged all the way into the Top 5, finishing the 2023-2024 season 6 spots higher ranked at 5.

This is the second time Stanford has won the Most Improved Team Award after receiving the title back in 2016.