WALLINGFORD, Conn. – Haverford College's men's squash team was presented with the Barnaby Award on the last day, Sunday, of the College Squash Association national tournament hosted by Yale University.
The award is given each season at the championship to the men's team the displayed the most improvement from one season to the next. The past three Barnaby winners were Columbia University, Yale, and Cornell University.
Under third-year head coach Niki Clement, the 2012-13 Fords entered the Conroy Cup (D Division) of the CSA championship ranked 28th in the nation with a 9-5 record. Haverford closed out the 2011-12 campaign with a 4-13 regular season mark before rolling to a Serues Cup (F Division) title with consecutive wins over Bryant University, the University of Illinois, and the University of Virginia.
The Serues championship allowed Haverford to finish 2011-12 ranked 41st in the country. Though the Fords were unable to win a Conroy Cup match over the weekend they will still finish nine spots up, in 32nd, in the 2012-13 final rankings.