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March 24, 2011

Women's Squash All-Ivy -- 2011

PRINCETON, N.J. – Harvard sophomore Laura Gemmell (Toronto, Ontario) earned Ivy League Player of the Year honors for the second consecutive season, as determined by a vote of the League’s head coaches. Gemmell posted a perfect 6-0 regular season Ivy record at the No. 1 position for the Crimson and was also a unanimous selection to the 2011 All-Ivy women’s squash team.  

Gemmell was the runner-up at the 2011 College Squash Association’s Individual national title, falling to Yale’s Millie Tomlinson (Fr., Derbyshire, U.K.) in the 2011 Ramsay Cup final, 12-10, 11-3, 11-9. It marked Gemmell’s first career collegiate loss. She led Harvard to an 11-2 mark on the season and to a second place showing at the 2011 CSA National Team Championships.

Gemmell is just the fourth Ivy student-athlete to earn multiple women’s squash Player of the Year honors and the first since Yale’s Michelle Quibell earned the honor in 2004 and 2005.

After posting a 3-1 record in Ivy play and then going on a run to Ramsay Cup Championship, it comes as no surprise that Tomlinson was voted the League’s Rookie of the Year. She helped Yale claim the 2011 National Championship as well. She is the third Bulldog to earn Ivy League Rookie of the Year honors and the first since Catherine McLeod earned the distinction in 2004.

Due to ties in the voting, 10 additional student-athletes join Gemmell and Tomlinson on the 2011 All-Ivy Women’s Squash Team. In addition to Gemmell, sophomore Nabilla Ariffin (Penang, Malaysia) of Penn, Yale senior Logan Greer (Berwyn, Pa.), senior Jackie Moss (Calgary, Alberta) of Princeton and sophomore Jaime Laird (Calgary, Alberta) of Cornell were also unanimous selections to the 2011 All-Ivy team.

It marked Greer’s fourth consecutive All-Ivy honor, while Moss was named to the All-Ivy team for the second year in a row. Ariffin and Laird are making their first career appearances on the All-Ivy team.

Also helping to comprise the 2011 All-Ivy Women’s Squash team is Princeton’s Julie Cerullo (Brooklyn, N.Y.), Dartmouth senior Hannah Conant (Philadelphia, Pa.), Big Green sophomore Valeria Weins (Hanover, N.H.), the Penn duo of Rachel Goh (So., Kuching, Malaysia) and Annie Madeira (Sr., Berwyn, Pa.) as well as Yale’s Sarah Toomey (Norwich, Vt.). Cerullo and Weins, both sophomores, have earned All-Ivy honors for the second consecutive season. Toomey, a junior, has now made the All-Ivy team three years in a row, while Conant, Madeira and Goh have earned All-Ivy honors for the first time.


Player of the Year — Laura Gemmell, Harvard (So., Toronto, Ontario)
Rookie of the Year — Camilla Tomlinson, Yale (Fr., Derbyshire, U.K. )

2011 Women’s Squash All-Ivy^
Nabilla Ariffin, Penn (So., Penang, Malaysia)*
Julie Cerullo, Princeton (So., Brooklyn, N.Y.)
Hannah Conant, Dartmouth (Sr., Philadelphia, Pa.)
Laura Gemmell, Harvard (So., Toronto, Ontario)*
Rachel Goh, Penn (So., Kuching, Malaysia)
Logan Greer, Yale (Sr., Berwyn, Pa.)*
Annie Madeira, Penn (Sr., Berwyn, Pa.)
Jackie Moss, Princeton (Sr., Calgary, Alberta)*
Jaime Laird, Cornell (So., Calgary, Alberta)*
Camilla Tomlinson, Yale (Fr., Derbyshire, U.K.)
Sarah Toomey, Yale (Sr., Norwich, Vt.)
Valeria Weins, Dartmouth (So., Hanover, N.H.)

* - Indicates unanimous selection
^ - Due to a tie in the voting by the head coaches, the 2011 All-Ivy team includes 12 student-athletes.