Fourth Annual Women in Sports Day Features Panel and Clinics

(l-r): Katline Couwels, Niki Clement, Amy Gross and Jenny Duncalf

The fourth annual Women in Sport Day took place during the 2017 United States Open at Drexel.

The day began with a special lunchtime panel discussion at the Daskalakis Athletic Center. Moderated by Katline Couwels (the director of MSquash), the panelists included Niki Clement (head men’s and women’s coach at Haverford College), Jenny Duncalf (world No.30 and PSA women’s president) and Amy Gross (former Team USA member and performance coach).

Jeanie Shanahan Honored With SquashSmarts Distinguished Service Award

Jeanie Shanahan was honored at SquashSmarts VIP Night at the United States Open tonight with the 2017 SquashSmarts Distinguished Service Award.

The executive assistant and officer manager at Philadelphia’s urban squash program, Shanahan joined the staff in July 2007. She had previously worked for a half dozen years at US Squash as an office manager; her older sister, Anne Farrell, was a US Squash staff member for twenty-six years.

Film Festival Features Squash on the Silver Screen

Three directors of films in the 2017 U.S. Open Squash Film Festival gathered at Drexel: (l-r) Mark Nolan (Blood, Sweat & Squash), Beth Rasin (Keep Eye on Ball) and Mark Funk (Behind the Glass).

The 2017 U.S. Open Squash Film Festival was a highlight of the fourth day of the tournament. The world’s first festival devoted solely to feature-length documentary films about squash, the festival was presented in partnership with Drexel University, The films were shown in the screening room at Westphal College of Media Arts & Design’s URBN Center Annex.