Hartford, Conn. – The Trinity College winter athletic teams placed 50 student-athletes on the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) 2015-16 Winter All-Academic Team. To be honored, an individual must have reached sophomore academic standing and be a varsity letter winner with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.35. A transfer student must have completed one year of study at the institution.
Of the 957 student-athletes named to the team, 294 were honored for the second time in their career, while 192 were recognized for the third time. In addition, 70 members of the group garnered both All-Academic and All-Conference accolades this winter and a total of 46 individuals were named to both the All-Sportsmanship and All-Academic Teams by the conference. Five individuals were selected to all three squads, including Trinity's sophomore men's squash player James Evans (Maidstone, England). The team also features three NESCAC Player of the Year's, including Bantam women's squash senior co-captain Kanzy El Defrawy (Cairo, Egypt). El Defrawy was selected as the NESCAC Women's Squash Player of the Year for an precedented fourth year, while earning All-Academic Team honors for the second time. This season, she finished the year with a 16-1 record as she helped lead the Bantams to a third-place finish in the College Squash Association (CSA) National Team Championship. El Defrawy also took first place in the Ramsay "A" Division at the CSA National Women's Singles Championships after posting three straight runner-up finishes.