Sedky earns rare fourth First-Team All-American selection

The senior has been honored by the College Squash Association for her fantastic final season as a Quaker.

Reeham Sedky of the women's squash team poses with a squash racket.

For the fourth time in as many years, senior Reeham Sedky of the women’s squash team has been named a First-Team All-American by the College Squash Association (CSA). She is only the sixth player in Penn women’s squash history to be named a First-Team All-American during each of her four years.

Sedky, from Sammamish, Washington, concluded her final season as a Quaker with a 13-1 regular season record (6-1 in the Ivy League), fourth in the CSA individual rankings, and the recipient of the Betty Richey Award, the CSA’s most prestigious honor. She advanced to the semifinals of the CSA Individual National Championships before falling to the eventual national champion.

“Reeham joins a special group of four-year First-Team All-Americans at Penn,” says Head Coach Jack Wyant. “Her play has been consistently excellent, yet she still managed to improve year-to-year. We will miss her on-court brilliance and off-court leadership, and look forward to cheering for her on the pro tour.”

As a freshman, Sedky compiled a 12-3 regular season record (5-1 in the Ivy League) and helped the Quakers progress to the Howe Cup final, where they finished second in the country—the team’s highest finish since 2010. She also reached the final of the CSA Individual National Championships and concluded her first season ranked No. 2 in CSA individual rankings.

Reeham Sedky prepares to the hit the ball during a squash match.
Photo by Penn Athletics

During her sophomore and junior seasons, Sedky was selected Ivy League Player of the Year.

She wrapped up her sophomore season with an unblemished 15-0 regular season record in Penn’s No. 1 slot, led the Red & Blue to a second-place finish in the Howe Cup, and made it to the final of the CSA Individual National Championships for the second straight year. At season’s end, she was ranked No. 2 by the CSA.

In her junior year, Sedky won the CSA Individual National Championship with a perfect 20-0 record. She became the first Penn woman to win an individual squash national championship since 1996, and the first female squash player in school history to win back-to-back Ivy League Player of the Year awards.