Dickinson squash player Amna Fayyaz '24 (international business & management) has been selected to represent her home nation of Pakistan in the upcoming Commonwealth Games, held in Birmingham, England, beginning July 28.
"I am thrilled and grateful for the opportunity to represent my country," says Fayyaz, who was previously named the 2021 Female Emerging Star of the Year at the Pakistan Sports Awards. "This has been a huge goal and dream of mine, and I am excited to participate in a massive platform like this. I would like to thank my team at Dickinson and at home for all the support!"
Established in 1930 and held every four years, the Commonwealth Games are an international competition among the 54 countries that make up the Commonwealth of Nations, an organization comprising 56 nations and 2.5 billion citizens across North America, Asia, Europe, Africa and greater Australia.
Fayyaz is currently the top-ranked player in Pakistan and was named to the First-Team All-Mid-Atlantic Squash Conference this season as a Red Devil after posting a 15-5 record playing in the top spot. The native of Islamabad carried her momentum from a strong regular season into the postseason by winning three consecutive matches at the College Squash Association team championships. Fayyaz brought down the best players from St. Lawrence, Franklin & Marshall and William Smith to help Dickinson secure a spot in the Walker Cup final.
"All of us within the Dickinson community are incredibly proud of Amna," says Richard Glanfield, Red Devil squash head coach. “This is a huge achievement for her—not only in getting to represent her country but to do so at such a prestigious event as the Commonwealth Games. We wish her the very best of luck!"
Published July 5, 2022