National young squash player S. Sivasangari, who raised the bar in sports for many with her remarkable career, stole the limelight this year with all eyes in the competition which was held at the international level.
On 16th February, the 23-year-old Kedahan shared yet another feat she achieved – having named as the Ivy League Player of the Year. According to an announcement in the university’s official sports website, Sivasangari achieved a 12-0 winning record to start the regular season. The world No. 26 is currently the country’s No. 1 woman player.
According to the Star, the native of Kedah is Cornell University’s first player to have received the prestigious distinction. Sivasangari, along with compatriot and fellow university friend Lai Wen Li, have also been named for the All-Ivy League squad.
“I’m overjoyed to have been selected Ivy League Player of the Year! Shout out to the finest team I’ve had in Cornell,” Sivansangari responded through her social media platforms.
Harvard, Yale, Princeton, and Columbia are members of the Ivy League, which is fondly known as an American collegiate sports league that includes prominent and highly selective universities.
She became the youngest National Squash champion after winning at the 2018 Ohana 34th National Squash Championships. Sivasangari is now one of Malaysia’s aspirations to be the next Datuk Nicol David.
Congratulations on your mind-blowing achievement, Sivasangari. Keep making us proud!