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Meagan Best (left) receiving her Junior Outstanding Sportsperson award earlier this year.

Barbados’ Meagan Best named High School All-American

Barbados’ top female and National Sports Council’s Junior Outstanding Sportsperson for 2019, Squash player Meagan Best, has been named on the US Squash 2019-2020 High SchoolAll-American list.

In 2019 Best also reached the gold medal match in the US Junior Under-19 Open to capture silver. She won the gold for Barbados in the Mixed Doubles of the Pan American Junior Squash Championships held at the Mayfair Lakeshore Racquet Club in Canada when she and Khamal Cumberbatch upset both the No.1 and No.2 seeds to claim the title.

Best had an outstanding 2019 where she also reached the gold medal match of the Senior Caribbean Squash tournament in Guyana in the singles. There, she also won the women’s double title with Amanda Haywood.

“I am grateful and indeed honored to receive my second consecutive All-American recognition,” said Best, a senior at Choate Rosemary Hall High School in Wallingford, Connecticut, USA.

“When I started high school at Choate Rosemary Hall, I never dreamt that I would have been recognized in such a distinguished way, and not only once, but twice. The experience of being a member of the Choate athletic program over the past two years has been an exceptional one. I truly enjoyed the camaraderie shared among our squash team, as we supported each other during the ups and downs of our journey together, and was especially proud of how we developed under the guidance of our Coach Jenn Pelletier whose experience, and calm disposition, particularly in tough situations, enabled us to achieve some amazing results as individuals and as a team. I will forever be thankful for the experiences gained on team Choate, and will always reflect with pride on my All-American recognition!” (CG)

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