Ali Farag
Ali Farag
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Cairo, Egypt
High School: Modern Education Schools
House Affiliation: Quincy

2011-12 (Sophomore):
Finished the season undefeated with a 16-0 overall record ... Tabbed Academic All-Ivy ... Won the 2012 CSA individual national championship with five consecutive sweeps ... Named to CSA All-America first team ... Went 11-0 during the team's dual season at the No. 1 position ... Named first team Ivy League Player of the Year, Rookie of the Year and first team All-Ivy League ... Opened the season with a sweep of Thomas Mattson of Penn Jan. 14 ... Downed Trinity's three-time All-American Vikram Malhotra, 3-1, Jan. 21 ... Stormed past Benjamin Fischer of No. 5 Rochester, 3-0 (11-6,11-5,11-9), in the CSA team quarterfinals for his ninth win in 2012 ... Swept Nicholas Sachvie of Cornell, 3-0 (11-5, 11-7, 11-4) to clinch third-place for Harvard at the CSA Men's Team Championships Feb. 19 ... Beat Ramit Tandon of Columbia, 3-0 (12-10, 11-8, 11-4) in the CSA individual national championship match March 4.

Before Harvard:
Ranked No. 1 junior player in the world … Ranked No. 79 in world in the Professional Squash Association’s ranking among senior players … Won 2010 Junior World Championship … Spent his freshman season at American University in Cairo … Captained Egypt Junior squash team to world title in Quito, Ecuador in 2010 … Served as captain of Heliopolis squash team … Won British Junior Open … Other interests include soccer, tennis and music.