CC Ho '13

How did your time at Groton prepare you for squash in college?
Groton is a busy place; it is an environment in which students are expected to challenge themselves, whether it be in the classroom, on the field, or up on stage. With the support and guidance from numerous faculty members, I began learning how to be comfortable being uncomfortable (if this doesn’t make sense, read it again because it’s worth itshout out to Mr. Gemmell). That one idea has been crucial to my experience away from the Circle. It has taken me to unexpected heights on the squash court and led me through paths I never thought I would take.

What was the highlight or favorite memory of your athletic career at Groton?
I don't have a favorite memory because there are too many! If I hadn’t gone to Groton I never would have picked up a squash racquet, so it has played a huge role in my squash career. However, Groton has prepared me for so much more than college squash and for that I am truly grateful to the faculty for supporting me along the way.

Athletics Accomplishments while at Groton
Three-time Boston Globe Independent School League MVP 
Captained team in 2012 
Placed third at 2012 and 2013 New England Regional Championships 
Went undefeated in the regular season over four years 
Ranked as high as No. 8 nationally in the U-17 rankings 
Also competed in cross country and tennis at the Groton School 
Three-time all-league selection in tennis 
A 2009 National and Pan American Junior Champion for girls singles badminton (Under-15 division) 
Ranked among the top 10 golfers aged 14 to 18 in New England in 2011

CC's Stanford athletic profile
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