Ned Edwards had a spectacular intercollegiate and professional squash career which spanned over two decades.  At the University of Pennsylvania, Edwards made his most significant impact by winning the U.S. Intercollegiate Squash League championship in 1979.  In all four years at Penn, Edwards garnered All-America and All-Ivy League accolades.  Edwards was also a three-year captain for the Quakers.

 

After graduation, Edwards took to the professional ranks and found equal success.  He played on the U.S. National team in the World Championships five times, captaining the squad in 1983.  In 1987, Edwards won the North American Open championship and was ranked No. 2 in the U.S. five times between 1982 and 1988.  In 1985 and 1986, he was on the country’s No. 1 doubles team.

 

Edwards returned to his alma mater in 1990 for six years to act as the director of Penn’s squash program and as men’s head coach.