Ghosh Named Assistant Women's Tennis Coach

Ghosh Named Assistant Women's Tennis Coach

AMHERST, Mass. – The Amherst College Department of Athletics announced the recent hiring of Sue Ghosh '16 as an assistant on the women's tennis coaching staff.

Ghosh returns to the women's tennis program after a sensational four-year career for the Purple & White that saw her garner numerous league and national accolades.

Captaining Amherst during her junior and senior seasons, the native of Gaithersburg, Md. landed on the All-NESCAC Second Team for her singles play in 2014 and 2015 and was named First Team All-NESCAC with double partner Vickie Ip '18 in 2015 after posting a 19-7 mark. The honors don't stop there for Ghosh however, with the three-time NESCAC All-Sportsmanship award winner (2014-16), also earning Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-American status in both singles and doubles as a junior after concluding her 2014-15 campaign with national individual ranking of 18 in singles action and a No. 4 ranking in doubles play.

"I am honored to be given this opportunity at Amherst," commented Ghosh. "The ladies on the team are all so talented and I am thrilled to help them excel further on and off the court. I had a wonderful time playing for Jackie [Bagwell] as a student and it's a privilege to now be able to work with her."

Representing the Purple & White in the NESCAC and NCAA Championships in all four years during her time in the Pioneer Valley, Ghosh helped lift Amherst to three-consecutive NESCAC Championship title matches, including a conference crown in 2014, a pair of NCAA semifinal appearances, and a national runner-up finish in 2014.

"Coach Bagwell's personal coaching philosophy and the Amherst athletics mission to emphasis both academics and athletics at a high level is something that has truly shaped me into the person I am at this point in my life," said Ghosh. "I hope I can pass down everything that I have learned to future AWT members and am so excited to be able to spread my influence onto the team."

A 2016 graduate of Amherst College with a bachelor's degree in Environmental Studies, Ghosh will also be working in the Amherst College Office of Sustainability after being awarded the Graduate Sustainability Research Fellowship.