Chapters: Susan Devoy, Carol Owens, Shelley Kitchen, Jaclyn Hawkes, Kashif Shuja, Leilani Rorani, Joelle King, Louise Crome, Glen Wilson, Kylie Lindsay, Ross Norman, Tamsyn Leevey, Sarah Cook, Paul Steel, Lara Petera, Stuart Davenport. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 42. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Dame Susan Elizabeth Anne Devoy, DNZM, CBE (born January 4, 1964, Rotorua, New Zealand) is a New Zealand squash player who dominated the sport in the late 1980s and early 1990s. She won the World Open on four occasions. Born in Rotorua, New Zealand, Susan Devoy attended MacKillop College (later amalgamated with Edmund Rice College to create John Paul College). She first played squash when she was 6 years old, and turned professional at the age of 17. Her first World Open title came in 1985, with a subsequent win in 1987. Further World Open titles came in 1990 and 1992. For most of her career, the World Open was held biannually, a fact that stopped Devoy potentially doubling her tally. She did, however, win the coveted British Open eight times, a record only beaten by Heather McKay in the 1960s/70s and by Janet Morgan in the 1950s. In 1992, the year of her unexpected retirement, she was the Australian, British, French, Hong Kong, Irish, New Zealand, Scottish, Swedish and World squash champion. In 1986, Devoy was awarded the MBE, which was followed by a CBE in 1993. She is also noted for her charity work, being the New Zealand Patron on the Muscular Dystrophy Association. In 1988 she walked the entire length of New Zealand, over seven weeks, and raised $500,000 for that charity. Other achievements include being named New Zealand Sports Person and Sports Woman in 1985. In 1998, she became a Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit, the youngest New Zealander since Sir Edmund H...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=44838
|Title:||New Zealand Squash Players: Susan Devoy, Carol Owens, Shelley Kitchen, Jaclyn Hawkes, Kashif Shuja, Leilani Rorani, Joelle King, Louise Crome||Publisher:||Books LLC|
|Author:||Llc Books, Llc Books|
|No. of Pages:||44|
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