Ann Wetzel

National Champion 1964
National Doubles Champion 1952, 1956, 1959 and 1964

A product of Norm Bramall’s legendary women’s program at the Cynwyd Club, Ann Wetzel had a profound effect on women’s squash. A consistent shotmaker with well-honed strokes, she lost in the finals of the nationals six times before winning her sole title. She won four Pennsylvania state titles, eight Philadelphia & Districts and one Connecticut states title. Her most memorable win might have been when she broke Betty Howe Constable’s six year unbeaten streak with a crushing victory in the 1959 Pennsylvania states. A vibrant left-waller in doubles, she won national titles with Anne Mattson, Barbara Clement, Sylvia Simonin and Jane Austin Stauffer. Wetzel’s legacy off the court was most felt at Penn, where she started the women’s squash team in 1968 and coached until 1994. In 1973 Wetzel was one of the women who founded the women’s intercollegiate association.