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Samuel Kang
Year: Junior
Hometown: Singapore
High School: Raffles Junior College

At Princeton — 2013-14: earned First-Team All-America and All-Ivy League honors … ranked eighth at the end of the season … played No. 1 throughout the season and posted a winning record with nine victories … advanced to the CSA individual quarterfinals before falling to eventual champion Ali Farag … won five straight matches midway through the season, including wins over No. 1 Trinity and No. 3 Yale … went 4-3 against the Ivy League. 2012-13: earned First-Team All-America and All-Ivy League honors … ranked ninth at the end of the season … helped Princeton to the Ivy League championship while playing primarily at No. 2 … had biggest career win with 3-2 victory over Harvard during Tigers' 5-4 home win; Kang cramped late in fifth, but still managed a diving winner en route to win … went 4-1 at CSA individuals and won second-round consolation draw; was knocked out of championship bracket by 2012 champ Ali Farag; Kang took a game off Farag and dropped two others 11-9. 2011-12: earned All-America Honorable Mention during his freshman season … went 12-2 during his freshman season and helped Princeton win both the Ivy League and CSA team championships … outlasted Cornell's William Hartigan for a 3-2 in the national team semifinal to help push the Tigers into the team final … went undefeated against Ivy League competition, including crucial 3-2 win over Nigel Koh at No. 5 during Princeton's 5-4 road victory at Harvard … also had a 3-2 victory against Yale … his only two losses of the season came against Trinity.

Before Princeton — has been the top-ranked player in Singapore at his age range since U-15 ... won the 2011 national men's championship ... has represented Singapore in both junior and senior international tournaments, including 2011 Asian International Games ... won the Australian Junior Open and the Malaysian Junior Circuit in 2009; at Australian Open, upset top three seeds to win title and fought off two match balls in final set of eventual 12-10 win ... placed second at Japan Junior Open and third at Canadian Junior Open ... placed in top 8 at U.S. Junior Open ... captain of high school team that finished second at National Inter-School Championships ... awarded the Police Sportsman of the Year and HUSRA Sportsman of the Year ... nominated for Singapore Sports Boy of the Year Award ... has played for Singapore Combined Schools, United Condo Squash Club and Police Sports Association ... started playing squash at age 12.

Personal — born Dec. 25, 1990 ... son of Jeremy Kang and Kuda Vidanage ... father is a vice president and head of training at Hong Leong Finance; mother is a manager at the National Library Board ... has an older brother Abraham ... enjoys playing soccer and tennis ... interested in studying economics and psychology.

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