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Manik Datta
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Delhi, India
High School: The Scindia School

At Princeton — 2013-14: went 2-0 as a freshman … made his collegiate debut against Williams College and won 3-0 at the No. 9 spot … also won at No. 9 against Drexel.

Before Princeton — ranked No. 2 at the U-17 level in India, as well as No. 9 at the U-17 level in Asia … represented India in the Asian Junior Squash Championship for last three years … placed second at Indian Junior Nationals … took fifth at Penang Junior Open in Malaysia (U-15) … placed fifth in the men’s category in the National Games … finished third in the U-19 India Junior Nationals … captained U-19 state team and led it to its first bronze medal at nationals in team history … named Best Player of the Tournament after winning Central India Squash Tournament … also competed in shooting and badminton … won gold in the Inter State and Indian Public Schools shooting competitions … School Games Captain and Prefect … member of school council … recipient of the Eklavya Award, the highest sports award given by the state government for contribution to squash in the national circuit … received the best sportsman award by the school.

Personal — born Dec. 3, 1995 … son of Rakesh Dutt Sharma and Rakhi Sharma … father is a school administrator; mother is the head of a middle school … enjoys playing the guitar, outdoor adventure activities and reading books … may study economics.

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