A hardworking Witsie was chosen as the most improved squash player at the recent University Sport South Africa (USSA) tournament. Patrick Khumalo, a 26-year-old mechanical engineering student, was chosen at the 2011 USSA squash tournament that took place at Rhodes University in Grahamstown from July 4-8.

He has been Wits’s number one squash player for some time and said he was up against some tough competition at the tournament.  “I was very surprised when my name was called. I walked up to receive my medal and certificate. It was great,” said Khumalo.

Liz Chase from Wits Sport Administration said: “We are extremely proud of his success.” The Wits squash team placed 8th in the A-league at the tournament. They competed against 13 universities from all over the country, including University of Pretoria and University of Cape Town.

The tournament takes place every year at a different host university and a USSA Top 6 are also chosen.