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For Immediate Release: July 16, 2008
Contact: David O'Brian (dobrian@binghamton.edu)
Phone: 607-777-2956

Former BU All-American Yun Qu named assistant swimming & diving coach

VESTAL, N.Y. -- Yun Qu, Binghamton's first-ever NCAA Division I All-American, is returning to her alma mater to be the assistant coach for the men's and women's swimming & diving program. A 1996 Olympian for her native China, she has been the assistant coach at Iowa State the past two years.

"We are incredibly pleased to have Yun Qu back on campus," head coach Sean Clark said. "She returns with valuable experience as a motivator, technician and recruiter. She can have an even bigger impact on our program as a coach after
having been our first All-American in the water. Our athletes will benefit a great deal from working with her, and I'm excited to start the season already."

In her three-year undergradutate career at Binghamton, Qu was a two-time NCAA qualifier in the butterfly events and earned All-America honors with a 13th-place finish in the 200 fly at the 2002 meet. She was also the Most Outstanding Swimmer at the 2002 America East Championships and earned the conference's Scholar-Athlete honors in 2004. Qu graduated Summa Cum Laude from Binghamton in 2005 and went on to earn her master's degree at Ithaca College the following year.

Prior to arriving at Binghamton, Qu was a member of the Chinese National Swimming Team from 1993-2000. She placed fourth in the 200 fly at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. During all eight of her years on the team, she was ranked among the top 10 swimmers in the world in both the 100- and 200 fly.

Following her graudation from Binghamton, Qu was a student-assistant coach during the 2004-05 season. While earning her master's degree at Ithaca, she was an assistant coach during the 2005-06 season and helped lead the women's team to the New York State Collegiate Athletic Association championship.

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Binghamton University--Yun Qu named assistant swimming & diving coach.

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