Release: July 16, 2008
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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.
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.
Binghamton University--Yun Qu named assistant swimming &