Immediate Release: August 10, 2011
Contact: Terrence Lollie (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Binghamton swimmer Siu to compete in World University Games
East gold medalist will compete in four events
N.Y. Junior-to-be Tiffany
was selected by the University Sports Federation of Hong Kong,
China to participate in the 26th Summer Universiade in Shenzhen,
China this August as part of the World University Games (WUG).
The 24-competition event will take place August 12-23.
Siu, who is coming off a stellar sophomore season, will immediately
join her team for training in preparation for the WUG. This past
February, Siu won gold in the 200 fly at the 2011 America East
Championships. She also earned all-conference honors by finishing
second in the 400 IM and third in the 500 free. The team Co-MVP's
time of 4:55.70 smashed a nine-year old record held by now assistant
coach Yun Qu (5:01.30). Sius performance helped earn head
coach Sean Clarks staff America East Co-Coaching Staff
of the Year honors.
has always been my dream to participate in world class swimming
events," said Siu. "This is a great opportunity and
it will definitely be exciting to swim in a brand new pool and
compete with phenomenal swimmers from all over the world. My
goal during the games will to accomplish some personal bests
and qualify for the semifinals, as well as make some new friends."
The Games will commence in Shenzhen, China with opening ceremonies
on Friday, August 12 and continue until closing ceremonies on
Tuesday, August 23. Shenzhen is a coastal city situated close
to Hong Kong, in the Guangdong Province of South China. This
past January and February Erzurum, Turkey hosted the 2011 Winter
Siu, a native of Hong Kong, recently earned her second letter
as a member of the Binghamton swimming and diving program, completing
her sophomore year of eligibility. In high school she swam for
S.T.F.A. Leung Kau Kui College, where she earned numerous accolades.
Under the tutelage of Clark and his staff, she currently holds
five Binghamton school and pool records. During her first year
at BU, Siu set seven freshman records and held places on eight
of the programs all-time top-10 lists.
are thrilled to see Tin Wai (Siu) earn the opportunity to compete
for her country at the World University Games," said head
"She has been dedicated to balancing
her school work and her athletic pursuits in the two years she's
been at Binghamton and she's seen some nice success with both."
Sius primary events are the butterfly and individual medley,
but she is a very good distance swimmer as well. At the World
University Games Siu will swim the 400 IM, the 100 and 200 fly
as well as the 200 freestyle. Siu currently holds the Binghamton
school records for the 200 free and 400 IM.
incredibly proud to have Tin Wai represent our program, and I'm
excited to have her compete at such a high level," continued
Clark. "She does the work she needs to do and she is
as tough as they come. I think she'll really enjoy this honor."
Kaan Tayla ('06) is the only other Binghamton swimmer to compete
in the World University Games. Tayla swam for his home country
of Turkey in the 2005 Games.