Claudia Lau
Claudia Lau

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Hong Kong, China

High School:
Diocesan Girls' School

Event:
Backstroke


04/15/2013

Lau, Oldershaw Selected to Compete at World University Games

Pair of Women's Swimmers Selected for World University Games

03/27/2013

Fifty-Nine Wolverines Named to Winter Academic All-Big Ten Team

Fifty-Nine Wolverines Named to Winter Academic All-Big Ten Team

02/23/2013

Pair of Top-Four Finishers Solidify U-M's Sixth-Place Big Ten Finish

Women's Swimming & Diving Comes In Sixth Place at Big Tens

02/22/2013

Four Place in 'A' Finals, Relay Sets Record on Day Three of Big Tens

Four Women's Swimmers in 'A' Finals, Relay Sets Record at Big Tens

02/21/2013

Oldershaw, Beidler Shine in 200 IM on Second Day of Big Tens

Women's Swimmers Oldershaw, Beidler Shine in 200 IM at Big Tens

At Michigan... Academics ... Academic All-Big Ten (2013, 2014)... Two-time CSCAA Scholar All-America Honorable Mention (2012-13) ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement (2012, 2013, 2014) ... University Honors (2012, 2014).

Junior (2013-14)... Academic All-Big Ten ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement ...Championship Meets...Finished 14th in the 200-yard backstroke, 23rd in the 100-yard backstroke and 60th in the 50-yard freestyle at the Big Ten Championships (Feb. 19-22) ...Regular Season ... Won the 100-yard backstroke against Michigan State (Feb. 7) ... Raced to a first-place finish in the 200-yard backstroke and a second-place finish in the 100-yard backstroke at Ohio State (Jan. 31-Feb. 1) ... Took second in both the 100 and 200-yard backstrokes at Purdue (Jan. 10 ) ... Won the 100-meter backstroke at the Orange Bowl Swim Classic (Jan. 3) ... Finished 15th in the 200-yard backstroke at the U.S. Winter National Championships (Dec. 5-7) ... Swam in two events against Indiana/Texas (Oct. 25) ... Placed second in the 100-yard backstroke and assisted in the second place finish of the 200-yard medley relay team vs. Iowa (Sept. 27).

Sophomore (2012-13) ...Academic All-Big Ten... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement ... CSCAA Scholar All-America Honorable Mention ...Championship Meets ... Finished 22nd in the 100-yard backstroke, 24th in the 200-yard backstroke, and 54th in the 50-yard freestyle at the Big Ten Championships (Feb. 20-23) ... Regular Season ...Swam two events vs. Toledo (Feb. 8) ... took first in the 200-yard backstroke, and took part in a second-place finish in the 400-yard medley relay vs. Michigan State (Jan. 25) ... assisted in one relay win, finished second in the 100-yard backstroke and second in the 200-yard backstroke vs. Ohio State (Jan. 18) ... finished sixth in the 100-yard backstroke, eighth in the 200-yard backstroke, and 14th in the 100-yard freestyleat the Hawkeye Invitational (Nov. 30-Dec. 2) ...swam four events vs. Texas/Indiana (Oct. 26) ... swam in four events vs. Wisconsin (Sept. 29).

Freshman (2011-12)... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement ... CSCAA Scholar All-America Honorable Mention ...Championship Meets ... Finished 16th in the 100-yard backstroke, 17th in the 200-yard backstroke, and 52nd in the 200-yard IM at Big Ten Championships (Feb. 15-18) ... Regular Season ... won the 100-yard backstroke against Michigan State (Jan. 27) ... second in the 100-yard backstroke, fourth in the 200-yard backstroke and fifth in the 50-yard freestyle at Ohio State (Jan. 21) ... won the 100-yard backstroke, fourth in the 200-yard backstroke and finished sixth in the 50-yard freestyle against Northwestern/Notre Dame (Jan. 14) ... fourth in the 100-yard backstroke and fifth in the 200-yard backstroke against Indiana (Jan. 7) ... fifth in the 100- and 200-yard backstrokes, and 11th in the 50-yard freestyle at the Hawkeye Invitational (Dec. 2-4) ... won the 200-meter backstroke and finished sixth in the 200-yard backstroke against Florida/Stanford (Nov. 4-5) ... helped set program record in long-course 200-meter medley relay against Florida/Stanford (Nov. 4) ... sixth in the 100-yard backstroke, and ninth in the 50-yard freestyle against IU/Texas (Oct. 28) ... second in the 100-yard backstroke, third in the 50-yard freestyle, and sixth in the 200-yard backstroke against Toledo (Oct. 22) ... made collegiate debut at Minnesota (Oct. 7-8), finishing third in the 100-yard backstroke, sixth in the 50-yard freestyle, and seventh in the 200-yard backstroke.

Prep... Diocesan Girls' School (Kowloon, Hong Kong) (2011) ... two-time Diocesan Girls' School Swimmer of the Year ... won 12 titles between A & B Grade at the Inter-School Swimming Championships during her four years.

Club/International... Dali Swimming Club (2002-11) ... Hong Kong National Swimming Team (2008-11) ... swam in three events at the 2013 World University Games (Kazan, Russia) ...received Outstanding Female Swimmer Award from Hong Kong Age Group Swimming Championships (2011) ... named Most Improved Swimmer by Hong Kong Swimming Coaches Association (2010) ... 200-meter Backstroke finalist at 2008 FINA Swimming World Cup ... won two gold medals at 2009 Asian Indoor Games (4x100m Freestyle, 4x100m Medley Relays) ... finished fifth in 200-meter Backstroke at 2009 FINA World Championships (Rome) ... swam four events at the 2010 Asian Games (Guangzhou, China) ... B-finalist in the 50-, 100-, and 200-meter Backstrokes at the Pan Pacific Swimming Championships (Irvine, Calif.) ... swam four events at the 54th Malaysian Open Swimming Championships, winning the 100-meter Backstroke and 4x100-meter Medley Relay ... won four silver medals at the First Asian Youth Games (2009) ... swam three events at the East Asian Games (2009) ... swam at the 2011 FINA World Championships (Shanghai).

Personal ... Claudia Lau was born November 11, 1992 ... enrolled in the Ross School of Business ... business major.

Top Times

Event Time Date
50-yard Freestyle 23.75 12/2/11
100-yard Freestyle 51.46 12/2/12
100-yard Backstroke 54.96 2/17/12
200-yard Backstroke 1:57.13p 2/22/14
200-yard IM 2:06.88 2/16/12

p - Preliminaries


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