April 15, 2013
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- A pair of swimmers from the University of Michigan women's swimming and diving team will compete for their home countries at the World University Games this summer.
Freshman Marni Oldershaw (Oakville, Ontario/Iroquios Ridge) was selected to swim for her native Canada. She qualified to compete in the 400-meter individual medley after finishing third (4:47.29) at the Swimming Canada World Championship Trials held earlier this month at Saanich Commonwealth Place.
Oldershaw earned two Big Ten Freshman of the Week awards this season. She finished fourth in the 400-yard IM at the Big Ten Championships (Feb. 20-23) and qualified to swim the event at the NCAA Championships (March 21-23), where she placed 20th.
Sophomore Claudia Lau (Hong Kong, China/Diocesan Girls' School) was selected to swim for the Hong Kong team. She is scheduled to swim three events during the games: the 50-, 100- and 200-meter backstrokes.
Lau earned an Academic All-Big Ten distinction this season and competed in the 100- and 200-yard backstrokes at the Big Ten Championships for U-M finishing 22nd and 24th, respectively.
The 2013 World University Games will be held July 6-17 in Kazan, Russia.
Contact: Michael Kasiborski (734) 763-4423