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University of Miami Athletics

Roxanne Yu

position

Backstroke

Height

5-3

Class

Freshman

Hometown

Manila, Phillipines

High School

British International School Phuket

Roxanne Yu - Swimming & Diving - University of Miami Athletics

True Freshman (2015-16)…
Delivered impressive freshman season, serving as one of Miami’s top point-getters in signature backstroke events…Competed in 200-yard IM (2:09.77), 100-yard backstroke (56.93) and 200-yard backstroke (1:58.86) at 2016 ACC Swimming & Diving Championships in Greensboro, N.C….Preliminary time of 55.37 in 100 back made her one of top-10 performers in program history in event…1:58.85 in 200 back was NCAA “B” cut time…Finished second in three events in dual meet with FIU (Jan. 30): 100 back (56.06), 200 back (2:01.07) and 200 IM (2:10.48)…Posted second-fastest time in both 100 back (56.37) and 200 back (2:01.16) in dual meet with FGCU (Jan. 16)…Finished third in 100 back (56.67) and second in 200 back (2:00.33) in tri-meet with Kansas and Rutgers (Jan. 9)…Captured top finish in 200 back (2:00.63) in dual meet with Princeton (Nov. 6)…Added second-place finish in 100 back (57.10) against Tigers…Finished fourth in 100 back (57.11), and third in both 200 back (2:03.51) and 200 IM (2:12.84) in tri-meet with Texas A&M and Incarnate Word (Nov. 30)…Finished sixth in 200 backstroke (2:03.18), won “B” final of 100 backstroke (57.11), and finished second in “B” final of 100 fly (58.48) at All-Florida (Sept. 18-20)

High School/Prep…
Attended British International School, Phuket in Thailand … Holds 200m short course and long course backstroke school records …

Club /International…
Competed for JSA Aquatics in Phuket, Thailand from 2013-2015… Swam for All-Star Swim Team in Philippines from 2003-2013…Swam with Philippine National Training team under coach Carlos Brosas and coach Liane Marquez…Was lone Filipino qualifier to second Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China in August 2014…Won multiple medals at 2015 South East Asian Games…Silver medalist in 16-year old age group in 200m backstroke during 2013 Queensland State Championships…Represented Philippines in various international meets, including Asian Youth Games, FINA World Cup and FINA World Championships.

Personal…
Daughter of Romero and Caroline Yu … Majoring in criminology and has double minors in sociology and psychology … 2014 Female Swimming Academy Award winner.