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Yun Qu, Iowa State Women's Swimming Assistant Coach

Yun Qu (Wing-Q), a 1996 Olympic Games participant and former NCAA Division I All-American at SUNY-Binghamton, enters her second year as assistant swimming coach at Iowa State.

Prior to coming to ISU, Qu spent one season as an assistant coach at Ithaca College in Ithaca, N.Y. Qu’s coaching career began as a student assistant varsity swimming coach at her alma mater.

As a student-athlete, Qu was SUNY-Binghamton’s 2002 Athlete of the Year after finishing 12th in the 200 butterfly at the NCAA Championships. She was also named the America East Conference Most Outstanding Female Swimmer in 2002 and holds the conference record in the 200 butterfly (1:59.86) and 400 freestyle relay (3:28.38). In all, Qu was a six-time conference champion.

A native of HangZhou, China, Qu has over 15 years of competitive swimming experience and became a member of the Chinese national team at the age of 15. She competed at the World Swimming Championships and the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, finishing fourth in the 200-meter butterfly and coming up just .35 seconds short of earning an Olympic medal.

Qu won a pair of silver medals in the 100 and 200-meter butterfly at the 1994 FINA World Championships to help China capture the world title. Additionally, she has won 10 Chinese national championships and was the top-ranked swimmer in the world in the 200-meter butterfly from 1992-93.

Qu’s coaching experience ranges from the youth to collegiate levels. She served as an assistant coach at Binghamton as a senior and also coached with the Binghamton Masters Club and Vestal Swim Club teams.

Qu graduated from Binghamton in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in human development and completed her master’s degree in exercise science, with a concentration in sport psychology, in August of 2006.