AS A JUNIOR (2008-09):
Yi-Ting Siow was dominant in her first season with the Razorbacks, becoming the first Razorback to win a Southeastern Conference title, in the 200 breast, since Nicola Atkinson won the 1,500 free and 200 meter fly titles in 1992. Siow was also named an All-American in the 200 breast at NCAAs where she finished fourth, the highest individual swimming finish in Arkansas history, in a school-record time of 2:08.41. Her time at NCAAs led the SEC for the season. She also set a Razorback record in the 200 IM at NCAAs with a time of 1:57.82. Siow anchored the record-breaking 800 free relay and 200 medley relay teams and was part of the record-setting 400 medley team. In her three dual meets with the team, Siow won each of her nine individual races.
PRIOR TO ARKANSAS:
Siow began building her swimming career under Jeff Poppell at The Bolles School and is now a top international swimmer. In January 2008, Siow transferred to Arkansas from the University of Wisconsin where she was an All-American in 2006 and 2007. While at Wisconsin, Siow finished 2nd in the 200 breast at the 2007 NCAA Championships and was named Big Ten Swimmer of the Year 2007. She is a three-time Olympian, finishing 19th in the 200 breast and 29th in the 200 IM in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Her finish time in the 200 breast in Beijing, 2:09.95, is a Malaysian record. She also owns Malaysia National records in the 100 breast, 50-meter breast and the 200-meter IM.
Yi Ting Siow is the daughter of Kian Wah Siow and Christina Chai and was born on Dec. 11, 1985 in Negri Sembilan, Malaysia. Siow plans to train for the 2012 Olympics games, hoping to be the first Malaysian female swimmer to compete in four Olympics. She says she mostly admires her parents, who have always been very supportive of her swimming career. Siow is majoring in art.