FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – University of Arkansas swimmer Yi Ting Siow was honored as the Southeastern Conference’s Swimmer of the Week by the league office after winning all three of her races in the No. 22 Razorbacks (8-1, 3-1) wins over Kentucky, 164-134, and No. 23 Missouri, 159-141. Siow is the second Razorback to earn Swimmer of the Week honors this season.In her first meet as a Razorback, Siow touched in with an NCAA ‘B’ cuttime of 2:14.40 in the 200 breast, the second fastest time in Arkansas history and fifthbest time in the SEC to date. Teammate Leah Pierce earned conference honors in November after breaking the record. Her time of 1:03.04 in the 100 breast is third in the record books. Siow’s third win of the day came in the 200 IM where she finished with a time of 2:03.83, the fourth best time in school history.
Siow, a three-time Olympian, transferred to Arkansas last January 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.
A native of Negri Sembilan, Malaysia, Siow holds Malaysia National records in the 50-meter breast, 100 breast, 200 breast and 200-meter IM.
Next, for the Razorbacks is a dual meet with the Kansas Jayhawks on Jan. 22 at 4 p.m. at the Arkansas Natatorium. For complete coverage of the Arkansas swimming and diving team, log onto ArkansasRazorbacks.com.