Badger Sports Roundup

Big Ten crushes Luxembourg; rowers on U.S. team; Frosh swimmer competes at World Championships

Big Ten Foreign Tour crushes Luxembourg

The Big Ten Foreign Tour ended its European trip with a dominating 110-40 win over the Luxembourg Musel Pikes Monday, finishing 5-0 and completing its fifth consecutive undefeated Foreign Tour.

Badger sophomore guard Janese Banks had a team-high six assists, as well as four points and four rebounds. She finished with a team-high 3.6 assists per game. Indiana senior Cyndi Valentin led all players with 22 points Monday and averaged a team-high 15 points per game.

UW rowers on U.S. World Championship Team

Wisconsin sophomore rower Chase Phillips and former Badger rower Micah Boyd have qualified for the 2005 International Rowing Federation World Championships in the men's pair with coxswain. Boyd and Phillips won the 2005 World Championships trials on Lake Mercer (West Windsor, N.J.) and will head to Gifu, Japan, for the world championships Aug. 28 -
Sept. 4.

At the trials, the boat won its final races and met the time requirement in a separate race against the clock to qualify for the championships. Boyd and Phillips will be the 36th and 37th current or former Badgers to join a U.S. team.

Incoming frosh competes in 100 breaststroke at World Championships

Yi Ting Siow, of Jacksonville, Fla., and formerly of Malaysia, placed 33rd in the 200-meter breaststroke at the 2005 FINA World Championships in Montreal, Quebec on Monday, finishing in 1:12.44. She did not advance to the finals. Siow, a two-time Olympian representing Malaysia, will join the Wisconsin women's swimming team in the fall.

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