New Zealand Releases 2015 World University Games Roster

The 2015 World University Games are set to take place in Gwangju, South Korea on July 3-14th, and we now know who will be there from Team New Zealand. The country announced its 19-member roster, the biggest in New Zealand program’s history, as they prepare to take on the 28th edition of the meet.

New Zealand is looking to get back on track after a disappointing 2013 where the team came home empty-handed in terms of medals, with no Kiwi finishing in the top three in any swimming event.  That was especially disappointing after a significant showing in 2011, where New Zealand swam away with 12 medals, including golds by Glenn Snyders in the 200m breaststroke and Lauren Boyle in the 800m freestyle.

New Zealand’s 2015 World University Games Roster

Women

Caroline Baddock (Neptune, Dunedin – Otago University)
Georgia Marris (United, Auckland – University of Florida)
Helena Gasson (Fairfield, Waikato University)
Kate Godfrey (Neptune, Otago University)
Laura Quilter (North Shore, Massey University)
Monique King (North Shore, Massey)
Natasha Lloyd (North Canterbury, Auburn University USA)
Samantha Lee (Capital, Wellington – Massey)
Sophia Batchelor (AquaGym, Christchurch – University of Florida)

Men

Alex Peach (United, Auckland – Delta State USA)
Daniel Hunter (Howick Pakuranga, Auckland University)
Ewan Jackson (Howick Pakuranga, AUT)
Kane Radford (Rotorua, Massey)
Matthew Hutchins (Wharenui, Christchurch – University of Wisconsin)
Michael Mincham (Waterhole, Auckland – AUT)
Mitchell Donaldson (North Shore, Massey)
Phillip Ryan (Waterhole, Unitec Auckland)
Sam Perry (St Peters, Waikato – Stanford USA)
Shaun Burnett (North Shore, Massey)

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After 16 years at a Fortune 1000 financial company, long-time swimmer Retta Race decided to change lanes and pursue her sporting passion. She currently is Coach for the Northern KY Swordfish Masters, a team she started up in December 2013, while also offering private coaching. Retta is also an MBA …

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