Junior Pinyada Kuvanun will represent Thailand at the 2017 Summer World University Games being held this month in Taipei City, Taiwan.
She will be part of a three-golfer squad that will compete at the Sunrise Golf & Country Club Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 24-27.“Pinyada has had an unbelievable summer of awesome golf,” Head Coach Nicole Hollingsworth said. “She has really worked hard and played in so many events. To qualify for this and to represent her country is a big deal, and I can’t wait to see what this year holds for her at The University of Toledo.”
Kuvanun earned second-team All-Mid-American Conference honors as well as team most valuable player accolades in her first season as a Rocket in the 2016-17 campaign. She paced Toledo with a 74.9 stroke average and eight top 10 finishes.
The World University Games, known around the globe as Universiade, is an international multi-sport event organized for university athletes by the International University Sports Federation. The Universiade is an international sporting and cultural festival staged every two years in a different city around the world, representing both winter and summer competitions. It is second only in importance to the Olympic Games.
The opening ceremony for the 29th Universiade will be held Saturday, Aug. 19, at Taipei Stadium. The games will conclude Wednesday, Aug. 30.