Baylor Student to Compete in International Competition

April 23, 1996

Michael Cheng, a senior biology and environmental studies major from Bartlesville, Okla., will represent Baylor University in the Association of College Unions International table tennis tournament April 26-28 in Atlanta, Ga.

Cheng advanced to the international tournament after placing third in the regional competition which was held March 1-3 at the University of North Texas in Denton.

The regional tournament drew entries from 25 schools in Texas and Arkansas, and the international competition will feature teams from across the United States, Australia, Canada and Mexico, according to Dana Lee Haines, assistant director of student activities.

According to Haines, Cheng, who finished second at the international level in 1995, has placed higher than any Baylor representative. Baylor has been competing in the tournament since 1979.

Baylor holds a qualifying tournament in which table tennis and billiards team members are selected. This year, Haines said, Baylor had two men on its table tennis team and six men and two women on its billiards team.

Kim Robinson, a sophomore from Houston, placed fourth in women's billiards but did not qualify for the international tournament.

For more information, contact Haines at 755-2371.

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