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STUDENT ACCOLADES Tianyu Wu Signs with Washington State Bishops Gate Golf Academy (BGGA) student-athlete Tianyu Wu signed with the Washington State Cougars men’s golf team. “Tianyu will be a great addition to the program and we are excited to work with him,” said Dustin White, Washington State men’s golf head coach. “He will add a high level of competitiveness to the team, and his pursuit of wanting to play at the highest level will motivate everyone around him. He has had success on multiple stages thus far and the Pac- 12 will soon be another.” The Charlotte Royals began competition in the SAC in the fall of 2013. During that time, the team achieved one Ping All-American, two Conference Championships, two individual Conference Championships, once Conference Coach of the Year, one Conference Player of the Year, 22 All-Conference, one Academic All-Conference, three Conference Carolinas Players of the Month, 18 Conference All-Tournament Players, one U.S. Amateur Championship Qualification, one NCAA team appearance and one individual NCAA appearances. Wilson, from Winchester, MA and the Nashawtuc Country Club, has been playing golf since he was five and playing competitively since he was ten. He attended BGGA since his junior year. He has a close connection to the people and coaches at BGGA. “One of the best things at BGGA is having access to coaches. There is always a coach around who can help me.” said Wilson. “The college help I received definitely helped me with the college process.” “Tyden is diligent, committed and conscientious.” said BGGA Senior Coach Nick Duffy. “It’s been great seeing the progress he’s made the last two years to get here. Queens is a great place for him to take his game to the next level.” Congratulations Tyden and Go Royals! Learn more about Tyden Wilson, a transfer student to BGGA, in this video. Besides being a BGGA student-athlete, Wu is a member of the China National Junior Team, representing Team China against Team USA in the Golf Ball Diplomacy Duel at Trump International Golf Club at West Palm Beach, and in the Evian Junior Cup in 2015. His achievement spans even further with appearances in many other junior championships including the Volvo Junior Match Play Championship in 2014, placed in the top-30 in the Callaway Junior World that same year, and winning the Taiwan Junior open the following year. The young golfer also tied for second in the 40th Junior North and South Championship at Pinehurst in North Carolina in 2018, won the CJGA World Challenge at Innisbrook Resort in December 2017 and placed sixth in the St. Augustine Amateur. Last year, Wu qualified for the 2018 PGA Tour China Series Beijing Championship, and finished fifth in the Florida Junior Amateur. He also earned the privilege to be a BGGA 2018- 2019 Ambassador. Learn more about Tianyu Wu in his Original You video here. THE GATE | MARCH 2019 11