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UHD Takes Home Silver in Dragon Boat Race

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) dragon boat team competed for the first time in the Ocean Fest and Dragon Boat Island Party races at Moody Gardens, Galveston Island Sunday, July 10.

Racing the 300-meter dash on Offatts Bayou, the UHD dragon boat team competed against teams from Louisiana and Texas, and placed first in races one and two. The team placed second in the third and fourth races, taking home the silver medal overall.

The team's 15 members are Dalia Quintanilla (captain), Andrea Sears (co-captain), JR Sears, Dorothy Tran, Salem Nguyen, Tony Tran, Patrick Tran, Stephen Kidd, Demetrio Segovia, Anna Nguyen, Alex Boyd, Juan Santos, Suzan Bean, Stephanie Bean and Marshall Brown.

The team would like to thank the UHD Office of University Relations for donating team t-shirts and UHD sunglasses.

The Texas Dragon Boat Association promotes the tradition of dragon boating, increased awareness of Asian and Asian-American culture, and enhanced cross-cultural understanding.