Friday, October 25, 2013

BW Student Trains to be Olympic Table Tennis Player

Keith Pech '14 continues to advance in the national table tennis arena. Over the past 4 months, Pech has made great strides in his professional career. He won 1st place at the Cape Fear Open in N.C., took 2nd place in the Akron Open and achieved his highest national ranking ever, landing in the top 80 for US Men.

Pech, who started the BW table tennis team his freshman year, has also acted as an official for professional table tennis championships, recently officiating the US Open in Las Vegas (photo above).

Off the court, Pech, a Sustainability and International Business double major, recently earned his certificate to teach English Abroad. He hopes to teach English in Japan while pursuing advanced table tennis training following graduation. Pech's ultimate goal is to represent the United States and compete on the table tennis team in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.