To his nation, his parents and everyone around him, the warm-hearted student-athlete, Scott Ng, wishes to bring them pride and happiness.
Majoring in operations management and marketing, Scott is a final year student at Singapore Management University (SMU). Not just a student, Scott is also a passionate badminton player who has had represented Singapore in several international competitions.
In 2014, Scott was one of the Singapore’s representatives at the 17th ASEAN University Games held in Palembang, Indonesia. Playing doubles for both individual and team event, Scott managed to reach quarter finals in his individual while his team clinched the 3rd runner-up.
“It was a challenging yet rewarding experience as many top athletes in the region also took part,” Scott recalled.
When asked about his most recent match, Scott gladly shared his experience at the Singapore University Games where his team (SMU) scored the 1st runner-up title. Sharing their success story, Scott attributed the victory to their exemplary teamwork.
Despite their success, Scott confessed that there is absolutely no time for them to rest on their laurels.
“Having past experience, securing a medal is not an easy feat,” Scott explained.
Adding, Scott said: “I would expect that the AUG demands even more from each individual player and the team.”
Life has, however, not always been smooth sailing as it seemed for the student-athlete.
“I was never good in my studies and often struggled just to be average,” said the self-effacing young man.
Sharing what badminton had taught him, Scott said: “I didn’t value hard work before taking up sports.”
“However, after I picked up sports at the age of 13, I started to see the valuable aspects of teamwork, hard work and perseverance.”
Beyond picking up life-pointers, badminton had also widened Scott’s network and offered him valuable opportunities which he may otherwise not have had. Scott shared: “It (badminton) also helped me cross paths with many people. These are people who have helped me in my studies, internships and the sports itself.”
Having played sports for over a decade, Scott has had his fair share of ups and downs in his pursuit of victory. Harnessing his experience, Scott advised “Be assured that you will be rewarded in many ways if you put in your effort into the sport and never give up on it.”
With this determination and attitude, Scott is definitely on the right track to success. Be sure to catch Scott and his team in the upcoming 18th ASEAN University Games!