SMU alumna and national swimmer Yip Pin Xiu has received another feather in her cap when she was named by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) as one of three winners of the 2022 International Women's Day Recognition Awards on Tuesday (March 8). Pin Xiu received the award for emerging leadership for her commitment to gender equality. Pin Xiu told The Straits Times, "I'm truly very honoured to have won this award among other people who have done so much for para-sport, so to win this emerging leadership award is really special." She was also heartened to hear that Sport Singapore will be expanding its ActiveSG academies and clubs to provide persons with disabilities with a more structured way to pursue their sporting interests and develop their skills from this year. She also shared how she will continue to advocate for the progress of Singapore sports.