As a junior in 1999: Competed on the bars, beam and floor…Recorded a 9.678 or better in all seven of her meets on the bars, with a career-high of 9.825…Posted a career-high on the balance beam of 9.850… Received the Scholastic Award for having the highest GPA on the team…Academic All-American for the second year…Second Team Pac-10 All-Academic…Won the Excellence in Human Biology Award.
As a sophomore in 1998: Finished 10th on the bars with a 9.825 at the NCAA Regionals…Helped defeat nationally-ranked Utah with her highest scores of the season in the beam (9.825) and floor (9.875)…Received the Scholastic Award for having the highest GPA on the team…Named Academic All-American.
As a freshman in 1997: Did not compete due to an ankle injury…Stanford President's Award winner…Received Stanford Scholar Athlete Award…Winner of Stanford's Boothe Writing Prize.
Club/High School: Competed for the Colorado Aerials…Two-time Level-10 state champion (1995 and '96)…Member of the Senior International team from 1993-94…Member of the Junior National team/training squad from 1990-93…Two-time Elite Regional champion (19992, '93)…High School valedictorian…National Merit Scholar…Winner of the Woman in Science Award.
Personal: Born March 24, 1978…Daughter of Pennie and Rich Young…Father, Rich, is a Stanford graduate…Member of Athletes in Action at Stanford …Hobbies and interests include playing tennis, rollerblading, swimming, baking and playing basketball, baseball and football with her little brothers…Majoring in human biology.
Favorite book: Eloise by Kay Thompson
Who do you most admire: My parents have been the most influential people in my life. They are also the people I most admire.
Age you started gymnastics: Four
Favorite event: Floor
Year-by-year High Marks:
Vault Bars Beam Floor A-A 1999 - 9.825 9.850 9.850 - 1998 - 9.800 9.825 9.875 -