Fall 2002: Played in all five tournaments and ranked second on the team with a stroke average of 76.86 … Recorded two Top 10 finishes during the fall… Illinois’ top finisher at the Mary Fossum Invitational, placing fifth with a career-low 54-hole score of 224 … Finished sixth at the Pat Bradley Championship … Fired a career-low round of 2-under par 70 during the second round of the Pat Bradley Championship.
2001-02: Competed in all 11 tournaments on the season, ranking second on the team with a stroke average of 79.2 … Earned third Varsity “I” letter … Finished a career-best third at the Illini Spring Classic with a score of 150, the eighth-lowest 36-hole score in school history … Recorded three Top 10 finishes individually, tallying an eighth place finish at the Indiana Invitational and a ninth place finish at the Shootout at The Legends in addition to her third place showing at the Illini Spring Classic … Shot a season’s-best score of even-par 72 in her first round of the year at the Lady Northern … Recorded season-low 54-hole scores of 227 twice, at the Lady Northern and the Shootout at The Legends … Academic All-Big Ten … NGCA All-Scholar Team … Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar.
2000-01: Played in all 11 tournaments as a sophomore, earning her second Varsity “I” letter … Ranked third on the Illini with a stroke average of 79.9 for the year … Recorded two Top 20 finishes, placing sixth at the Illini Spring Classic with a season-low 36-hole score of 155, and 17th at the Baytree Classic with a 229 … Shot her lowest round of the season, a one-under par 71, during the second round of play at the Arkansas-Little Rock Lady Trojan Invitational … Shot a season’s-best 54-hole score of 228 at Arkansas Little Rock … Was Illinois’ top finisher at the Big Ten Championship, carding a 322 to finish 41st individually … Academic All-Big Ten … NGCA All-Scholar Team.
1999-2000: Participated in all 11 tournaments, earning her first Varsity “I” letter … Recorded the second-best stroke average (81.0) … Shot her lowest round of the season, a 73, en route to a tie for 13th place at the Snowbird Intercollegiate … Highest finish of the year was a tie for sixth place at the Illini Spring Classic (157) … Recorded three Top 20 finishes.
High School: Medalist in district tournament her junior and senior years ... Was an all-state golf selection sophomore-senior years ... Won the Rotary Club Sportsmanship Award in golf her junior and senior years and in volleyball her junior year ... Was an all-conference volleyball player and a soccer MVP ... Won award for being the Most Outstanding Female Athlete as a senior ... Finished second in the Arkansas State Golf Tournament as a senior ... Was a member of the National Honor Society and had a 4.0 GPA.
Personal: Born Sept. 21, 1981 in Canada … Daughter of Pam and Bill Gonzalez of Leeds, England and Wade Young of London, Ontario … Majoring in biology with an emphasis in pre-medicine … Minoring in Spanish … Three-time George Huff Award Winner … Career goal is to use medical knowledge to help the underprivileged in an overseas country … Most grateful to her parents for “their constant support and encouragement.”
Young's Career Statistics
Year Rounds Shots Avg. Low Round 1999-2000 27 2,186 80.96 73 2000-2001 27 2,158 79.93 71 2001-2002 30 2,376 79.2 72 Fall 2002 14 1,076 76.86 70 Total 98 7,796 79.55 70