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Jeff Young
Jeff Young

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Hershey, Pa.

High School:
Hershey

Event:
Freestyle

Birthdate:
05/26/1993


11/08/2014

Penn State Finishes Second Against Michigan, Virginia

During the two-day meet, the Nittany Lions set four McCoy Natatorium records.

11/07/2014

Record-Setting Day One Versus Virginia, Michigan

Nate Savoy and Shane Ryan set pool records respectively in the 200 back and 100 free.

10/31/2014

Lions Produce Sweeping 150-101 Win Over Villanova

Penn State earned the top three spots in the 200 back, 50 free, 200 fly, 100 breast and 100 back.

10/23/2014

Nittany Lions Beat Mountaineers, 145-98

Matt Stasiunas won two meet titles for the first time in his career.

03/28/2013

Men's Swimming's 400 Medley Relay Earns All-America Honors

Penn State sits in 14th place after day one of the NCAA Championships

CAREER BESTS

Event Time Date Competition
100 Back 55.60 12/6/13 Texas Invitational
100 Breast 55.50 3/1/13 Big Ten Championships
200 Breast 2:12.62 2/1/14 St. Bonaventure and Towson
100 Fly 50.46 12/1/12 Georgia Invitational
50 Free 20.22 2/28/13 Big Ten Championships
100 Free 44.55 3/1/14 Big Ten Championships

LION CAREER
2013-14: Raced in six individual events throughout the season, focusing on the 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle and 100 breaststroke ... Swam the three events at the Big Ten Championships (2/28-3/1) ... Fourth-fastest time by any Nittany Lion during the season in the 50 freestyle (20.27) and the third-fastest time in the 100 breaststroke (55.50), both personal records set at the Big Ten Championships ... Also swam to a career record in the 100 freestyle at the Big Ten Championships (44.55) ... Finished second in the 100 breaststroke at Buffalo (11/2).

2012-13: Swam in four individual events throughout the season, competing in the 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle and 100 breaststroke at the Big Ten Championships (2/27-3/2) ... Set a personal-best time of 20.22 in the 50 freestyle at the Big Ten Championships, which ranked as the third-best time turned in by a Penn State swimmer in the event all season ... Recorded the best time of his career in the 100 freestyle at the Big Ten Championships, finishing with a mark of 45.06 ... Swam to a then-personal record in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 55.50 at the Big Ten Championships ... Won two races in the 50 freestyle in meets against Missouri State (1/12) and Navy (1/26).

2011-12: Competed in nine events, seeing the most action in the 50 freestyle and the 100 freestyle ... Participated in three events at the Big Ten Championships (2/22-2/25/12), recording season best times in the 50 freestyle with a time of 20.64, the 100 freestyle, finishing in 45.93 and the 100 butterfly, recording a mark of 50.93 ... Member of the 200 medley relay team that took second place against WVU (10/22/11) with a time of 1:32.87 ... Helped lead the 200 freestyle relay team to a first place finish against Auburn (11/4/11) with a time of 1:24.15 ... Member of the 200 freestyle relay team that swam a time of 1:22.15 for a first place finish against Buffalo (2/4/12).

HIGH SCHOOL
Swam for Greg Fastrich at Hershey Aquatic Club and at Hershey High ... Member of three-time PIAA State Champions (2009-11) with a runner-up finish in 2008 ... Teammate at Hershey with fellow Nittany Lion Sean Grier ... Earned second place in the 50 freestyle and fourth in the 100 freestyle at the 2011 PIAA AAA Championships ... Anchored the NFHS record setting 200 freestyle relay team in 2011 as well as the 200 medley relay in 2010 ... Earned four letters.

PERSONAL
Jeffrey Bennet Young was born May 26, 1993 in Hershey, Pa. to Scott and Pam Young ... Has two siblings, Jenny and Jason ... Mother, Pam, swam at Ohio State and Elizabethtown ... Great grandfather graduated from Penn State. Majoring in kinesiology.

ON CHOOSING PENN STATE
"I chose Penn State because I wanted to be challenged both in the pool and the classroom. I also thought Penn State would help me to set goals and attain them."

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