Nittany Lions hunt for first Big Ten Championship since 1999
LION CAREER 2011-12: Competed in nine events, seeing the most action in the 50 free and the 100 free...Participated in three events at the Big Ten Championships, recording personal best times in the 50 free (20.64), 100 free (45.93) and the 100 fly (50.93)...Member of the 200 medley relay team that took second place against WVU with a time of 1:32.87...Helped lead the 200 free relay team to a first place finish against Auburn (11/4/11) with a time of 1:24.15...Member of the 200 free relay team that swam a time of 1:22.15 for a first place finish against Buffalo (2/4/12).
Swam for Greg Fastrich at Hershey Aquatic Club and at Hershey High... Member of three-time PIAA State Champions (2009-11) with a runnerup finish in 2008...Teammate at Hershey with fellow Nittany Lion Sean Grier...Earned second place in the 50 free and fourth in the 100 free 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.
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.
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."