Joe Young
Joe  Young


Fishers, Ind.

High School:
Hamilton Southeastern




19 Boilermakers Score at Big Tens

Purdue wins two Big Ten titles, eclipses eight program records


Loschiavo Crowned B1G Champ on Tower

Boilermakers finish fourth in the team scoring to match their best-ever finish


B1G Title for Johnson, Young also Medals

Medalists set Purdue records; Pellini, Noens now second in team history


Johnson Medals, Hakan Breaks 500 Mark

Pellini eclipses team's freshman record in 200 IM; Cifelli fourth on 1-meter


Relay Record Falls to Begin Big Tens

Young, Pellini & Juliusson all improve on 50 splits from 2015 record time

2016-17 / AS A SOPHOMORE
Academic All-Big Ten
CSCAA Honorable Mention Scholar All-America
• Competed primarily in the backstroke events and 200 IM
• Scored in all three of his individual events at the Big Ten Championships to account for 24 team points
• Moved up to second place in program history with career-best time of 47.30 in the 100 back, eclipsing the previous Purdue record entering the meet
• Now seventh in team history in the 200 back (1:44.75) and 200 IM (1:46.38), those career bests also coming at Big Tens
• Represented Purdue at the USA Swimming Phillips 66 National Championships in June and the U.S. Open Championships in August
• One of just seven Boilermakers to score in all three of his individual events at Big Tens in 2017
• Accounted for 17.5 team points at Virginia Tech's H2Okie Fall Invitational, qualifying for the A final of the 200 back
• Also won the C final of the 100 back and finished as the runner-up in the C final of the 100 fly at Va Tech
• Victorious in the 200 back at the at the Big Ten Triple Duals and dual meet win vs. Michigan State
• Won the 200 fly and contributed to the victorious 200 medley relay team in the season-opening dual vs. Miami (Ohio)

2015-16 / AS A FRESHMAN
U.S. Olympic Team Trials Qualifier (100 & 200 Back)
CSCAA Honorable Mention Scholar All-America
• Competed primarily in the backstroke events and 100 fly
• Posted season-best times in the 100 (48.27, T-7th) and 200 back (1:44.89, 6th) as well as the 100 fly (47.77, 8th) at the Big Ten Championships, all ranking among the top 10 in program history
• Scored in all three events at Big Tens, one of five Purdue swimmers to score in five individual events
• Qualified for the B final of the 100 fly and finished fourth in the C final of the 200 back
• Scored in four individual events at the Purdue Invitational to account for 22 team points
• Qualified for the A final of the 200 back and finished fourth in the B finals of the 100 fly and 200 IM
• Won the 200 back in the dual meet at South Carolina
• Won the 100 fly and finished among the top five in both backstroke events at the FIU Sprint Invitational to rank among the team's scoring leaders
• Won his heat of the 100 fly at the Big Ten Championships and the 200 back at the Purdue Invitational

• Four-year varsity letterwinner for coach Andy Pedersen at Hamilton Southeastern High School in Fishers, Indiana
• Four-year Indiana state qualifier
• 2014 Indiana Senior State champion in the 200 back, establishing a new meet record
• State runner-up in the 100 back and 200 IM as a senior
• Helped HSE win conference championships as a freshman and senior as well as four straight sectional titles
• Sectional champion in the 100 back and 200 IM each of his upperclassman seasons
• Also swam on sectional champion and state finalist relays as a junior and senior
• Senior state champion for the 15-16 age group in the 200 back with an Indiana Association record
• Two-time age group state champion
• Winner of HSE's Newcomer of the Year award as a freshman
• Senior Nationals and Junior Nationals qualifier
• Scholar-athlete and mental attitude award winner

• Major: Electrical Engineering
• Full name is Joseph Anthony Young
• Born in Fishers, Indiana
• Parents are Tony and Chris Young
• Family also includes younger sister Anna
• Father swam at Southern Illinois and is the sports development director at Indiana Swimming

Purdue Personal Preferences
Favorite Pro Team: Indiana Pacers
Favorite Aquatic Center (Other Than Purdue): Kalamazoo YMCA
Swimmer He'd Like to Race Against: Ryan Lochte
Most Exciting Event to Watch at a College Meet: Diving
Favorite Marquee Event: NBA Finals
Would Like to Have Dinner With: My mom
Your Unique Skill or Hidden Talent: Underwater basket weaver
In His MP3 Player: Chance the Rapper
Musician He'd Love to See Play Purdue: Logic
Favorite Multimedia App: WatchESPN
Favorite Author: Edgar Allen Poe
Favorite Actor, Actress & Director: Kevin Spacey, Margot Robbie & Quentin Taratino
Favorite Movie to Watch on Team Bus: The SpongeBob Movie
Favorite TV Show: Game of Thrones
Favorite Month: December
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Food: Barbeque
Favorite Dessert: Chocolate Chip Cookies
Favorite Purdue Building: Electrical Engineering Building
Favorite Big City: Chicago
Unique Travel Locale: Maui
Country He'd Like to Visit: Italy
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Rock Climbing, Hiking
Favorite Thing About the Morgan J. Burke Aquatic Center: The Hot Tub
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: Raymond Decarlo, Engineering
Most Memorable Moment at Purdue: Winning Class Relays


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