Joe Young
Joe  Young

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Fishers, Ind.

High School:
Hamilton Southeastern

Event:
Backstroke/IM

Birthdate:
04/29/1997

10/21/2017

Boilermakers Win All 10 Swimming Events

Noens, Juliusson and Zawatski lead the way at annual Indiana Intercollegiates

10/20/2017

Purdue Wins 20 Events in Home Sweep

Johnson soars in springboard sweep; Amaltdinov and Meitz impress with B Cuts

10/20/2017

Tracking the Boilermakers

News and notes on Purdue Athletics

10/16/2017

Swim-Dive Set to Open Home Schedules

Boilermakers host accomplished South Carolina for co-ed dual Thursday

10/13/2017

Kitchel, Young Lead Purdue to Dual Sweep

Amaltdinov, Johnson and Meitz also win multiple individual events in Oxford

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

HIGH SCHOOL
• 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

PERSONAL
• 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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