Emily Young Named Capital One CoSIDA Academic All-District 8 First Team|
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LOS ANGELES - USC senior setter/outside hitter Emily Young (Schaumburg, Ill.) was named to the Capital One CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America) Academic All-District 8 First Team on Thursday, Nov. 6.
Young holds a 3.69 undergraduate grade point average and will complete a degree in business administration from the prestigious USC Marshall School of Business in December 2014. She has also begun coursework toward a master's degree in communication management from the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, and currently has a 4.00 GPA in graduate courses. As a member of a CoSIDA All-District First Team, Young is now eligible to be selected for CoSIDA Academic All-America honors.
Others named to the District 8 First Team include Krista Vansant (Washington), Jordan Burgess (Stanford), Karsta Lowe (UCLA), Christina Higgins (California), Bailey Bateman (Utah), Allison Davis (UNLV), and Amy Boswell (BYU). Four players were chosen to the second team, which included Lea Adolph (Utah), Laura Larson (Arizona), Maggie Eppright (Fresno State), and Taylor Stephens (Northern Arizona).
A team captain, Young has appeared in 19 matches for the Women of Troy this season with eight starts. While she started the season as an outside hitter, she has moved into a steady role as USC's setter in the front row as part of a 5-1/6-2 hybrid offense now run by the Trojans.
This year, Young set new career marks for kills (10) against Arkansas-Little Rock (Aug. 30), assists (21) at Stanford (Oct. 26), and in points (10.0) against UALR. She has posted 79 kills (1.30 kps) with a .280 hitting percentage to go with 112 assists (1.84 aps) and 21 blocks. She is a two-time Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention and received recognition for highest GPA and the community service award at the 2013 Mortar Board Premier tournament at Purdue.
Off the court, Young is active in USC's Trojan Athletic Senate as a co-president, a part of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, and has received USC Student-Athlete of the Week and Student-Athlete of the Month awards. She is a six-time honoree on the USC Marshall Dean's list and has been a David X. Marks Foundation Scholar-Athlete each semester at USC. Young is a published contributor to the espnW blog and has published a master's paper entitled "Got Milk - Get Sleep." Young is also a member of the USC Provosts' Oversight Committee for Athletic-Academic affairs and a member of the Alpha Lambda Delta U.S. National Honors Socirty.
The 19th-ranked Trojans are on the road this week to face Utah in Salt Lake City and No. 21 Colorado in Boulder, Colo. USC (13-9, 6-6 Pac-12) will play in its final home matches against No. 1 Stanford on Wednesday (Nov. 12) and California on Friday (Nov. 14), next week. Fans can purchase tickets at GetTrojanTix.com or by calling 213-740-GOSC.
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