Position
Backstroke
Height
6'0
Class
Senior
Hometown
Sydney, Australia
Major
Business
High School
Mater Maria Catholic

2013 NCAA Relay Participant
2012 SEC All-Freshmen Team
2013 SEC Academic Honor Roll

SENIOR SEASON (2014-15)
Set three personal best times during his final season … Finished first in the ‘C’ final of the 100 back and third in the 200 back at the SEC Championships …Swam the third-fastest 200 back time and fifth-fastest 100 back time in school history … Touched the wall seventh in the 100 back at the Texas A&M Invite … Also finished fourth in the consolation final of the 200 back at the midseason meet … Finished second in both backstroke events at Florida … Touched the wall fourth in the 200 back and fifth in the 100 back during LSU’s win over SMU … Finished fifth against Tennessee and fourth against Texas A&M in the 100 back … Earned his fourth varsity letter.

JUNIOR SEASON (2013-2014)
Notched the program’s fifth-fastest 200 back time (1:45.26) in a fifth place finish in the ‘C’ final at the SEC Championships … Finished third in the ‘C’ final of the 100 backstroke (47.82) at the SEC’s … Touched the wall second in the 200 back (1:47.98) against Auburn … Swept the backstroke events against South Carolina with times of 49.16 in the 100 back and 1:47.31 in the 200 back … Posted a time of 48.25 in the 100 backstroke to claim a fourth place finish at the Texas A&M Invite … Touched the wall second overall in the 200 back with a time of 1:45.92 … Finished second in the 100 back (50.24) and 200 back (1:49.67) against SMU … Earned his third varsity letter.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2012-13)
Dropped time in both backstroke events and in the 100 butterfly … Qualified for the NCAA Championships and competed on the 200 medley relay, 400 medley relay, 400 freestyle relay and the 200 freestyle relay … Captured the consolation final of the 100 back with LSU’s fourth best all-time swim of 47.64 at the SEC Championships … Finished 15th in the 200 back (1:45.65) after swimming the program’s fifth best mark of 1:45.64 in prelims of the SEC Championships … Led off LSU’s program record 400 medley relay at SEC’s with a split of 47.82 … Registered his career low in the 100 fly with a mark of 48.57 at SEC’s … Named SEC Male Swimmer of the Week after his pair of victories in the 100 back (49.65) and in the 200 back (1:48.53) in a home win over Alabama … Posted the team’s fastest midseason mark in the 100 back (48.64) and 200 back (1:46.54) and third best 100 butterfly (49.70) at the Phil Hansel midseason invitational … Touched the wall first in the 100 back and the 200 back at the Phil Hansel Invite … Raced to fifth in the 100 fly at the midseason meet … Took second in the 100 back (50.16) and in the 200 back (1:50.18) in a dual with Auburn … Acquired a first place swim in the 100 back (50.96) in a road win over SMU … Snagged a pair of second place finishes in the 100 back (49.78) and the 200 back (1:49.39) in a dual with Texas A&M … Named to the 2013 SEC Academic Honor Roll … Earned his second varsity letter.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2011-12)
A skilled backstroker who made his mark in the conference in his freshman campaign … Earned SEC All-Freshman Honors … Posted the program’s fifth best all-time 100 backstroke (48.16) in a sixth place finish at the SEC Championships … Notched LSU’s sixth fastest 200 back in a 10th place finish at the conference meet … Also competed in the Tennessee Invitational and in every dual meet … Cranked out a third place swim in the 200 back, a fourth place swim in the 100 back and an 11th place swim in the 200 individual medley at the Tennessee Invitational … Touched the wall first in the 100 back and second in the 200 back in a victory over Alabama … Took first in the 200 back and second in the 100 back against Florida … Nailed a first place swim in the 200 back against Florida … Earned his first varsity letter.

PRIOR TO LSU
Outstanding prep backstroker who won multiple district and age group championships … Also broke multiple school records in backstroke and freestyle events at Mater Maria Catholic College … Boasts top times of 55.55 and 1:59.62 in the short-course 100m and 200m back, respectively, while possessing marks of 57.46 and 2:04.82 in the long-course 100m and 200m back … Versatile and well-rounded student-athlete who also starred in rugby, was an Honor Roll student in the classroom and contributed significantly to community service.

PERSONAL
Born April 15, 1992, in Mona Vale, Sydney, Australia … Parents are Greg and Maxine Young … Has three brothers – Matt, Chris and Ben … Majoring in general business.

YOUNG’S TOP TIMES
100 backstroke, 47.58, 2015 SEC Championships
200 backstroke, 1:44.28, 2015 SEC Championships
100 butterfly, 48.42, 2015 SEC Championships

YOUNG’S TOP 2014-15 TIMES
100 backstroke, 47.58, SEC Championships
200 backstroke, 1:44.28, SEC Championships
100 butterfly, 48.42, 2015 SEC Championships

 

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