Shannon Young
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    Shannon Young

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Salem, OR

    High School:
    Sprague

    Height:
    5-7

    Majors:
    Physics / Math

    2008-09 (Freshman)

    Tied for fourth on the team with 15 overall singles victories ... posted best singles winning percentage (57.7 percent) on the team ... posted 9-5 record in dual matches, including a 6-5 mark at the No. 6 spot ... won the No. 6 match against Wyoming for her first MWC victory ... played just four doubles matches and went 2-2 ... member of the MWC all-academic team ... named a MWC scholar-athlete.

    Before Air Force

    Four-year letterwinner in tennis ... two-time regional player of the year ... ranked No. 2 in Oregon and No. 3 in the Northwest Section ... three-time district singles champion (freshman, junior and senior)... led team to four consecutive district titles ... played in the state singles tournament all four years ... advanced to the quarterfinals as a junior and senior ... member of National Honor Society and National Music Honor Society ... valedictorian of high school class ... high school tennis coach was Prescott Mann.

    Personal

    Parents are Jonathan and Sandra Young ... has three sisters, Karissa (21), Emma (16) and Nicola (14) ... completed Combat Survival Training this past summer ... also completed Global Engagement and the jump program ... would like to become an astronaut or engineer in the future ... active in her squadron as an academic clerk ... hobbies include knitting and playing the saxophone ... favorite food is her mom's homemade chocolate chip cookies ... favorite book is Timeline ... favorite TV show is Stargate SG1 ... favorite movie is Transformers ... person in history she would most like to meet is Jesus ... greatest moment in sports was winning a national level tennis tournament in Washington ... credits her personal coach, Len Spencer, with the biggest influence on his sports career ... member of cadet squadron 32.

    Inside Women's Tennis