Athlete of the Week: Micaela Young ‘14

PHOTO COURTESY OF SMITHPIONEERS.COM

Photo Courtesy of Smithpioneers.com

Sport(s):

Volleyball, Basketball

Hometown:

Saugerties, NY

House:

Wilson

Academic Pursuits:

I plan on getting a MS/PhD in Exercise Science. I would love to be able to work with athletes and give back to the sport that has given me so much!

Favorite Food:

Banana chocolate chip pancakes

Favorite Movie:

Bridesmaids

Favorite Color:

All kinds of blue

Favorite Place to Study:

The Quad Lawn

Motto to Live By:

“Take charge. Write your own story.” – Nike

Idol(s):

Kara Goucher, Shalane Flanagan, and Deena Kastor

Favorite Smith Tradition:

Convocation, without a doubt.

Young was awarded Athlete of the Week due to her outstanding work this season. This past weekend at the 45th Codfish Bowl, Smith Cross-Country took home third place. Young, captain of the Pioneers, placed thirteenth in the 5K race, finishing in just 19 minutes and 42 seconds. In the Smith Invitational, Young came in 20th, leading her team to place fifth in the event. Come watch Young and the rest of the team race in the Open New England Championships at Boston’s Franklin Park on Oct. 12.

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