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Young Named to Fall Community of Champions

Anna Young

Anna Young

Nov. 29, 2011

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State rower Anna Young has been selected to the 2011 Big 12 Conference Fall Chick-fil-A Community of Champions. During the fall, winter and spring terms, one student-athlete from each institution will be honored based on academics, community service along with leadership and sportsmanship.

Young is a senior majoring in kinesiology and holds a 3.019 GPA. She has participated in a number of community service projects during her time at K-State, including Cats 4 Cans every year and the annual Student-Athlete Advisory Committee’s Adopt a Family during the holiday season. Young also is active in Project Purple, a fundraising effort created by teammate Sierra Cuda last year to raise awareness and support for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Cuda was named to the 2010 Fall Chick-fil-A Community of Champions for her efforts with Project Purple.

In addition to these community service projects, Young also is a member of Athletes in Action, Cats for Kids and volunteers delivering meals with Meals on Wheels.

K-State head rowing coach Patrick Sweeney said Young has been a valuable member of the team all four years and always gives her best effort to help the Wildcats win on the water.

“Anna has consistently been a positive influence on the team throughout her rowing career,” Sweeney said. “She always leads by example with an unassuming attitude and faithful hard work.”

The institution of the student-athletes named to the Chick-fil-A Community of Champions will be awarded $4,500 as a result of their efforts within the community.

2011 Fall Chick-fil-A Community of Champions

Name Class School Sport
Terrance Ganaway Sr. Baylolr Football
Michelle Browning Sr. Iowa State Gymnastics
Quinn Meachum Sr. Kansas Football
Anna Young Sr. Kansas State Rowing
T.J. Moe Jr. Missouri Football
Morgan Reynolds Jr. Oklahoma Volleyball
Brandon Weeden Sr. Oklahoma State Football
Fozzy Whittaker Sr. Texas Football
Megan Latone Sr. Texas A&M Swimming & Diving
Jacob Karam So. Texas Tech Football