Whitney Young Athlete Profile

#16 Whitney Young

Position: Middle Blocker Height: 6-0 Class: Sophomore Roster Years: 2012-2014 Hometown: Roberts, ID Last School: Rigby High School

Before BYU:

High school volleyball:

  • Helped high school team to Skyline Classic title
  • Selected for Skyline Classic First Team
  • Helped her team to a 2011 district champs title
  • Named volleyball all-conference first team
  • Named Post Register Athlete of the Week twice
  • Recorded 43 kills in a five-set victory vs. Madison, her team’s rival
  • Also competed for the track and field team 


  • At the Tiger Grizz Track Meet, took first in the 4x200m relay, first in the pole vault and second in the co-ed medley relay
  • Named district champ in both the 4x200m relay and the pole vault,
  • Took second in district in the long jump and the 800m medley relay
  • At the state track championships, took second in the pole vault, third in the 4x200m relay, fourth in the long jump and sixth in the medley relay
  •  Also named Rigby High School Track Female Athlete of the Year

2013 | Freshman Year

  • Started in 23 matches this season
  • Recorded six kills and 16 attempts vs. Oklahoma (9/7)
  • Had a .400 hitting percentage, one assist and three digs vs. Portland State (9/6)
  • Had 10 block assists and 11 total blocks vs. Fresno State (9/7)
  • Recorded six kills on nine attempts for a .556 clip vs. Loyola Marymount (10/5)
  • Had 10 kills from 16 attempts for a .667 clip to go along with 11 total blocks vs. Santa Clara (10/10)
  • Recorded a carrer high .778 hitting percentage to go along with a carrer high 12 total blocks vs. Gonzaga (10/19)
  • Named the WCC Freshman of the Year
  • Added to the All-WCC Freshmen team
  • Led the team and the WCC in blocks, averaging 1.53 per set
  • Finished ranked No. 9 nationally in blocks per set
  • Had the best hitting percentage on the team with a .413 clip