(Griswold) Allison Young, daughter of Jon and Beth Young of Elliott, was named to the Iowa Cross-Country All Academic, All-State Cross Country team. The honor is reserved for high school seniors who have a grade point of 3.8 or above, an ACT score of 28 or higher, and qualified for the state meet or placed in the top 30 at regional’s during their senior season.
Young, a senior at Griswold High School, has run on the Lady Tigers cross-country team since her freshman year. She qualified for three teams. An injury side-lined the stand-out runner her entire sophomore season.
"Allison has joined a very elite group of athletes. The standards for the award are very high. Allison does her absolute best at whatever task she undertakes whether it is in the classroom or on the cross-country course. She is a model of what it means to a student athlete," stated Jane Chaillie, Griswold cross-country coach.
In addition, Young earned WIC Academic All-Conference honors, along with her teammates, Jordyn Sindt, Larissa Backhaus, Serena Robinette, Xavier Olivo, Mason Anstey, Joe Sampson, and Dillon Becktol.
December 13, 2012