12 Courtney Young
Birth Date: 05/07/1983
Height: 5-11
Year: Junior
Hometown: Westchester, CA
High School: Buena HS
Previous College: Ventura JC
Position: Guard
Junior College
Western State Conference North Division MVP at Ventura Junior College in both 2002-03 and 2003-04...After averaging 20.2 points, 4.4 rebounds and 3.9 assists per game as a sophomore while leading the Pirates to a 27-4 overall record and a second straight league crown, she was named one of only 10 Junior College All-Americans by the Women's Basketball Coaches' Association...Co-State Player of the Year in 2002-03, pouring in 22.9 points per contest as VC reached the state semifinals...School record holder with career scoring average of 21.9, as well as third all-time in points (1,226), field goals made (440) and free-throw percentage (77.4%)...Personal best scoring total was 35 against L.A. Valley College as a freshman...Coached by Ned Mircetic...Originally signed a National Letter of Intent at Tennessee prior to the 2001-02 campaign but never played for the Lady Vols...Spent that season away from basketball before enrolling at Ventura College. High School
A 2001 graduate of Buena High School in Ventura, CA...Averaged over 20 points per game in each of her two seasons with the Bulldogs, capturing CIF Division I Southern Section co-Player of the Year honors as a senior...Led the Bulldogs to the quarterfinals of the state tournament in 2001...Earned All-American recognition from a host of organizations, including USA Today, Student Sports and Parade...Joined three of her current Gaucho teammates among Blue Star Index's top-100 high school seniors in 2000-01, checking in at No. 55 nationally...A member of the honor roll during her final year at Buena...Played her first two seasons of varsity basketball at Crossroads High School in Santa Monica, CA, twice earning Delphic League MVP recognition...As a sophomore, led the Roadrunners to the CIF Division IV Sectional Finals and earned the first of her three consecutive Los Angeles Times First Team selections...Invited to the USA Junior National Team Trials twice during her prep career. Personal
Courtney M. Young came into this world on May 7, 1983 in Los Angeles, CA...The daughter of Sharon Cromarte and Keith Young, she is an only child...A woman's studies major who aspires to own her own restaurant...Favorite author is Sandra Cisneros, while she enjoys watching the movies "Crazy/Beautiful" and "Radio"...Jacqueline Heck is both her favorite athlete and singer...Also respects the game of Jason Kidd, while she is an avid viewer of both "The Sopranos" and "Best Damn Sports Show Period".