Abbie Young
Abbie Young
Height: 5-8
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Barnstable, MA
High School: Phillips Exeter Academy
Major: Economics
Residential College: Berkeley

2012-13: Earned second team All-Ivy recognition sitting in the varsity eight that placed second at the Ivy League Championship... Sat in the varsity eight at the NCAA Championship... Recipient of the team's Chris Ernst Award.

Before Yale: One the nation’s top young rowers... In 2011 rowed in the Exeter varsity eight that went undefeated during the regular season and won the NEIRA championship, before going on to finish fourth at the US Rowing Youth National Championships... Stroked the 2011 US Women’s Junior 8 that won bronze at the Junior World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam... In 2010, while rowing with Phoenix Racing, won both Scholastic Nationals and Stotesbury Cup in the 2x.

Porter Says: “Abbie is an intense athlete who will thrive in our program. Her high octane, no nonsense personality and inner drive will fit in well with our program.”

Why Yale? “I knew Yale was where I wanted to be before I even visited the campus. Yale's academic reputation caught my attention several years ago. I was even more enraptured when I took my official and fell in love with Yale's historic architecture, variety of classes, and the fantastic welcome that the team and other students offered me when I was there. That experience also reassured me that Yale can offer me everything that I'm looking for in a university. I am ecstatic to be a part of its perfect balance of academic rigor and opportunities and athletic expectations and success. Early on, I was sure that this balance and the lessons I will learn from its aspects, both individually and together, will prepare me for any path I may choose to follow in life.”

Quote: “It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.” Mark Twain.