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Carson Young


Triple-Impact Competitor® Finalist, Class of 2018

Tampa Preparatory School
Tampa, FL

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Student-Athlete Profile

Carson’s Coach tells us how Carson is exceptional both on the field and in the classroom: “I have had the extreme joy of coaching Carson Young for the last three years. Carson was also an exceptional student in my AP English Language & Composition course. She has always given her best effort from the beginning of practice all the way to the end. This level of effort has been consistent for all three seasons. Carson leads by example with her personal efforts but is also a very vocal leader. She motivates her peers with words of encouragement, even if she is out of breath from the workout. Months before the beginning of this last season, Carson came to see me to let me know that she wanted to step up as a leader for the team. I gave her some pointers regarding what I was looking for in a leader. Carson was already doing most of what I identified and as the season approached she was exceeding expectations. In 25 years of coaching, Carson Young has stepped forward to be one of my best leaders without question. Her teammates cheered for her when I announced her selection as one of our team captains. Because I knew she was beyond capable, I found myself leaning on her as a leader far more than any other captain I have selected. Carson is committed to improving herself and her team. When our workouts were complete Carson regularly asked to run an additional 400 meter run so she could build her stamina. What was truly special is that in the beginning of the season I would ask for a volunteer to run the extra 400 with her. As her leadership grew I found kids were offering to join her on the extra work without my making a request for a volunteer. Carson wanted to improve herself and inspired her peers to want to improve as well. Carson is the same kind of leader in the classroom. She is a scholar who always asks questions to guide her peers to new ground. Carson is the embodiment of the three qualities of a Triple-Impact Competitor. She clearly makes herself and her peers better on a daily basis. Her qualities as a leader and her sportsmanship honors the game because she motivates her peers to be the best versions of themselves, on and off the field of play. There is no question that Carson Young is very worthy of your consideration for this award because she is truly a gem and is deserving of such an honor.”

High School: Tampa Preparatory School, Tampa, FL

Coach You Admire: Dabo Swinney, Head Football Coach at Clemson University

Favorite Team: Clemson University

Favorite Athlete: Deshaun Watson, Houston Texans

Favorite Inspirational Sports Movie: The Blind Side

Favorite Inspirational Sports Related Quote: "Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game." -Michael Jordan

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