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SHAW ATHLETICS STUDENT-ATHLETE ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: CHRISTOPHER YOUNG

SHAW ATHLETICS STUDENT-ATHLETE ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: CHRISTOPHER YOUNG

RALEIGH, N.C. – The Department of Shaw University Athletics will highlight former student-athletes and their accomplishments in their professional careers and the impact they have made on their communities in a monthly segment called the Shaw Student-Athlete Alumni Spotlight.

This month we talked with former baseball student-athlete Christopher Young '99. Young was also a team captain of the Bears baseball team.

 

What sport(s) did you play at Shaw?

Young: Baseball

 

What year did you graduate?

Young: 1999

 

What was your major(s)/minor(s) at Shaw:

Young: International Relations

 

Have you obtained a higher level of education since graduating from Shaw?

Roberts: Yes, Masters of Public Administration, Juris Doctrate

 

Where is your current place of employment?

Young: Attorney

 

Why did you choose to attend Shaw?

Young: Received a baseball scholarship

 

What is your fondest memory of being a Shaw student-athlete?

Young: Competing in the CIAA basketball tournaments

 

What would you say is your greatest athletic or academic accomplishment during your time at Shaw?

Young: I felt a level of unforgettable pride each time I wore Shaw across my chest. Shaw has paved the way for so many people of color

 

What kind of advice would you give to current Saints competing in athletics?

Young: Enjoy your time competing, you're forming a life time bond

 

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