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Cady Young signs to the University of Nebraska Kearney

Published: Nov. 11, 2021 at 7:57 PM AKST
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - Cadence Young or Cady as she prefers, has just signed her national letter of intent to go to the University of Nebraska Kearney.

Cady Young is a swimmer for North Pole High School and the North Pole Aquatic Club and has chosen the Kearney due to the function of the program reminding her of the her swim club and the family environment she felt from the team. She also stated that though the academic offerings at the school fit her needs well.

Young was asked how here experience at North Pole has helped prepare her for the next level, to which she responded. “high school swim season is very intense and it’s so different from club but I think it really makes you work hard and instills a work ethic in you that you just don’t get from club.”

This upcoming grad expressed excitement to move out and begin her own life as well as leaving the harsh cold but also acknowledged that she would come to miss the abundant space and freedom of Alaska.

When asked about what it meant to be a patriot, Young highlighted feeling that it meant being part of a family, which is something she would like to carry on into her next tea. She had this advice for those who look up to her and want to follow in her footsteps, “I would just say don’t be discouraged by failure, because I’ve been swimming for so long I’m not gonna be able to swim my best every single time.”

Young will being starting her journey as a Loper at UNK by majoring in exercise science and minoring in coaching. After she graduates, she would like to pursue a doctorate in physical therapy. Her career goal is to become a pediatric physical therapist.

We congratulate her on her hard work and the achievements that have followed suit, and look forward to seeing what she does at the next level.

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