Amy Young

Hometown: Diamond Bar, Calif.
Residence: Diamond Bar, Calif.
Birth Date/Place: July 25, 1980/Diamond Bar, Calif.
Club: Gym-Max
Coach: Howie Liang
School: Diamond Bar High
Year in School: 12th (Fall, '97)
Began Gymnastics: 1987
Favorite Apparatus: Uneven bars
Hobbies: Shopping, swimming

Amy is the younger of two daughters born to Les (college professor) and Betty (elementary school teacher) Young. An accomplished athlete, she won junior state championships in the 50m dash and high jump and also participated in soccer, swimming and skiing before taking up gymnastics. Older sister Lisa (21) attends the University of California-Irvine. Her eight uncles (evenly divided on mother's and father's side) still play intramural basketball. She maintains a 4.0 GPA at Diamond Bar High School and enjoys math; in fact, she's already taking calculus classes. Dad is a Ph.D. in entomology. Amy's committed to attending UCLA, her father's alma mater. She enjoys collecting pins and beanie babies and likes dancing, shopping, going to movies or the beach and e-mailing friends.

International Competition

National Competition

updated: 09 Jan 1998