Dan Young '83
Going into his senior year, diving ace Dan Young had three All-America certificates tucked away. Finishing strong, he captured the ultimate prize in 1-meter diving at the 1983 NCAA Division III Championships in Canton, Ohio.
Young captured the national title by accumulating 420.80 points in 11 dives and also added his fifth All-America designation off the three-meter board.
A graduate of Erieís Academy High School, he first earned All-America honors in the 1-meter events as a sophomore by finishing fifth. As a junior, he collected two more All-American citations for his 1- and 3-meter performances at the national championships.
An often witty and practical joker, Dan helped the Wolverines accumulate a 39-9 dual-meet record, including a 12-0 season in his junior year, under head coach Jim Longnecker. The tri-captain received the Dick Jewell Most Valuable Performer award in his senior year after being the teamís high scorer at the NCAA Championships.
Young graduated with a bachelorís degree in biology in 1983 and in 1986, he earned a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Logan Chiropractic College. In 1991, the College inducted him into its Menís Swimming and Diving Hall of Fame.
Dan owns Young Chiropractic Center in his native Erie. He sponsors community running events, and has coached youth soccer, basketball and cross country and participated in numerous triathlons, marathons and 15Ks. He is married and has three children.