In 2021, Young joined the cast of popular ABC reality show “The Bachelor,” advancing to the final two and earning her the starring role in season 18 of “The Bachelorette.” Video: 2013 Meet the Braves Spotlight Honors & Awards
- Honorable Mention All-MVC (2013-14)
- Two-Time First-Team MVC Scholar-Athlete (2014-15 & 2013-14)
- Second-Team MVC Scholar-Athlete (2012-13)
- Senior Class Award Candidate (2014-15)
- MVC Leadership & Service Award (Feb. 2013)
- MVC Player of the Week (12-08-14 & 11-11-13)
- MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week (12-10-14 & 11-13-13)
- Bradley Country Financial Scholar-Athlete of the Week (12-24-14, 12-10-14, 12-03-14 & 11-13-13)
- MVC Presidents Council Academic Award (2015)
- MVC Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award (2015 & 2014)
- MVC Honor Roll (2015 & 2014)
- Bradley AD Honor Roll (Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Fall 2014 & Spring 2015)
2014-15 (Senior) Senior CLASS Award candidate … First-Team MVC Scholar-Athlete … Led the team in scoring at 12.0 points per game … Led the team and was fifth in the MVC in steals at 2.1 per game (61 total) … Had 11 points, four rebounds, three assists and six steals in the final home game of her career to lead Bradley to season sweep of Illinois State … Returned to the starting lineup at Indiana State to score a game-high 14 points, while making 10-of-12 free throw attempts … Scored her 1,000th-career point at Missouri State (Feb. 13) … Ranked 13th in career scoring at Bradley with 1,062 career points … Scored a Renaissance Coliseum record 497 career points … Tied for sixth in school history with 276 career made free throws and is ninth with 189 career steals … Tallied 17 points against Missouri State (Jan. 18) and also tied career highs with two blocks and seven steals … Came off the bench vs. Bowling Green due to illness and tied for game-high scoring honors with 15 points … Named MVC Player of the Week after she was the first Bradley player with 20 points, five rebounds, five assists and five steals in a game since Raisa Taylor on March 5, 2011 with 24 points, six boards, five assists and six steals to highlight the home win against Missouri … Tied the Bradley single-game scoring record with 38 points in the overtime loss at Columbia … Also tied the school mark with 17 field goals against the Lions … Battled foul trouble in the season opener at Illinois-Chicago, picking up two fouls in the first 90 seconds … Tied a career-best with seven rebounds at #18 DePaul, to go with 11 points, three assists and one steal … Netted a team-high 12 points and had four steals in the loss at Oklahoma.
2013-14 (Junior) Honorable mention All-MVC … First-Team MVC Scholar-Athlete … Led the team with a 14.3 points per game average for the highest scoring average at Bradley since 2001-02 … Made a MVC leading 137 free throws … Scored a career-high 32 points in the season-opening win against Illinois to garner MVC Player and Scholar-Athlete of the Week honors … Her 137 made free throws is third-best season total in school history and she tied a school single-game record with 16 made free throws at Southern Illinois … Also lead the team with 55 steals … Scored 20 or more points in each of the first three games and five of the first nine contests … Led the team in scoring 15 times and scored in double figures in 19 games … Was eighth in the MVC in steals … Fifth player in program history to score 400 or more points and come away with 55 or more steals in a season … Averaged 17.0 points per game on 67.9 percent shooting over the final three games of the regular-season … Scored 20 or more points eight times for the most by a Brave since 2001-02 … Sixth player in program history to earn all-conference and MVC scholar-athlete honors in the same season. 2012-13 (Sophomore) Second-Team MVC Scholar-Athlete … Named a recipient of the MVC’s Leadership & Service Award … After coming off the bench in the first 11 games of the season, she made her first career state in the Missouri Valley Conference opener at Indiana State and was in the starting five in each of the last 19 contests … Came on late in the year, averaging 12.6 points and 2.4 steals per game, while shooting 58.3 percent from the field in the final seven games of the year … Averaged 10.8 points and 2.1 steals per game in the final 13 outings … Finished the year fifth on the team in scoring at 7.7 points per game and was second on the team in steals at 1.9 per game (7th in the MVC) … Was eighth in the Valley in field goal percentage (45.5 percent) … Bradley was 7-4 when she scored in double figures … Averaged 14.3 points on 37-for-54 shooting (68.5 percent) in last six home games … Had the game-winning basket against Illinois State, making a left-handed breakaway layup with 1.3 seconds left… Snagged a career-high six steals at Evansville (March 3) to go with 11 points. 2011-12 (Freshman) Made her debut in the season opener against Northern Colorado, playing five minutes off the bench … Scored her first career points against Stetson … Collected a season-high 12 points on 5-of-6 shooting and also had a season-best three steals off the bench in the MVC Tournament win against Southern Illinois … Had eight points in 21 minutes off the bench against Niagara … Played 20 minutes in the win against Western Illinois, turning in the season-highs of eight points, three rebounds and two assists. High School Averaged 22.1 points per game as a senior, setting the Woodbury High School season scoring record … Also averaged 3.6 rebounds and 3.4 steals per game in her final prep season … Earned Suburban East All-Conference honors … Named MVP of the Minnesota Basketball Coaches Association All-Star Team … Associated Press All-State selection … First-Team Star Tribune All-Metro pick … Also earned all-state honors from the Pioneer Press … Finalist for Minnesota’s Miss Basketball … Nominated for the McDonald’s All-American team … As junior, she earned Suburban East All-Conference honors and was an honorable mention all-state pick after averaging 12.2 points and 2.9 steals.
Getting To Know Michelle Young Parents: LaVonne & Ephraim Young Birthplace: St. Louis Park, Minn. Siblings: Angela & Alex Major: Elementary Education