Queens College inducted eight members of the Class of 2017 into its Athletics Hall of Fame on Friday, Oct. 13, at Harbor Links Golf Club in Port Washington, N.Y. QC's sixth class includes eight members, with five outstanding individuals and three teams of distinction, including former Queens College athletes, coaches, and championship teams.
The Class of 2017 features Alan Landes, Frank Saracino, Cheryl Vigo, Howard M. Elson and Nicole Young, along with the Knights' 1967 baseball team, 1980 softball team and 2007 women's tennis team.
We begin our Hall of Fame Spotlight with Nicole Young, Women's Swimming and Water Polo.
Nicole Young spent four seasons as a member of the Queens College women's swimming and water polo teams from 1996-2001. As a swimmer, Young garnered a handful of all-conference honors and conference championships during her time at Queens, while also claiming the Queens College Silver Knight Award.
She set a number of program and conference records at the time, and currently still holds the school record in the 500-yard freestyle. Additionally, Young was a part of the Knights' conference champion water polo team, and she was a three-year captain of the swimming team.