Barry Young

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Barry Young transferred to Napa High School from a school in Waterloo, Iowa and spent only his senior year in Napa, but his contributions to the success of the Napa High School Athletic Program in that one year earned him the support of the Selection Committee. Tennis was Young’s game, and his accomplishments in that sport are spectacular, but he was also a good enough basketball player to earn a starting guard position on the 1970-71 North Bay League and Top of the Bay Classic championship team, led by 1997 Hall of Fame inductee, Stewart Walkenhorst. Young won honorable mention North Bay League honors. As a tennis player at Napa High, Young made his only year count, leading the Napa team to an undefeated NBL championship year, winning the NBL singles championship, the North Coast Section singles championship, receiving the Most Valuable Tennis Player award and earning a tennis scholarship to Arizona State University. Young continued his stellar play at Arizona State, where he earned Most Valuable Player honors in 1973 and was captain of the 1975 Arizona State WAC championship team. He was the 1975 WAC singles and, with a partner, doubles champion. Along with George “Archie” Rice, Young added a definite tennis flavor to the 1998 class of inductees.