Valley Grad Zoe Young, Competition Cheerleading Team Honored At All-Iowa Sports Awards

All Iowa Sports Awards 2019

Top: Coaches and players of the 2019 Valley High School girls’ basketball team. Bottom: Coaches and members of the 2019 Valley High School competition cheerleading squad.

Valley High School 2019 graduate Zoe Young and the Valley High School competition cheerleading team were recognized Friday, June 21, at the 2019 All-Iowa Sports Awards hosted by the Des Moines Register.

Young was named All-Iowa Girls’ Basketball Player of the Year for her efforts on the hardwood. She led the Tigers to a Class 5A state girls’ basketball championship, averaging about 24 points per game. During the regular season, Young became Valley’s all-time leading scorer and ranks first in assists. She has now moved on to play collegiate hoops at the University of Maryland.

Watch the moment Young was announced the winner:

The Valley High School competition cheerleading team earned the Top Team: Fan Vote Award. Valley was crowned the Class 4A state cheerleading champions in November. In January, the squad was also named national champions at the 2019 National Cheerleaders Association Junior and Senior High School National Championships.

The fourth annual awards show recognizes more than 750 of the Register’s All-Iowa athletes and coaches from 21 Iowa high school sports as well as Special Olympics Iowa. This year’s event was headlined by a pair of notable Iowans: Warner and Olympian Lolo Jones.