Topeka, Kan. Amanda Young, a senior at Topeka Hayden who lives with Down Syndrome, has had a memorable fall semester. She was named the homecoming queen in September and her school-year got better on senior night for the volleyball team.
She has been a member of the Hayden volleyball team all four years of high school. She subbed in and took the opening serve for Hayden against Manhattan and delivered an ace. Her teammates rallied to celebrate with her.
The plan was to sub her out, but she didn't let the coach do that. Instead, she served a second ace.
Young has already been named the KU women's basketball 6th player award winner.