Featuring Sophia Young-Malcolm
Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021
The Baylor Women's Council of Waco hosted a luncheon on Sept. 14, 2021 featuring former Baylor Basketball star Sophia Young-Malcolm. Sophia came back to Baylor Athletics and serves as the Assistant Athletic Director for Player Development at Baylor University.
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Paul L. Foster
1621 S 3rd St.
Waco, TX 76706
About our Speaker
Assistant AD for Player Development, Baylor University
Two-time Baylor All-American and 2005 NCAA Champion Sophia Young-Malcolm joined Baylor's staff as Assistant AD for Player Development in May of 2021.
Young-Malcolm played on Baylor's first NCAA Championship team in 2005, was a two-time All-American and one of seven players in BU history to amass both 2,000 points and 1,000 rebounds in her career.
As Assistant AD for Player Development, Young will serve the student-athletes in the women's basketball program as the liaison between the Baylor Student-Athlete Center for Excellence (SACE). The SACE department serves student-athletes in two major areas: academic services and character formation. Young will also spearhead the program's community service efforts and assist in recruiting.
Young's four-year playing career at Baylor spanned from 2002-06. Through the 2020-21 season, Young still ranks fourth all-time in scoring, fifth in field goal percentage, second in rebounds (first in NCAA era), and second in double-doubles.
At the time of her selection, Young was Baylor's highest-ever draft pick in the WNBA when she was the fourth overall selection of the San Antonio Silver Stars in 2006. The Silver Stars got a solid return on their investment with Young playing 301 career games over nine seasons, including three WNBA All-Star selections. She tallied 4,300 career points and 1,807 rebounds in a career that spanned from 2006-2015 and resulted in a selection to the San Antonio Stars' All-Decade Team. Young also played overseas in the Euroleague and Eurocup.
After leaving professional basketball, Young continued leading her AAU basketball program called Sophia Young Elite in San Antonio. Her programs produced student-athletes that went to Division I schools that included UTEP, Oklahoma State, Abilene Christian and Indiana, among others. She also coached for two seasons as head coach at the Cornerstone Christian School in San Antonio, collecting a winning record in each of the 2018-19 and 2019-20 seasons. Since that time, she has served the San Antonio community as a realtor.
Young was born in Saint Vincent, West Indies, and she played her high school basketball in Shreveport, La. at Evangel Christian Academy. She was a 2016 inductee into the Baylor Athletics Hall of Fame and a 2021 inductee into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame.
She received a Bachelor of Science in Education at Baylor in 2006, and Young has two master's degrees, one in psychology from the University of Phoenix Online and one in Christian ministries from Liberty Theological Seminary and her husband Jermaine have two children, Skye and Sevyn.
The Baylor University Women's Council of Waco is an amazing group of women supporting each other and the University they love. A Baylor Woman is any alumna, parent or supporter of Baylor University who has a heart for making Baylor stronger. When you join, you will be making a difference through your financial support of Baylor University Women’s Council scholarships as you open doors to this incredible university for our students.
Through local groups, you have the opportunity to link arms with the strong, intelligent and fun women who make up our Baylor University Women’s Council across the nation.
Questions? Email us at Baylor_Alumni@baylor.edu.