Jim Young to Serve as Honorary Referee

May 1, 2014

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Big Ten Medal of Honor winner Jim Young will be the honorary referee at the 15th annual Musco Twilight Meet on Saturday, May 3. Young, a former University of Iowa discus thrower and football player, was awarded the Big Ten Medal of Honor in 1959. He earned track and field varsity letters from 1956-58 and was the recipient of the Nile Kinnick Scholarship from 1954-58.

Young earned three degrees from the University of Iowa, including graduating summa cum laude in 1958 with a B.A. in political science. In 1960, he graduated magna cum laude from the UI College of Law, and in 1964 he earned a PhD in political science.

Young taught political science at Central Missouri from 1968 until his retirement in 1998. He is a long-time member of the UI Varsity Club and I-Club, and a loyal contributor to Hawkeye athletics and the UI School of Business.

He and his wife Virginia Ann (Ginger) Hudson married in 1959. They currently make their home in Lee’s Summit, Missouri.

The 15th annual Musco Twilight Meet is Saturday at the Frances X. Cretzmeyer Track in Iowa City, Iowa. Field events start at 1 p.m. (CT). The official ceremonies begin at 4:45 p.m. (CT). Admission is $5 for adults and free for UI students and children 18 and younger.