Who is Glenn Youngkin's son Grant? Basketball player campaigned for dad to be VA Guv
'I walked into a voting booth and got to vote for my Dad to be the next Governor,' Grant Youngkin wrote
It is a lucky day in Virginia for Conservatives and Republicans in general as their projected gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin emerged victorious. The 54-year-old multi-millionaire and father of four defeated Democrat candidate Terry McAuliffe to be the next Governor-elect of Virginia. Youngkin, a resident of Great Falls, Virginia is married to Suzanne Youngkin for 27 years. While the election results might be a bitter truth for nearly half of Virginia, it is definitely a celebration at the Youngkin household.
Glenn Youngkin's college-going son Grant Youngkin also joined in the celebrations for his father's triumph in Virginia. A basketball alumni of SMU, Grant had actively participated in his father's electoral campaigns, supporting the #WinWithGlenn agenda. In one of his recent Instagram posts, he shared a photo with his parents, writing, "Wow. I walked into a voting booth and got to vote for my Dad to be the next Governor. What a special special day to be part of the Youngkin family #familyfirst #WinWithGlenn". In another similar post, he wrote, "I am feeling all the energy, excitement and enthusiasm for Team Glenn. Let’s get this done! Lets make my great home state the best place in America to live, work and raise a family #winwithglenn #testedtrustedtogether."
Born on May 26, 1997, Grant Youngkin followed his father and grandfather's footsteps by playing basketball in college. While Grant's grandfather was a player for Duke University, his father Glenn attended Rice University on a basketball scholarship and was hailed as a significant player in his tenure.
Grant initially joined Rice University like his father, after graduating from St Alban's School where he had received the Coaches Award in his senior year. He played for Rice in his Freshman year and participated in five games. He then transferred to Southern Methodist University (SMU) in his junior year and became a part of the SMU Mustangs. Interestingly, Grant's mother Suzanne Youngkin had also completed her graduation from SMU. Grant had to sit out one year at SMU due to the strict NCAA transfer rules. In the 2019-20 season, he played eight games and earned the American Athletic Conference All-Academic Team award in his senior year. He graduated from SMU in 2020, pursuing a degree in Corporate Communications and Public Affairs.
In his personal life, Grant appears to be close to his family and shares a special bond with his father. On Father's Day, he wished Glenn Youngkin a heartwarming post saying, "Happy Fathers Day to the best dad out there! It is heartwarming that others have an opportunity to see the inspiration I have known my whole life. Love you and keep being you!"