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    Taylor Athan     
     
      Taylor Athan
Class:
Graduated

Hometown:
Tampa, Fla.

High School:
Plant

Birthdate:
04/03/1992

Experience:
Varsity

Major:
Biochemical & Molecular Biology

TaylorAthan

2013-14 - Senior
  • 2014 Spring SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • Named to the 2013-14 C-USA Honor Roll, an honor awarded to student-athlete's maintaining a 3.0 GPA or better
  • Rowed in the Second Varsity 8+ during the 2014 C-USA Championships held on Melton Hill Lake, during grand finals secured a gold medal finish with a time of 6 minutes and 40.90 seconds
  • Part of the Second Varsity 8+ that placed second against Iowa (6:55.4)
  • Placed 6th (7:43.9), 6th (7:15.3) and 3rd (7:51.4) rowing in the Second Varsity 8+ on Lake Hartwell at the Clemson Invitational
  • Rowed in the Second Varsity 8+ against UCF, placing first with a time of 6 minutes and 38.5 seconds
2012-13 - Junior
  • Named to the 2012-13 C-USA Honor Roll, an honor awarded to student-athlete's maintaining a 3.0 GPA or better
  • At Conference USA Championships held on Melton Hill Lake, placed second in the 2V8+ with a time of 6:50.18.
  • In the regular season finale, part of the 2V8+ which placed third against Princeton, Dartmouth and Penn with a time of 6:59.7
  • Racing in the 2V8 at the Clemson Invitational, finished in third place in both sessions with times of 6:48.5 and 6:37.7. On Sunday, placed second with a time of 7:08.8.
  • At The Ohio State Invitational, placed second in both varsity eight races with times of 7:23.7 and 7:33.85, respectively.
  • Placed second against Louisville in the V8+ with a time of 6 minutes and 37.9 seconds
  • Rowed in the V8+ against Minnesota with a time of 6 minutes and 36.6 seconds on the 2000-meter course
  • Rowed in the Open 8 at the Head of the Hooch placing 7th with a time of 17 minutes and 24.4 seconds
  • Finished fifth at the Head of the Hooch in Chattanooga in the Championship 8 with a time of 16 minutes and 39.3 seconds
  • Helped the Lady Vols place 30th at the prestigious Head of the Charles Regatta in Championship 8 with a time of 18 minutes and 11.03 seconds
  • In fall opener placed second with a time of 16 minutes and 32.15 seconds in the Collegiate 8 at the Chattanooga Head Race
2011-12 - Sophomore
  • Lifted Tennessee to the 2012 C-USA Championship by helping her 2V8+ shell to gold...Rowed in the 2V8+ all spring
  • Helped her shell finish the season strong at No. 7 Princeton
  • Rowed the 2V8+ to a fifth-place petite-final finish at the San Diego Crew Classic
  • Part of 2V8+ that took one gold and two silver medals at Oak Ridge Invitational
  • Helped the 2V8+ defeat Central Florida on Lake Pickett
  • Won gold in the Club 8 at Head of the Charles Regatta
  • Finished seventh in the Collegiate 4 at the Chattanooga Head Race
  • Also took eighth in the Collegiate 8 at Chattanooga Head Race
  • Finished eighth in the Championship 8 at the Head of the Hooch
2010-11 - Freshman
  • As 3 seat in 2V4+, won first vs. Minnesota
  • As bow seat in 2V8+, finished second vs. Louisville
  • At Lake Natoma Invitational, in 2V4+, took home two second place finishes as 3 seat, and third as stroke seat
  • In 2V8+, finished third
  • At C-USA regionals, helped 2V8+ shell finish second
  • Opened college career with a sixth-place finish in Collegiate 8+ at Chattanooga Head Race
  • Also a member of C8+ shell that finished 16th at Head of the Hooch regatta
High School
  • Graduated from Plant High School in Tampa, Fla., where she received three varsity letters in rowing
  • Helped lead her team to regional championships in 2009 and 2010
  • Won the state championship in 2009
  • Was a member of the Zeta Service Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Students Against Drunk Driving

Personal
  • Enrolled in College of Arts and Sciences
  • Enjoys playing music and the beach when she's not rowing
  • Has five high school teammates rowing collegiately at various schools
  • Chose Tennessee over UMass and Fordham
  • What she loves most about rowing is the sense of unity it gives her
  • She loves Tennessee because of the mountains, food and hospitality
  • She won superior at piano competitions for eight years growing up
  • Has two older sisters, Alexandra and Alyssa
  • Taylor Angelica Athan, daughter of Dee Ann and Stephan Athan, was born on April 3, 1992 in Tampa, Fla
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