Taylor  Upson

Taylor Upson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Winter Garden, Fla.

High School:
West Orange

Position:
Coxswain

Birthdate:
07/26/1995

Experience:
Varsity

Major:
Public Relations

2015-16 - Junior
  • Named to the 2016 Big 12 All-Conference Team.
  • Guided the 1V8+ to a third place finish and a spot on the podium with a time of 6:47.173 in the grand finals of the Big 12 Conference Championship. She led the crew to the top time of the season as they posted a 6:31.365 mark in the preliminary round.
  • Coxswain for the 1V8+ crew which finished fourth at the Tennessee Invitational Conference Clash with a time of 6:46.1.
  • Led the 1V8+ crew to a top time of 6:50.1 at the Clemson Invitational
  • Guided the 2V8+ crew to a third place finish in the petite finals with a time of 7:02.167 at the San Diego Crew Classic.
  • Coxswain for the 2V8+ squad which took 10th place at the Head of the Hooch with a time of 17:08.4

2014-15 - Sophomore
  • At the Big 12 Championships, guided the first varsity four to a fourth place finish in the grand finals with a time of 7:57.81
  • Against Iowa and UCF, led the 2V4+ to a second place finish with a time of 7:51.5
  • Coxed the Second Varsity Eight at the 42nd Annual San Diego Crew Classic to a third place finish in the Petite Final with a time of 7:13.15
  • Led the Varsity Eight to three third place finishes at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invite (6:15.962, 6:11.928 and 6:05.266)
  • At the Chattanooga Head Race, part of shell that took Silver in Women's College 4+ with a time of 18:27.2

2013-14 - Freshman

  • Coxed the Varsity Four during the 2014 C-USA Championships held on Melton Hill Lake, during grand finals finished in six place with a time of 7:38.64
  • Guided the Varsity 4+ to a second place finish against Iowa (7:53.6)
  • Placed 6th (9:36.2) and 6th (7:58.2) leading the Second Varsity 4+ on Lake Hartwell at the Clemson Invitational
  • Led the Varsity 4+ to a first place finish against UCF with a time of 8:04.2
  • At Duke, coxed the her shell to a first place finish in the Novice 6 competition

Personal
  • Graduated from West Orange High School in Winter Garden, Florida
  • Taylor Meghan Upson, daughter of Andrea Pratt and Daniel Upson, was born on July 26, 1995
  • Member of the Latin Club in high school
  • Named an All-American for the Orlando Area Rowing Society in 2013
  • Won first at the ERG Springs with the Orlando Rowing Society in 2012
  • Part of the boat that won the OARS Regatta in 2011
  • Placed third at the state championship for her high school in 2012
 

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