Taylor  Johnson

11Taylor Johnson

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Temecula, Calif.

High School:
Chaparral H.S.

Last College:
Long Beach State

Height:
5-11

Position:
S

CAREER HIGHS

  • Kills: 4 (at LSU, 11/14/14)
  • Attacks: 5 (at Iowa State, 9/5/14)
  • Hitting Pct.: .000 (at Iowa State, 9/5/14)
  • Assists: 34 (at Mississippi State, 10/17/14)
  • Aces: 1 (South Carolina, 11/19/14)
  • Solo Blocks: --
  • Block Assists: 2 (vs. Omaha, 9/6/14)
  • Total Blocks: 2 (vs. Omaha, 9/6/14)
  • Digs: 11 (at Mississippi State, 10/17/14)
  • *Through November 29, 2014

AS A SOPHOMORE AT TENNESSEE (2014)

  • Appeared in 22 matches in her first season on Rocky Top, collecting two starts along the way
  • Finished the year with 225 assists, 75 digs, seven kills, and four blocks at the setter position
  • Recorded two double-doubles on the season, including a career-best 34-assist, 11-dig performance at Mississippi State on Oct. 17
  • Posted her second double-double of the campaign on Nov. 14, finishing with 29 assists and 10 digs at LSU
  • Had 10 matches of 10 or more assists on the year, including four that featured 20+ helpers
  • Finished with 33 assists and seven digs in the home finale against Arkansas on Nov. 26
  • Put down a season-best four kills at LSU on Nov. 14

AS A FRESHMAN AT LONG BEACH STATE (2013)

  • Saw action in seven sets in four matches for the 49ers

HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB

  • Was a four-year Varsity starting setter and letterwinner at Chaparral High School
  • Served as the captain of the Pumas for three years
  • Named two-time First Team All-League and All-Valley during her junior and senior seasons
  • As a freshman and sophomore, earned Second-Team All-League
  • Voted Team MVP three years in a row, and earned the Team Character Award
  • Named to the Southwestern League Scholastic Team which recognizes student-athletes with a 3.5 GPA or higher
  • Recognized as the 2012 Wendy's Heisman Award Winner
  • Named Senior Aces Top 250 and PrepMVP Fall Stand out
  • Earned Max Preps Player of the Week
  • Was listed on Prep Girls Volleyball Top Players to Watch three years in a row
  • Helped her Club West 18 National team place fifth at JO Qualifier in Atlanta and finish 22nd in Open Division in Dallas
  • 2011 Best Athlete in AAU selection
  • In beach volleyball, was the 2011 AAU/USA Volleyball L.A. Open gold medal champion
  • AAU/USA Beach Volleyball Southern Pacific Champion
  • 2009 AAU/USA Jr. Manhattan Beach Open Champion
  • Two-time Best of Beach Qualifier and three-time State Championship CBVA Qualifier

PERSONAL

  • Majoring in kinesiology
  • Chose Tennessee because the coaching staff is committed, driven and fair, the teammates are supportive and she wanted to be a part of something great
  • Outside of volleyball, her hobbies include painting, going on hikes, and going to the beach to play volleyball
  • Aspires to play professional volleyball overseas
  • Names her biggest sports influence as Peyton Manning for striving through adversity and injuries to still be the best in his game
  • Taylor Nicole Johnson, the daughter of Kate and John Johnson, was born on March 7, 1995, in Murrieta, Calif.
  • Recipient of the Betty Trotter Scholarship Endowment

 

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