Sophomore Year (2004-05)
Saw action in all 23 games, starting in 19...Went down in late January with a slight tear in her lateral meniscus and sat out for six weeks after surgery...Ranked second on the team in scoring and rebounding with 13.1 points and 6.9 rebounds per game...Scored a career-high 23 points against Detroit and Murray State...Pulled down a career-high 14 rebounds against Murray State...Registered three double-doubles on the season...Named Conference USA Player of the Week for the week of Dec. 19...Scored double figures in 16 games...Led the team in three-point field goal percentage, connecting on 35.5 percent...Blocked a career-high five shots against TCU...Named to the Northbank Classic All-Tournament team...Named to the Paradise Jam All-Tournament team...Ranked second on the team in blocks with 29 on the season...Ranked fifth in C-USA in three-point field goal percentage...Ranked second in C-USA in blocks per game with 1.3...Named to the Athletic Director's Honor Roll.
Saw action in all 35 games, starting in one for the Boilermakers...Scored a season-high nine points against Savannah State...Started against Northwestern ...Pulled down a season-high six rebounds against Vanderbilt...Knocked down a season-high two three-pointers against Iowa...Finished the season averaging 1.7 points and 1.4 rebounds per game.
Lettered four seasons for Connersville High School...Missed her entire senior season with a torn ACL...Finished her junior season averaging 21.8 points and 9.8 rebounds per game...Earned honorable mention All-America honors from Street & Smith's her junior year...Was a Nike All-America Camp participant and an AAU All-American in the summer of 2001...Played for the AAU National Champions the Dayton Lady Hoopsters ...Ranked as the 53rd best player and the sixth best forward in the nation by the All-Star Girls Report.
Birthdate is March 20, 1984...Parents are Lynn and George Taylor...Majoring in marketing.
Collen on Taylor
"I've said this before, if Missy doesn't go down injured midway through conference play, she would have been named all-conference and we would have moved into the Top 25. She has worked hard over the summer to gain more strength and stamina. If she can stay healthy and continue to gain confidence in herself, she will have another great season and make life a lot easier for Jazz."