| Nadia Taylor
Video: I am Nadia Taylor and we are Texas Softball [April 18, 2011]
She was a three-time NFCA All-Central Region First Team (2009-11) selection and Second Team pick in 2012 ... named as two-time All-Big 12 Second Team (2009, 2011) ... earned 2011 and 2012 Academic All-Big 12 First Team honors ... named 2010 All-Big 12 First Team and 2012 All-Big 12 Second Team ... earned Big 12 Player of the Week honors three times (March 2, 2010, March 26, 2012 and April 17, 2012).
AS A SENIOR (2012)
She started in 59 of 60 games with 52 starts at third base ... led the team in doubles (16) and was third on the club with 11 home runs and fourth with a .355 batting average ... tied for most doubles in the Big 12 ... finished ninth among Big 12 players with a .645 slugging percentage ... went 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBI in a 4-2 in over No. 12 Oregon on May 25 in the NCAA Austin Super Regional ... broke the school single-season record for doubles after hitting two doubles in a 3-for-4 day on May 19 against Houston in the NCAA Austin Regional ... hit two homers in a game for the third time in her career, tying her career best with four RBI against Auburn on May 19 in NCAA Austin Regional action ... recorded a double with two RBI on May 6 in a 12-5 win at No. 4 Oklahoma ... named Big 12 Player of the Week on April 17 after batting 4-for-5 in the series at Kansas (April 13-14) with three home runs and six RBI ... in the doubleheader on May 13, she belted two home runs and tied her career high with four RBI in the first game before hitting another home run in the nightcap ... hitting out of the No. 3 spot in the lineup on April 14, she set a new Texas record by drawing five walks in the game ... she tied an NCAA record by hitting three doubles in a game on April 1 against No. 25 New Mexico to go with two RBI, the first time she hit more than one double in a game in her career ... earned her first Big 12 Player of the Week honor after hitting two home runs with seven RBI on March 23-24 at Iowa State ... tallied a double and home run in a 2-for-3 day, tying her career high with four RBI on March 23 at Iowa State ... earned all-tournament honors at the Spring Fling Tournament in Honolulu, Hawaii, from March 13-16 after batting .357 with three doubles, a home run and five RBI ... opened the season with a six-game hitting streak.
AS A JUNIOR (2011)
She started all 56 games at third base ... posted a season-best six-game hitting streak from April 22 at Texas Tech to May 1 against No. 14 Oklahoma ... drilled a pair of homers and went 4-for-7 with three runs scored in Texas' two victories at Texas Tech (April 22-23) ... combined for four hits, an RBI and a run scored in the Longhorns' two-game series sweep at No. 18 Oklahoma State (April 2-3) ... registered two hits, two RBI, a home run and a walk in UT's 12-0 win against Kansas (March 26) ... went 2-for-2 with a double, a home run, two runs scored and a walk in a 12-0 run-rule win over No. 4 Washington (March 17) ... belted a solo homer in the Horns' 5-0 win against Hofstra (March 4) ... hammered a three-run home run and drew a walk to help UT to a 6-0 victory over Loyola Marymount (Feb. 26) ... recorded three hits, including a double and scored one run in Texas' season-opening 6-2 win against Louisville (Feb. 10).
AS A SOPHOMORE (2010)
She started all 58 of Texas' games at third base ... ranked second in the Big 12 during league play with a .465 batting average, while adding four homers and 14 RBI ... ranked second on the club with her .368 batting average and 63 hits ... ranked fourth on the club with 39 runs scored and 18 walks ... notched two hits and drove home a run in UT's 9-1 win against No. 7 Oklahoma State (April 24) ... tied a season-high with four RBI and posted a career-best two homers in a 5-2 win over No. 7 Missouri (April 10) ... equaled a UT single-game record with four hits in Texas' 7-0 win at Kansas (April 2) ... put together a season-best seven-game hitting streak from March 24 vs. Texas State until March 30 vs. UTSA ... during the streak she posted a 3-for-3, three-RBI effort in UT's 9-0 win against Nebraska (March 27) ... tallied two hits and a walk in the Horns' 5-2 win against No. 4 Michigan (March 20) ... posted three hits, three runs scored and a double in a 13-8 win over San Jose State (March 18) ... went 2-for-3 and blasted a walk-off solo homer that lifted Texas to a 1-0 win over No. 7 Arizona State (March 18) ... recorded a 2-for-4 outing with a double in UT's 11-5 win over Ohio (March 6) ... hammered a two-run home run, singled and scored two runs in a 7-4 victory against Oregon State (Feb. 28) ... connected for three hits, four RBI, a home run and three runs scored as UT beat UC Davis, 14-5 (Feb. 27) ... notched a season-high four RBI in her 2-for-2 effort that included a double and a run scored against No. 19 Fresno State (Feb. 21).
AS A FRESHMAN (2009)
She started 58 of UT's 60 games at third base ... tallied a career-high three RBI and added two hits and a run scored in a 10-5 win over Nebraska at the Big 12 Championship (May 9) ... roped a solo home run in Texas' 3-2 extra-inning win over UTSA (April 30) ... notched a career-high three hits and added an RBI and one run scored in a 12-2 run-rule victory at Oklahoma State (April 25) ... recorded two hits and a pair of RBI in a 5-0 win over Kansas (April 18) ... connected for two hits, including an RBI double in a 2-0 win at Texas Tech (April 15) ... posted a double and a run scored in a 2-1 loss at Nebraska (April 10) ... went 2-for-3 with two RBI, a double and a run scored in UT's 6-5 win over Texas A&M Corpus Christi (April 2) ... tallied two hits, including a double and added an RBI and a run scored in a 15-6 run-rule win over No. 6 Oklahoma (March 28) ... registered two hits, a home run and two RBI in a 3-2 win over Penn State (March 12) ... blasted a two-run homer in UT's 10-1 victory at Cal State Northridge (March 10) ... notched two hits in both ends of the Horns' doubleheader split with Texas A&M Corpus Christi (March 5) ... recorded two runs and a pair of RBI in Texas' 10-2 win over Louisiana-Monroe (Feb. 26) ... posted two hits and a run scored in a 5-4 win over Long Island (Feb. 22) ... connected for a two-run homer in her collegiate debut as UT downed Florida State, 3-2 (Feb. 6).
Played club softball for Impact Gold out of Houston, Texas for head coach K.C. Jackson ... led her club to a first-place finish at the 2007 Colorado Firework tournament and a top-10 finish at the 2008 ASA Gold Nationals ... helped the Impact to an 11th-place finish at ASA Gold Nationals in 2007... played club ball with fellow Longhorn Lexy Bennett.
A four-year letterwinner at Atascocita (two years) and Humble (two years) High Schools ... tabbed first-team all-district four times ... named district most valuable player in 2007 and team MVP all four seasons ... led her club in hitting for four seasons ... tabbed team defensive player of the year in 2005 and 2008 ... earned three varsity letters in basketball ... twice named to the all-district first team (2007-08) on the hardwood and was named honorable mention in 2006 ... led her squad in scoring and rebounding her junior and senior seasons ... member of the National Honor Society.
Full name is Nadia Jaranique Taylor ... born July 11, 1990 in New Orleans, La. ... is the daughter of Patrick and Katie Taylor ... has two siblings Patrick Jr. (13) and Nakia (14) ... is a physical culture and sports major ... six-time Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll selection.