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Laura Taylor
Player Profile:
Laura Taylor 716841
Position: S
Height: 5'10"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Broken Arrow, Okla.
High School: Union HS

SENIOR (2013)
- Preseason 1st Team All-Southland Conference selection
- 1st Team Southland Conference All-Academic Team selection
- Southland Conference Commissioner's Fall Academic Honor Roll selection

Ended her career as ORU's all-time leader in assists, with 3,961... Voted to the Preseason All-Southland Conference 1st Team... Played in all 103 sets as a senior, recording 1,058 assists... Finished 5th in the Southland Conference with 10.27 assists per set and 12th in the league with 0.27 aces per set... Also added 139 kills, with an average of 1.35 per set... Tallied a .385 hitting percentage... Was ranked 23rd among active Division I setters with 3,961 assists at the time of her final match... Finished her career with a .298 hitting percentage, the 5th-best mark in ORU history... Posted 25 assists in a season-opening win over Texas Southern (8/30)... Had four kills on just five attempts in a win over Prairie View A&M (8/31)... Posted 24 assists and five digs as ORU swept Southern (8/31)... Chalked up her first double-double of the year with 12 digs and 26 assists against Tulsa (9/3)... Racked up five kills, five digs and 42 assists in a sweep over Texas Southern (9/6)... Tallied seven error-free kills, six digs and 41 assists in a comeback win over UTEP (9/6)... Had eight kills without committing an error, along with 38 assists in a victory over Southern (9/7)... Blasted five kills to go with 39 assists in a victory over North Dakota State (9/13)... Racked up a double-double with 13 digs and 48 assists in a win over High Point (9/14)... Moved into the 3rd spot on ORU's career assists list with 35 helpers against Georgia Southern (9/14)... Had four kills, eight digs and 35 assists in the home opener, a win over Incarnate Word (9/19)... Finished with eight digs and 37 assists as ORU swept Abilene Christian (9/21)... Posted four kills and 32 assists in a win over Southeastern Louisiana (9/28)... Matched her career high with 55 assists and reached a double-double with 10 digs in a win over Stephen F. Austin (10/3)... Set a new career high with 56 assists, to go with eight kills and eight digs, against Northwestern State (10/5)... Came close to a triple-double with eight kills, eight digs and 34 assists at Central Arkansas (10/12)... Also tallied five blocks (one solo) against the Bears... Set a career high with four service aces and led the team with 37 assists in a sweep of Nicholls State (10/17)... Moved into the 2nd spot on ORU's career assists list in the Nicholls win... Had 39 assists in a sweep of McNeese State (10/19)... Achieved a double-double with 12 digs and 47 assists against Texas A&M-Coprus Christi (10/24)... Picked up six kills, six digs and 36 assists in a sweep of Houston Baptist (10/26)... Put up her fifth double-double of the season with 10 digs and 34 assists in a win over Sam Houston State (10/31)... Had five kills and 39 assists in a victory over Lamar (11/2)... Picked up another double-double with 12 digs and 49 assists in a win over Stephen F. Austin (11/12)... Had seven kills, seven digs and 31 assists in a sweep over Southeastern Louisiana (11/14)... Posted four kills, a career-high four aces, 10 digs and 35 assists in her final home match, a win over New Orleans (11/16)... Set ORU's career assist record in her final match, against Houston Baptist (11/22)... Nearly had a triple-double in her final match, with nine kills, eight digs and 35 assists.

JUNIOR (2012)
- Honorable Mention All-Southland Conference Team selection
- Southland Conference Commissioner's Fall Academic Honor Roll selection

Played in all 120 sets as a junior... Tallied 1,189 set assists, the 10th-highest single-season mark in ORU history... Led ORU in assists in every match... Averaged 9.91 assists per set, 5th-best in the Southland Conference... Also chipped in 133 kills, 226 digs and a .290 hitting percentage... Averaged 1.11 kills and 1.88 digs per set... Tallied a double-double in ORU's first three matches... Raised her hitting percentage to .303 in Southland Conference play, 6th-best in the league... Opened the season with 10 digs and 42 assists in a win against San Jose State (8/24)... Tallied 15 digs, 36 assists and a career-best eight block assists against Canisius (8/24)... Racked up 11 digs and 46 assists against Buffalo (8/25)... Topped the 50-assist mark with 52 against Missouri State (8/30)... Nearly tallied a triple-double with eight kills, 10 digs and 49 assists against UALR (8/31)... Came through with a double-double against Tulsa (9/4) with 10 digs and 45 assists... Matched a season-best with 52 set assists against Eastern Michigan (9/8) and Southeastern Louisiana (9/20)... Tallied six kills in three straight matches, against Northwestern State (9/29), Lamar (10/4) and McNeese State (10/6) before racking up seven kills against Central Arkansas (10/13)... Hit at a .393 clip over the four-match stretch... Tallied 46 set assists in the UCA match... Collected her second career triple-double with 11 kills, 14 digs and 47 assists against Sam Houston State (10/25)... Notched six kills and hit .625 in a win over Lamar (11/3), chipping in 22 assists in the sweep... Had six kills at a .455 hitting percentage along with 30 assists in a Southland Conference Tournament quarterfinal win over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (11/16)... Finished with season with five kills and 34 assists in the Southland Conference Championship Match against Central Arkansas (11/18)... Collected seven double-doubles on the season, leading the ORU team... Ended the season with 2,809 career assists, 4th-most in ORU program history heading into her final season.

- Owls Invitational All-Tournament Team selection
- Quality Inn & Suites Invitational All-Tournament Team selection
- Summit League Commissioner's List of Academic Excellence honoree
- Summit League All-Academic Team selection
- Summit League Distinguished Scholar

ORU’s first-choice setter led the team in assists in every match... Finished with 1,172 assists on the season, the 11th-best single-season mark in ORU history... Finished 5th in the Summit League in assists per set and 10th in service aces... Ended the season ranked 119th in the nation in assists per set... Set a career high with 55 assists against Winthrop (9/3) and then matched it with 55 assists against Southern Utah (9/19) and South Dakota State (10/7)... Was valuable in other areas as well, finishing 1st on the team in service aces (32) and 3rd in digs (256)... Added 109 kills, with a season-high of seven against Chattanooga (9/2), South Dakota State (10/7) and North Dakota State (10/8)... Added a career high with 16 digs in a win over IPFW, also collecting a season-best five total blocks in the victory (9/29)... Tallied double-digit dig totals in 12 matches and also had 12 double-doubles.

- Summit League All-Freshman Team selection

Appeared in 73 sets for ORU, downing 87 kills for a team-best .353 hitting percentage… Dished her way to a 542 assists and 7.42 assists-per-set, leading the team and ranking 8th in the Summit League in both categories... Chipped in 122 digs, 4th on the team and also finished 4th on the squad with 24 combined blocks… Tallied a triple-double against South Dakota State (9/26), pouring in a season-best 12 kills, doling out a season-high 50 assists and tallying 10 digs... Logged a personal-high 13 digs at UMKC (9/16)... Recorded seven total blocks at IPFW (10/8).

Led Union High School to a conference title and a state 6A runner-up finish to end the 2009 season with a 29-6 mark... Earned All-State honors in 2009... Named conference Player of the Year... Prep Volleyball High School All-American selection, as well as Honorable Mention Academic All-American... Finished as the 2009 Oklahoma Gatorade Player of the Year runner-up... Received Tulsa World All-Metro honors in 2008 and 2009... Two-time Tulsa World Player of the Week... State All-Tournament team selection in both 2008 and 2009.

Full name is Laura Dee Taylor... Native of Tulsa, Okla... Daughter of Larry and Stacy Taylor... Majoring in Math

Kills: 12 vs. South Dakota State, 9/26/10
Digs: 16 vs. IPFW, 9/29/11
Assists: 56 vs. Northwestern State, 10/5/13
Service Aces: 4 (2x), last vs. New Orleans, 11/16/13
Block Solos: 1 (6x), last vs. Central Arkansas, 10/12/13
Block Assists: 8 vs. Canisius, 8/24/12

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