Right Side
Height: 6'5"
Class: Junior
City/State: Missouri City, Texas
High School: Fort Bend Christian Academy
Major: Sport Administration
Experience: 2 Letters


2018 AVCA All-South Region
2018 All-SEC
2018 VolleyballMag.com All-American Honorable Mention
2018 SMU DoubleTree Classic MVP
2018 SEC Player of the Week (Sept. 17)
2018 Michigan Challenge All-Tournament Team
2018 Tiger Classic Highest Scorer
2018 LSWA All-Louisiana Player of the Year
2018 LSWA All-Louisiana First Team
2017 AVCA All-America Honorable Mention
2017 AVCA South Region Freshman of the Year
2017 AVCA South Region First Team
2017 All-SEC
2017 SEC All-Freshman
2017 LSWA All-Louisiana First Team
2017 LSWA Freshman of the Year
2017 SEC Freshman of the Week (9/11, 10/9, 10/16)
2017 USF Invitational All-Tournament

Started all but one match this season at right side ... Led the team in kills with a total of 456 averaging 4.04 kills per set, 4.50 points per set and a hitting percentage of .217 ... Finished with 10-plus kills in 25 matches and 20-plus kills in six matches ... Registered one double-double this season with 19 kills and 15 digs against Georgia (Oct. 10) ... Earned a spot on the Michigan Challenge All-Tournament Team ... Finished with 56 kills in the Tiger Classic and was named the Highest Scorer of the tournament ... Named Player of the Week (Sept. 17) after racking up 36 kills in five-set win over SMU and 14 kills in four-set win over Abilene Christian in the SMU Doubletree Classic ... Finished sixth on the team with 108 total digs on the season ... Registered a total of 19 service aces which is the second highest on the team ... Wrapped up her sophomore season with AVCA All-South Region and All-SEC honors by earning a spot on the 18-member All-SEC Team ...

Started every match for the Tigers this season at right side ... Led the team in kills with a total of 361 on the year and averaged 3.22 kills per set and 3.59 points per set ... Recorded a career-high 26 kills in the Tigers’ five-set victory over High Point in non-conference action ... Earned SEC Freshman of the Week three times this season (Sept. 11, Oct. 9, Oct. 16) ... Has recorded four 20-plus kill matches this season and has led the Tigers in kills in 19 matches ... Had career-high seven blocks against Northwestern (Aug. 26) ... Hit .667 against LIU Brooklyn (Sept. 9) ... Finished the season with 11 kills in the first round of the NCAA Tournament ... Earned All-SEC and SEC All-Freshman Team ... Wrapped up her freshman campaign with AVCA All-America Honorable Mention and AVCA First Team All-South Region honors.

One of the top players out of Fort Bend Christian Academy and Texas Premier Volleyball club ... Named a Senior Ace by PrepVolleyball.com and Fab 50 recruit by VolleyballMag.com ... Selected as an Under Armour Second Team All-American ... A two-sport athlete in volleyball and track ... Named MVP of the district in 2015 and 2016 ... Selected to the All-State team for the 2014-16 seasons ... Helped Fort Bend to finish as the runner- up in the 4A State Championship in 2014 and 2015 as well as a semifinalist in 2016 ... Led her team to three-straight district championships ... Amassed more than 350 kills, 100 blocks, 81 aces, 220 digs and a .500 hitting percentage during her senior season at Fort Bend.

Full name is Taylor Denise Bannister... Born Sept. 7, 1999 ... Parents are Ken and Pennie Bannister ... Father Ken played professional basketball for more than 15 seasons ... Mother Pennie played professional basketball ... Majoring in Kinesiology.

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