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Taylor Johnson
14  Taylor Johnson
Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Grand Island, Neb.

High School:
Grand Island Northwest

Height:
6-0

Position:
Middle Blocker

Experience:
3L

11/18/2014

Six Named to Academic All-Big 12 Team

Five earned First Team honors; Kober one of 3 Big 12 student-athletes with 4.0 GPA

08/12/2014

Cats Rely on Leadership Council in Season Prep

Three sophomores and two seniors serve as members of this year's leadership council

06/05/2014

Johnson Takes Part in NCAA Career in Sports Forum

Senior middle blocker is lone representative from Kansas State

01/22/2014

12 Volleyball Student-Athletes Make Honor Roll

Four achieve 4.0 GPAs during Fall 2013 semester

11/19/2013

Wildcats Lead Big 12 with 9 Academic Team Honorees

K-State matches program record; seven chosen to First Team

07/11/2013

World University Games July 11

The K-State Volleyball team went to cheer on their fellow Americans at the World University Games on Thursday.

Honors
Two-time Academic All-Big 12 First Team (2013-14)
Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll (Fall 2013)
Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week (Nov. 11, 2013)
UNLV Invitational All-Tournament Team (2013)


Senior (2014)

  • Played in 26 sets over 16 matches, registering 19 kills and 28 blocks
  • Had a season-high 6 blocks on Sept. 8 vs. Missouri State
  • Also had 4 kills vs. Missouri State, a season-high she set 3 times (Sept. 13 vs. IPFW and Nov. 29 vs. West Virginia)
  • Played in 8 Big 12 matches


Junior (2013)

  • 183 kills (1.95 kills per set) and 116 blocks (1.23) in 94 sets (29 matches)
  • Academic All-Big 12 First Team
  • Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll (fall semester)
  • Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week (Nov. 11)
  • UNLV Invitational All-Tournament Team ... Had 34 kills and 17 blocks in the tournament's three matches
  • Her 1.23 blocks per set for the entire season were the third-most among Big 12 players
  • Averaged 2.02 kills and 1.22 blocks per set in 16 conference-only matches (55 sets) ... 5th in the Big 12 in blocks per set for conference-only matches
  • 9 matches with 5+ blocks
  • 19 matches with 5+ kills
  • Season-high 18 kills (.441 hitting pct.) in five-set win over TCU on Oct. 5 ... Also had 4 blocks
  • Season-high 10 blocks on Nov. 6 at Texas Tech ... It was the only time a Wildcat had double-digit blocks in a single match all season
  • Had 8 blocks in the following match on Nov. 9 vs. West Virginia, giving her 18 blocks in 2 matches during the week and helping her earn the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week honor
  • Season-high .600 hitting pct. on Aug. 30 vs. Portland in the UNLV Invitational ... Also had 13 kills and 2 blocks
  • 9 blocks at West Virginia on Sept. 27 ... Had 18 blocks in 2 matches (7 sets) against West Virginia on the season
  • 11 kills (.333 hitting pct.) and 7 blocks in five-set upset at #23 Cal in the Hilton Garden Inn Invitational
  • 9 kills and 9 blocks at Missouri State on Sept. 22

Sophomore (2012)

  • Played in 25 sets in 14 matches
  • Season-high 8 kills against Oklahoma
  • Season-high 7 blocks against Oklahoma
  • Had 4 kills on 10 swings in sweep over West Virginia
  • Averaged 1.54 kills and 0.69 blocks in conference play

Redshirt Freshman (2011)

  • Played 34 sets, posting 34 kills
  • Season-high 8 block assists in career debut against Tennessee Tech
  • 7 kills, 7 blocks in win at Missouri State while hitting .357
  • 5 kills, 5 blocks in win over Sacramento State
  • 5 kills, 3 blocks in first career start in win over Oklahoma

Freshman (2010)
Did not play (redshirt)

High School
Lettered three years at Grand Island Northwest in Nebraska helping team to be state runner-up each year ... Won conference and district championships all three years ... Named Second Team All-State and First Team All-Conference during her high school career ... Also tabbed as Academic All-State ... Lettered three years in basketball ... Named All-State Honorable Mention by Lincoln Journal Star and Omaha World Herald ... Two-time NSAA Academic All-State ... Also lettered four years in track and field ... Holds school record in shot put, discus and triple jump ... State champion in discus, second in triple jump and third in shot put, helping team to Class B state title ... Member National Honor Society.

Personal
Born August 24, 1992 ... Daughter of Marvin and Christy Taylor ... Has three siblings: Ashley, Casey and Ty ... Major is Marketing/Management.