20 - Callan Taylor
Callan Taylor
Height: 6-0
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Overland Park, KS
High School: Blue Valley North
Position: F

2010-11: Finished the regular season fourth in scoring and second in rebounding en route to being named to the All-Northeast Conference first team...Posted a perfect 9-for-9 performance from the free-throw line, setting career highs in both free throws attempted and made in SHU’s 65-48 victory over Saint Peter’s....Dropped in a game high 19 points in the Pioneers non-conference tilt with Saint Joseph’s...Named to Junkanoo Jam all-tournament team after averaging 12.5 points and seven rebounds over two games against Auburn, a Pioneer win, and Boston College....Earned her second double-double of the year with 17 points and 10 rebounds in a victory over Albany....Scored 13 of the Pioneers 19 points in a Monday night win over Mount St. Mary’s, finished the game with 21 total points...Became the 15th Pioneer in school history to reach 1,000 career points by dropping in 21 at home against St. Bonaventure...Recorded a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds in a 70-52 home win over Wagner...Had a second straight double-double as she posted 15 points and 10 rebounds on the road against Fairleigh Dickinson...Exploded at home to set new season highs with 26 points and 16 rebounds in the Pioneers win over Bryant...Recorded her sixth double-double of 2010-11 with 14 points and 13 rebounds in a SHU win at Mount St. Mary’s...Posted 14 points and 11 rebounds while hitting four three-pointers as SHU broke the program record for trifectas in a game with 14...Dropped in 20+ points for the fifth time in the season with a game high 23 in a rout of St. Francis (NY)...Notched her eighth double-double with 14 points and 15 rebounds while adding a career high five assists against Quinnipiac...Recorded the backend of back-to-back double-doubles vs. Quinnipiac on February 14 with 13 points and tying a career high 16 rebounds.  Registered a tenth double-double of the year with 22 points and 11 rebounds on the road against Central Connecticut State...Tied a career best with 16 boards while recording her NEC leading 12th double-double of the year versus Fairleigh Dickinson.

2009-10: Selected to All-Northeast Conference second team...Game-high 21 points with four assists at Columbia...Notched her first double double of 2009-10 with 11 pts/10 rebs vs. Villanova...Second-straight double double with 18 pts/13 rebs against Harvard...Third double double with 14 pts/12 rebs vs. Manhattan...A career-high 32 points on 12-of-16 shooting with 14 rebounds at Saint Peter’s...Fifth double double of the season, 10 pts/10 rebs vs. Fairfield...Notched sixth double double of the year with 18 pts/14 rebs vs. Yale...Seventh double double with 18 pts./11 rebs. vs Wagner...Eighth double double, 19 pts./10 rebs. and a pair of blocks against Mount...Ninth double double on the year, 15 pts./11 rebs. at CCSU...Took a career-high 20 shots in a loss to CCSU, finishing with her 10th dbl dbl (21 pts/10 rebs)...11th doubld double on the year, 15 pts/11 rebs in win over Bryant...Played all 40 minutes, making a career-high 4 steals with 12 rebounds at the Mount...Held to single digits in back-to-back games for the first time this season with 7 points but grabbed 13 rebounds at Wagner...12th double double with 13 pts/13 rebs vs. QU...Tied school record with 13th dbl dbl, 15 pts/12 rebs, at Quinnipiac...Streak of seven-straight double digit rebound games snapped with 12 points, five rebounds in loss to LIU...Missed first game of the season against St. Francis (NY) with foot injury...Set SHU Div. I record with 14th dbl dbl with 25 pts/10 rebs at Saint Francis (PA)...Six-of-11 for 18 points with 11 rebounds, her 15th dbl dbl, vs. FDU.

2008-09: Played in all 33 games with 28 starts as a freshman...Earned a spot on the 2009 Northeast Conference All-Rookie Team...Named to the 2009 NEC All-Tournament team after averaging a double double in leading the Pioneers to the league title...Won four Choice Hotels NEC Rookie of the Week Awards, second only to NEC Rookie of the Year Ashley Palmer from Long Island...She finished the regulars season third on the team in scoring averaging 12.0 points per game and second in rebounding at7.3 rebounds per outing...Posted 10 double doubles in 33 games..Taylor heads into the NEC Tournament with eight double doubles on the year and has scored in double figures in 21 of 29 games on the year...Led the NEC from behind the arc knocking down 44.1% (41-93) on the year...Taylor ranked behind only teammate Kaitlin Sowinski for the conference lead in field goal percentage making 49.8% (145-391) of her shots on the year...Ranked third in the league from the charity stripe making 83.5% (66-79) from the line...Scored in double figures in 24 of 33 games...Scored a career-high 24 points with seven rebounds against Ohio State in the NCAA Tournament (3/21/09)...Posted back-to-back double doubles against Mount St. Mary's and Monmouth in the opening two rounds of the NEC Tournament...Pulled down a career-high 16 boards against the Mount in the quarterfinals (3/7/09)...Hit for 20 points on the road at Villanova (12/28/08)...Recorded her first career double double with 21 points and 10 rebounds against Lehigh (11/25/08).

High School: Played basketball and soccer at Blue Valley North High School...Named Team Captain as a senior for head coach Ann Fritz...An All-State player from sophomore through senior seasons...A McDonalds All-American nominee...Named Kansas City Star Sophomore Player of the Year...A first team EKL Conference player her sophomore through senior years...All-Metro first team and All-Johnson County first team...Tournament of Champions All-Tournament team...Named to the All-Tournament team at the Kansas - Missouri Classic her junior and senior seasons...The leading scorer and rebounder in the KS-MO All-Star Game in April, 2008...Selected to the Kansas Coaches Association Senior All-Star Game in August, 2008...Received the Presidential Volunteer Service Award...Member of the National Honor Society, Who's Who Among American High School Students qualifier...Winner of Smith College Book Award...Honor Roll Student...President's Scholar and State of Kansas Scholar Award.

Personal: Callan Tera Taylor. Born: 4/26/90 Parents: Terry and Marcia Taylor. Siblings: Matt and Skyler Taylor. Her father Terry played in three NCAA National Tennis Tournaments. Her brother Matt plays soccer and basketball at Truman State University. Her sister Skyler was an apprentice with the Kansas City Ballet. Her favorite team is the Kansas City Chiefs. Her favorite book is The Five People You Meet in Heaven and her favorite TV shows are The O.C. and One Tree Hill.  Her hobbies include skiing and spending time with friends. She considers her brother her role model and credits him with helping her be a better basketball player.