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Taryana Kelly
Taryana  Kelly

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
North Brunswick, N.J.

High School:
North Brunswick H.S.

Height:
6-3

Position:
C

03/07/2016

No. 11 Howard Upsets No. 6 UMES In MEAC First Round

Early exit ends Lady Hawks’ title hopes

03/04/2016

Lady Hawks Spoil Morgan State’s Senior Night

UMES edges out Lady Bears for sixth straight win

02/27/2016

UMES Holds On For Senior Day Win Over Lady Hornets

Lady Hawks pick up fifth straight victory

02/22/2016

Lady Hawks Knock Off FAMU For Fourth Straight Win

UMES slows down league’s top offense

02/20/2016

UMES Edges Out Lady Bulldogs For Third Straight Win

Freshmen backcourt combines for 29 points in the victory

07/05/2016

2016 Harry's

2016 Harry's (Photos by Megan Raymond)

03/28/2016

UMES Women's Basketball vs. South Carolina State (02.20.16)

UMES Women's Basketball vs. South Carolina State (Photos by Shaughn Cooper, Megan Raymond, and Randy Stadler)

03/27/2016

UMES Women's Basketball vs. Delaware State (02.13.16)

UMES Women's Basketball vs. Delaware State at Memorial Hall (Photos by Lloydlee Heite)

03/24/2016

UMES Women's Basketball vs. Delaware State (02.27.16)

UMES Women's Basketball vs. Delaware State at the William P. Hytche Athletic Center (Photos by Lloydlee Heite)

03/07/2016

UMES vs. Howard (MEAC Tournament)

The Lady Hawks concluded their 2015-16 campaign with a 68-51 defeat against Howard.

Batchelor on Kelly: "Taryana is a diligent ball player with tremendous upside and great work ethic."

2015-16:
Took part in 28 games (27 starts) ...  in her Hawk career, the New Jersey native finishes in the top 10 in the program’s history in boards (8th), blocks (10th) and field goal percentage (5th) ... Named the team's Most Improved ... Earned Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Defensive Player of the Week honors (D14) ... made her season debut in the home win over USC-Upstate (11/15/15), grabbing eight rebounds ... tallied 10 points and eight boards in the win over Cheyney (11/24/15) ... registered 10 rebounds and seven points against Mount St. Mary's (12/02/15) ... recorded 11 boards and nine points in the road win over North Carolina A&T State (12/07/15) ... notched a double-double, 15 points and 11 rebounds, versus Old Dominion (12/22/15) ... registered a double-double, 18 points (career-high) and 14 boards, in the double overtime win over Bethune-Cookman (01/23/16) ... grabbed a season-high 14 rebounds at Coppin State (01/30/16) ... recorded 11 points and nine boards versus Howard (02/01/16) ... posted 11 rebounds at Howard (02/16/16) ... registered 12 boards and nine points against South Carolina State (02/20/16) ... tallied 11 points and eight rebounds versus Delaware State (02/27/16) ... notched a double-double, 16 boards and 15 points, in the road victory at Morgan State (03/03/16) ... posted 10 rebounds and eight points against Howard in the MEAC Tournament First Round (03/07/16).

2014-15:
A low-post defender and solid rebounder for UMES ... played all 31 games with 30 starts ... tallied six points and four boards in the season opener at Georgetown (11/14/14) ... had nine rebounds and seven points in the win over Cheyney (11/25/14) ... registered her first-career double-double in the win over Mount St. Mary's (12/03/14) with 10 points and 10 boards ... had a team-high 12 rebounds and eight points versus North Carolina Central (12/06/14) ... posted a team-high seven boards at USC-Upstate (12/13/14) ... tallied a career-high 19 rebounds in the home win over Savannah State (01/17/15) ... grabbed eight boards at South Carolina State (01/19/15) ... produced a team-high 11 rebounds at Florida A&M (01/26/15) ... generated nine boards in the home win over Coppin State (01/31/15) ... posted nine points and eight rebounds at Howard (02/02/15) ... notched a double-double in the win over Howard (02/16/15) with a career-high 12 points and 14 boards ... had a team-high eight rebounds and seven points in the road win at Delaware State (02/28/15) ... registered a team-high eight boards and six points versus Morgan State (03/05/15) ... recorded seven rebounds and six points in the victory over Norfolk State at the MEAC Semifinals (03/13/15) ... named to the 2015 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Commissioner's All-Academic Team.

2013-14:
Missed a third of the season due to an early injury ... finished playing 20 contests with 18 starts ... led the team in shooting percentage (50%) and second on the team in blocks (1.3) ... named to the 2014 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Commissioner's All-Academic Team ... played only seven minutes due to injury in the season opener versus USC-Upstate (11/08/13) ... returned from injury at South Carolina State and finished with five points and five boards (12/30/13) ... made her first start of the season at Savannah State and recorded six points and nine rebounds (01/04/14) ... registered a career-high 10 points at Bethune-Cookman (01/25/14) ... grabbed a new career-high 13 boards at Hampton (02/10/14) ... notched 10 points, eight rebounds, and a career-high four blocks in the home win over Morgan State (02/17/14) ... recorded 10 points and seven boards in 13 minutes of play at Delaware State (02/22/14).

2012-13: Became a starter as a freshman by the end of the year ... averaged 1.8 points and 2.3 rebounds a contest in 25 games, including 13 starts, totaling 11 blocks ... scored first basket at Mount St. Mary's (12/5), getting four points, two blocks and three boards ... grabbed four boards in win over UMBC (12/21) ... career-high nine points with three rebounds at Bethune-Cookman (1/28) ... shot 3-5 from the field with eight points and six rebounds in Homecoming win over Morgan State (2/16) ... five points and six boards vs. Coppin State (2/18) ... career-high nine boards with four points at Morgan State (3/2).

High School/Club: Lettered in basketball at North Brunswick High School ... led the Raiders to their first-ever Greater Middlesex Conference regular season title her senior season, averaging 11 points, eight rebounds and 3.5 blocks per game ... played with the FBC Defenders in AAU competition.

Personal: Born April 19, 1994 in New Brunswick, N.J. ... daughter of Dewyna Brown ... has a brother, Tazjir ... majoring is criminal justice ... pregame routine includes listening to WALE and eating peanut butter sandwiches with cold milk ... personal best sports moment is beating rival Bishop Ahr for the division championship in high school ... lists her mother as person who influences her most for being hard working and dedicated to everything she does ... plans to go to law school upon graduation ... favorite saying is "Champions in any field have made a habit of doing what others find boring/uncomfortable" ... favorite book is To Kill a Mockingbirdby Harper Lee ... favorite movie is "Glitter" ... personal athletic goal this season is to earn MEAC Rookie of the Year ... personal athletic goal upon is to win multiple MEAC Championships.

KELLY'S CAREER STATISTICS

Total 3-Point FT Rebounds Scoring
Year GP-S Min/Avg fg-a % fg-a % ft-a % O-D tot avg a blk stl Pts-avg
'12-13 25-13 287/11.5 17-50 .340 0-0 --- 11-24 .458 21-36 57 2.3 5 11 4 45-1.8
'13-14 20-18 354/17.7 37-74 .500 0-4 .000 17-37 .459 43-66 109 5.5 4 25 5 91-4.6
'14-15 31-30 683/22.0 58-116 .500 0-1 .000 31-60 .517 87-110 197 6.4 14 17 15 147-4.7
'15-16 28-27 750/26.8 87-184 .473 0-1 .000 35-82 .427 109-112 221 7.9 17 10 10 209-7.5
TOTAL 104-88 2074/19.9 199-424 .469 0-6 .000 94-203 .463 260-324 584 5.6 40 63 34 492-4.7

Career Highs
Points: 18 (vs. Bethune-Cookman, Jan. 23, 2016)
Rebounds: 19 (vs. Savannah State, Jan. 17, 2015)
Steals: 3 (vs. Howard, Feb. 16, 2015)
Assists: 3 (at South Carolina State, Jan. 18, 2016)
Blocks: 4 (vs. Morgan State, Feb. 17, 2014)
Minutes: 41 (vs. Bethune-Cookman, Jan. 23, 2016)

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