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Taylor Thompson
Taylor Thompson

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Chapel Hill, N.C.

High School:
Cedar Ridge H.S.

Height:
6-2

Position:
F/C

03/10/2013

LADY HAWKS READY FOR THE 2013 MEAC TOURNAMENT

UMES to take on in-state rival Morgan State on Monday at 4 p.m. in Norfolk

03/06/2013

LADY HAWKS PLAY FINAL REGULAR SEASON GAME AGAINST SAVANNAH STATE

UMES heads to Georgia for a 6 p.m. tip off at Tiger Arena

02/18/2013

LADY HAWKS VICTIM OF COPPIN STATE COMEBACK 55-50

UMES led 48-41 in the second half, Udoji finishes with near double double

02/11/2013

UMES NEARLY COMES BACK FROM DOWN 20, FALLS JUST SHORT TO NSU 54-51

Off Karona Roach's 19 points, UMES cut 20-point deficit to two

12/28/2012

ROACH EARNS DOUBLE DOUBLE AS UMES FALLS TO HARTFORD

Karona Roach scores 10 points, 11 rebounds in first UMES double double of the year

04/21/2014

UMES Women's Basketball v. North Carolina Central University (02.03.14)

UMES Women's Basketball versus North Carolina Central University inside W.P. Hytche Center (Photos by Megan Raymond)

04/16/2014

UMES Women's Basketball v. Morgan State University (02.17.14)

UMES Women's Basketball versus Morgan State University inside the W.P. Hytche Athletic Center (Photos by Megan Raymond)

04/15/2014

UMES Women's Basketball v. Coppin State University (02.08.14)

UMES Women's Basketball versus Coppin State University at the Hytche Athletic Center (Photos by Megan Raymond)

04/08/2014

UMES Women's Basketball v. Norfolk State (03.10.14)

UMES Women's Basketball versus Norfolk State University in the MEAC Tournament in Norfolk, Va. (Photos by Mark Sutton)

04/07/2014

UMES Women's Basketball v. Coppin State University (03.13.14)

UMES Women's Basketball versus Coppin State University at the MEAC Tournament in Norfolk, Va. (Photos by Mark Sutton)

2013-14: Played 24 games (three starts) in her sophomore year ... saw eight minutes of action in the home-opener versus USC-Upstate (11/08/13), finished with two points and three boards ... scored three points in 15 minutes at American (11/12/13) ... recorded two points in the road win over UMBC (11/16/13) ... saw 15 minutes at Syracuse (11/20/13), finished with three points ... played 19 minutes at #20 Oklahoma (12/15/13), finished with three points ... netted six points in 13 minutes of action at Virginia (12/17/13) ... scored two points at Howard (01/18/14) ... registered four points in a season-high 20 minutes versus North Carolina Central (02/03/14) ... netted a season-high 13 points in the home win over Morgan State (02/17/14) ... played 19 minutes at Delaware State (02/22/14), finished with four points and a season-high 6 boards ... tallied two points versus Hampton (02/24/14) ... netted two points in 11 minutes of action versus Coppin State (03/01/14).

2012-13: Reserve forward for the Lady Hawks, playing in 25 games with one start ... scored first basket in season opener at George Mason (11/13) ... four points and three boards vs. Campbell (12/14), following up with six points in win at North Florida (12/15) ... grabbed five rebounds with four points vs. Brown (12/29) ... career-highs with eight points and five rebounds vs. Delaware State (1/19) ... matched career-high in rebounds with five at Norfolk State (2/11).

High School/Club: Lettered for four years in basketball and three in volleyball at Cedar Ridge High School ... named all-conference and second team all-district in basketball three years from 2010-12 ... MVP of the Red Wolves basketball team in 2010 and 2012 ... finished with over 700 points and 500 rebounds, getting 21 double doubles in senior season ... named volleyball team MVP in 2011 and 2012, earning Player of the Year and all-conference honors in final season ... led volleyball team to 2010 state finals ... played with the Carolina Lady Elite AAU team.

Personal: Born Aug. 12, 1994 in Richmond, Va. ... daughter of Wayne Thompson and Maria Boldin ... has a brother, Justin ... major is biology ... pregame routine includes relaxing and listening to music ... best sports moment is beating crosstown rival Orange High School in her senior season, first time Cedar Ridge won over rival in her high school career ... lists her mother and brother as the most influential people for being the strongest and most determined people she knows ... best non-athletic accomplishment is staying with the Girl Scouts from third grade through high school graduation ... plans to attend P.A. school and become a physican's assistant upon graduation ... favorite sayings are "Live life to the fullest with no regrets" and "Don't think about it, just play" ... hobbies include shopping, listening to music and watching movies ... favorite book is A Long Way Gone... favorite movies include "Mulan", "B*A*P*S", "Life", "Deliver us From Eva" and "The Goofy Movie" .. personal athletic goal this season is to become a stronger and better player ... personal athletic goal upon graduation is to set a UMES record and win a MEAC Championship.

THOMPSON'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 25-1 276/11.0 28-79 .354 0-0 --- 4-10 .400 22-37 59 2.4 5 3 5 60-2.4
'13-14 24-3 250/10.4 22-78 .282 9-39 .231 8-14 .571 21-35 56 2.3 5 3 7 61-2.5
TOTAL 49-4 526/10.7 50-157 .318 939 .231 12-24 .500 43-72 115 2.3 10 6 12 121-2.5

Career Highs
Points: 13 (vs. Morgan State, Feb. 17, 2014)
Rebounds: 6 (@ Delaware State, Feb. 22, 2014)
Steals: 2 (3x, last: @ Delaware State, Feb. 22, 2014)
Assists: 2 (vs. Morgan State, Feb. 17, 2014)
Blocks: 2 (2x, last: vs. Morgan State, Feb. 17, 2014)
Minutes: 22 (@ George Mason, Nov. 13, 2012)