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Taylor Thompson
Taylor  Thompson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Chapel Hill, N.C.

High School:
Cedar Ridge H.S.

Height:
6-2

Position:
F/C

03/07/2016

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

Early exit ends Lady Hawks’ title hopes

02/17/2016

Byrom’s Career-Night Gives UMES Season Sweep Over Lady Bison

Lady Hawks end seven-year skid at Howard

02/13/2016

Byrom, Subritzky Lift Lady Hawks Over Delaware State

Byrom, Subritzky combined for 41 points in the road victory

01/30/2016

Lady Hawks’ Comeback Falls Short To Coppin State

UMES unable to complete comeback; falls to Eagles

12/29/2015

LADY HAWKS END 2015 WITH LOSS AGAINST UNCG

UMES falls to Spartans

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)

02/11/2016

UMES Women's Basketball vs. Howard (02.01.16)

UMES Women's Basketball vs. Howard inside the William P. Hytche Athletic Center (Photos by Randy Stadler & Megan Raymond)

01/26/2016

UMES Women's Basketball vs. Bethune-Cookman (01.23.16)

UMES Women's Basketball vs. Bethune-Cookman in the W. P. Hytche Athletic Center (Photos by Randy Stadler & Megan Raymond)

Batchelor on Thompson: "Thompson is a crafty, post player. She is a great individual that works and contributes to the offensive end, both inside and outside the paint."

2014-15:
Saw limited action for the Lady Hawks ...took part in 20 games in a reserve role ... in her season debut, she played 11 minutes and recorded four boards and two points in the win over Cheyney (11/25/14) ... registered five points and three rebounds versus Mount St. Mary's (12/03/14) ... tallied six boards in the home win over North Carolina Central (12/06/14) ... had a season-high two steals, two points and two rebounds at USC-Upstate (12/13/14) ... produced a season-high 12 points and a career-high seven boards at Florida A&M (01/26/15) ... named to the 2015 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Commissioner's All-Academic Team.

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
'14-15 20-0 197/9.9 15-57 .263 1-8 .125 10-15 .667 18-25 43 2.2 2 3 5 41-2.1
'15-16 28-2 380/13.6 38-124 .306 5-24 .208 23-31 .742 28-51 79 2.8 4 1 10 104-3.7
TOTAL 97-6 1103/11.4 103-338 .305 15-71 .211 45-70 .643 89-150 239 2.5 16 10 27 266-2.7

Career Highs
Points: 13 (vs. Morgan State, Feb. 17, 2014)
Rebounds: 8 (vs. USC-Upstate, Nov. 15, 2015)
Steals: 2 (7x, last: at UNCG, Dec. 28, 2015)
Assists: 2 (2x, last: at Savannah State, Jan. 16, 2016)
Blocks: 2 (2x, last: vs. Morgan State, Feb. 17, 2014)
Minutes: 30 (at UNCG, Dec. 28, 2015)

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