Taylor Horton
Taylor  Horton

Chatsworth, Calif.

High School:
Notre Dame


Fresno State
2009 (Freshman):
Played in 26 matches as a freshman ... had 77 kills, 38 digs, one assist, one service ace, 23 blocks and 90.5 points on the year ... had a career-high 10 kills and 11.0 points at Boise State on Oct. 1 ... hit a career-best .375 (8-2-16) with three block assists in her first collegiate match vs. Cal State Bakersfield on Aug. 28 ... posted a career-high seven digs vs. Utah State on Oct. 15 ... had a career-high 4.0 total blocks at Wyoming on Sept. 5.

Notre Dame High School: 2006 first team All-Mission League ... a prepvolleball.com All-American team-middle blocker ... a varsity track and field CIF hurdle finalist in 2006 and 2007 ... a 2007 second team All-Mission League outside hitter, 2008 second team All-Mission League-right side/outside hitter ... freshman, sophomore and junior class president.

Personal: Born November 12, 1991 ... parents are Julie Gentleman and Michael Horton ... mother Julie played tennis at the University of South Alabama and father Michael played football at UCLA ... has two brothers, Shane and Wes who both play football at USC ... has former teammates that play volleyball at USC, Houston, Hawai'i and Cornell ... played high school volleyball with current Bulldog Meghan Moss ... hobbies include cooking, thrift shopping, exploring from Long Beach to Valencia, spending time at USC with her brothers and her favorite beach, Manhattan Beach ... lists her favorite athlete as Trevor Ariza because of his clutch plays and consistent composure throughout the last two seasons ... lists her biggest athletic thrill as the qualifying match for the Junior Olympics in 2008 after coming back from 12-8 to win the third match against Texas Elite ... admires her two brothers for their dedication to football, and camaraderie off the field ... chose Fresno State because of the short distance from her hometown, the exciting new coaching staff that received perfect reviews from the girls and the fun team that she enjoyed hanging out with on her official visit.

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