Lady Bears end season in College Station
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Lady Bears late rally unable to overcome eight-run deficit
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Lady Bears best Longhorns for third-straight season
June 1, 2017
BIG 12 ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM
ACADEMIC ALL-BIG 12 ROOKIE TEAM
BIG 12 COMMISSIONER’S HONOR ROLL (FALL & SPRING)
BAYLOR DEAN’S LIST (FALL)
Played in 56 games and started 52 as a true freshman, splitting time at shortstop and catcher ... Recorded 148 putouts and 44 assists, good for a .965 fielding percentage ... Hit .256, scoring 19 runs with four doubles and 14 RBI ... Posted five multi-hit games and three games with multiple RBI ... Recorded her first collegiate hit vs. Northwestern (2/10), going 2-for-4 with a RBI ... First extra-base hit was a double vs. Grand Canyon (2/17) ... Crucial two-RBI go-ahead double in game two of the Tucson Super Regional to force a game three at No. 2 Arizona (5/28) ... One of a Big 12-best three BU selections to the Big 12 All-Freshman Team ... Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team honoree ... Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll in both the fall and spring semesters ... Baylor Dean’s List in the fall semester.
Played four years for the Midway High School Pantherettes in Waco, Texas ... Took District 12-6A Defensive MVP in 2016, Co-MVP in 2015, second team infield in 2014, and Offensive MVP in 2013 ... Collected Waco Tribune Herald’s Super Centex first team infield in 2016, Player of the Year in 2015 and the Newcomer of the Year in 2013 ... Named to the TGCA All-State (2013, 2015, 2016), All Legacy, and All-Academic Teams in 2016 ... Earned Texas Sports Writers Association’s All-State first team shortstop in 2016 and All-State honorable mention in 2013 ... Two-time participant in the Colorado Sparkler All-American game ... Selected to play in the Inaugural PGF All-American game with the Top 36 players in the country ... Four-time Academic All-District ... Played club ball for the Texas Rapid Fire/Texas Glory organization.
Full name is Taylor Nicole Ellis ... 2016 graduate of Midway High School in Waco, Texas ... Born in Waco, Texas ... Parents are Curtis Ellis and Jamie Villarrial ... Has two brothers, Cole and Cooper, and three stepsisters, Emma, Meredith, and Madison ... Health, Kinesiology, and Leisure Studies major.