HONORS 2009 AVCA All-America Honorable Mention 2009 AVCA All-Central Region 2009 All-Big 12 First Team 2009 Comcast Lobo Challenge Most Valuable Player 2009 Baylor Classic All-Tournament Team 2008 AVCA All-Central Region 2008 All-Big 12 First Team 2008 Baylor Invitational MVP 2008 Baylor Classic All-Tournament Team 2008 Oregon Classic All-Tournament Team 2007 SMU/Radisson Invitational All-Tournament Team 2007 Buffalo All-Tournament Team Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll
Named one of Baylor's first-ever All-Americans with fellow senior Anna Breyfogle, earning AVCA All-America Honorable Mention accolades...Named All-Central Region and All-Big 12 for the second season in a row...Started all 34 matches for the Bears...Broke Big 12 and BU record for career service aces with 205, along with the BU career assists record with 5,120...Had two triple-doubles on the season, totaling four for her career (10k-38a-11d vs. Iowa State on Sept. 23 and 10k-40a-12d at Kansas on Nov. 14)...Recorded 10 double-doubles on the season (46 career), including a 50a-20d match at No. 9 in the NCAA Tournament...Had a season-high 58 assists at Texas A&M in a 3-2 win...Had a season-high Ranked second in the Big 12 in service aces per set with 0.39 and sixth in the conference with 10.74 assists per set...Ranked second on team with a .325 hitting percentage...Earned Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week honors on Sept. 28...Named the Comcast Lobo Challenge Most Valuable Player and to the Baylor Classic All-Tournament Team...Named to the Fall Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
2008 (JUNIOR) Named to the AVCA All-Central Region team...Named an All-Big 12 first-team selection...saw action in all 31 matches and all 114 sets during the 2008 season...Led the Bears with a .329 hitting percentage and 1,176 set assists, ranking fourth in the conference at 10.32 assists per set...Led the league with 49 service aces, the second time in her career to lead the Big 12 in aces...The 49 aces rank sixth in a single season at Baylor...Tallied 292 digs and 52 total blocks...Posted 12 dig-assist double-doubles and recorded her first 20-dig match at home against Oklahoma...Topped 50 assists in a match on two occasions and hit at a .333 clip or better in 16 matches...Recorded eight kills on 10 errorless swings for a career-high .800 hitting percentage against TCU...Named the Baylor Invitational Most Valuable Player and named to the Oregon Classic and Baylor Classic all-tournament teams.
2007 (SOPHOMORE) Started all 31 matches of the season and played in all 118 games...Has started all 64 matches of her career and played in 237 of 240 possible games...Selected to the 2007 Preseason All-Big 12 team...Recorded 1,403 assists in 2007, ranking fourth all-time at Baylor in a single season...Enters the 2008 season ranked fourth all-time at Baylor with 2,756 career assists...Ranks second in program history with 11.63 assists per game...Led the Big 12 with 48 service aces during the regular season, the sixth-best single-season total in Baylor history...Recorded seven service aces against Sam Houston State and six service aces against Texas State, ranking as the second- and fourth-most services aces in a four-game match...Recorded nine kills on two occasions, narrowly missing a triple-double against SMU, tallying nine kills, 43 set assists and 14 digs...Did not record a hitting error in four matches and recorded a season best hitting percentage of .571 (8-0-14) against Kansas...Tallied 50 or more assists on 14 occasions and topped 60 assists five times, including a string of four straight matches with at least 60 set assists...Recorded double-figure digs on 13 occasions and tallied career highs with 19 digs against Colorado and Oklahoma...Recorded a service ace in 26 matches and tallied multiple aces on 13 different occasions...Tallied 77 total blocks, including multiple blocks in 22 matches...Season high 15.0 points came against Texas state, recording six kills, six service aces and six total blocks...Named to the SMU/Radisson Invitational All-Tournament team...Also named to the University at Buffalo All-Tournament team.
2006 (FRESHMAN) Appeared in all 33 matches and saw action in 119 games in her freshman season...Led Baylor, and ranked ninth in the Big 12, with 11.37 assists per game...Recorded 1,353 assists on the season, the fifth-most in Baylor history...11.37 assists per game ties for sixth all-time in a single season in school history...Led the Big 12 with 61 service aces, 0.51 aces per game...61 service aces in one season ranks second in Baylor history, while 0.51 aces per game is the fourth-best total in school history...Led all Big 12 setters in points and points per game with 229.5 and 2.21, respectively...Recorded her first career triple-double against 24th-ranked Kansas State with 11 kills, 52 assists and 15 digs in a 3-1 win...Accomplished the feat for a second time on Oct. 20 versus No. 16 Missouri, recording 10 kills, 61 assists and 13 digs in a 3-2 victory...Accounts for the only two triple-doubles in Big 12 play on the season...Set a Big 12 and Baylor record with 11 service aces at No. 19 Missouri ...Her five service aces against Texas A&M tie the fourth-best total in school history in a four-game match...Tied an NCAA record by serving 12 consecutive points to begin a match against Louisiana-Monroe...Ranked third on the team with 83 total blocks (0.70 bpg)...Fourth on the team in digs with 245 on the season, 2.06 digs per game...Recorded four or more kills in 21 matches, including a streak of eight straight...Had 50 or more set assists in eight matches...Recorded double-digit digs in 10 matches...Named to the fall Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
HIGH SCHOOL Earned four letters for James Martin High School in Arlington, Texas, for coaches Joni McCoy and Tracy Perez...As a senior, earned state tournament championship MVP and all-tournament team honors as she led the Warriors to the Class 5A Texas state championship with a 38-7 season...2005 Mizuno/Volleyball Magazine All-American...Earned 2005 Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 honors...Texas Gatorade Player of the Year...Helped lead the West squad to victory in the TGCA All-Star Game...Tabbed by prepvolleyball.com as a Setter and Senior of the Year Finalist, High School All-American (Top 150) and a Senior Ace, where she was ranked 55th overall and 13th at setter...Three-time Fort Worth Star-Telegram Player of the Year and all-area first team...Three-time Dallas Morning News all-area first team and 2005 Player of the Year...Three-time Texas Girls Coaches Association All-State team selection...2005 Texas Sports Writers Association Honorable Mention...Lonestarvolleyball.com High School Player of the Year in her senior campaign and two-time All-Texas first team...Three-time District 7-5A Player of the Year...2005 Duncanville Tournament Outstanding Setter...As a junior, led her team to a 33-9 record and second place in district...As a sophomore, led the Warriors to a 39-7 record and a trip to the state semifinals...As a freshman, led her squad to a 37-7 record and the state semifinals...Off the court, participated in Student Council, German Club and was a mentor for Mission Arlington.
PERSONAL Full name is Taylor Nicole Barnes...Born Feb. 15, 1988, in Arlington, Texas...Daughter of Glenn and Cynthia Barnes...Has one sister, Allison (25), who played volleyball for Colorado (2001-2004)...Majoring in speech communications.