11 Taylor Cramm
11 Taylor Cramm
Height: 6-2
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Laguna Niguel, Calif.
High School: Dana Hills
Position: MB

2011: Team captain...Named Honorable Mention All-Ivy…Named Ivy League Player of the Week on Oct. 11… Received 2012 Nellie Pratt Elliot Award, the most prestigious athletic award given to a senior female at Yale…Won three Ivy League titles while at Yale…Ranked 2nd in Ivy League conference matches in hitting percentage (.343)…Averaged 0.73 blocks per set in Ivy League matches…Recorded sixth-highest single-season hitting percentage in Yale history (.362)…Hit .538 without an attack error in 26 attempts in victories over Dartmouth and Harvard on Oct. 7-8…Posted eight kills, hit .467 and collected 7 total blocks against Delaware on Sept. 10.

2010: Appeared in 54 sets...Earned Fall Academic All-Ivy honors...Had a personal season-best 10 kills with a .667 hitting percentage in a win at Cornell on Nov. 13...Posted seven kills and hit .500 with four blocks and two digs in a win over Long Island on Sept. 11...Had a personal season-best five total blocks (2 block solos, 3 block assists) in a win over Dartmouth on Nov. 5.

2009: Appeared in 52 sets...Averaged 1.38 kills and 0.87 blocks per set...Hit .295...Had a season-high four blocks in the Sept. 5 win over Fairfield...Hit .615 (8-0-13) with a season-best eight kills in the four-set win at American on Sept. 11...Had nine digs and seven assists.

2008: Selected as Yale's Most Improved Player...Appeared in 80 sets over 24 matches...Averaged 1.45 kills and a team-best 1.02 blocks per set...Ranked second in the Ivy League in blocks...Recorded five blocks or more in six matches this season...Tallied six assists and 11 digs...Notched a season-high nine kills on Sept. 26 at Albany...Matched that total with nine kills on Oct. 4 against Brown...Picked up a season-best 11 blocks on Nov. 14 at Penn.

Before Yale: As team captain, helped lead Dana Hills to the 2007 CIF Quarterfinals...Earned Second Team All-Suncoast League and Third Team All-Orange County while also being named the team's best offensive player as a senior...Named Most Improved Player in 2006...Qualified for the open division at the Junior Olympics three straight years (2005-07) with the Laguna Beach Volleyball Club, finishing fifth in 2006.

Appleman on Taylor: "Cramm worked her way into the starting lineup last season and was a force at the net both offensively and defensively. I am excited to get her on the court with a year of experience behind her."