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17   Briauna Taylor
Briauna Taylor

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Livonia, Mich.

High School:
Livonia Franklin

Height:
5-9

Position:
IF

B/T:
R/R

04/19/2014

Lakers Drop Home Doubleheader to Ohio Dominican

GVSU Closes 12-Game Homestand With 9-3 Record

04/18/2014

10th Inning Victory Pushes Lakers to Sweep of Tiffin

First-Place GVSU Tops Dragons 6-3 and 3-1 for Fifth GLIAC Sweep

04/16/2014

GVSU Rallies Late to Earn Home Split Against Ashland

Lakers Score Four Runs in Final At-Bat to Win Nightcap, 5-3

04/12/2014

Lakers Overpower Malone for Fourth Straight Sweep

GVSU Has Outscored Its Opponents 62-8 in Nine-Game Win Streak

04/11/2014

GVSU Sweeps #14 Wayne State, 6-2 and 8-2

Lakers Riding Seven-Game Win Streak, Now 6-1 in GLIAC

2013: Named to the All-GLIAC First Team for the second time (also in 2011), the third straight year she has earned all-conference honors...Also named to the GLIAC All-Academic Team...Started all 42 games at shortstop after joining the team at the conclusion of basketball season...Hit .331 with 42 hits, 34 runs, three triples, three homers, and 22 RBI...Ranked third in the GLIAC in triples (three), eighth in runs (34) and sacrifice flies (two), 17th in sacrifice bunts (eight), and 25th in batting average (.331) and home runs (three)...Was a part of seven double plays on defense, fifth-most in the league...Will enter her senior season ranked fourth in GVSU history in career batting average (.387) and slugging percentage (.613), fifth in home runs (22), and eighth in on-base percentage (.436)...Also tied for first all-time in Laker history in career hit-by-pitches (14)...Tied for third on the team with 12 multi-hit games and posted five multi-RBI contests...Totaled two hits and two RBI in each game of doubleheader sweep against Lake Erie (3/30)...Scored season-high four runs and collected three RBI in 17-2 win at Wayne State (4/13)...Combined to go 6-for-8 with a home run, five runs scored, and two runs driven in in home sweep of Findlay (4/27)...Picked up a base hit in eight of the team's 10 NCAA postseason games, including a 3-for-4 performance in game two of the Midwest Super Regional Tournament at #1 Indianapolis (5/18)...Went 2-for-4 with two runs scored in each of the first two games of the Midwest Regional Tournament in Allendale against Ferris State (5/10) and Missouri-St. Louis (5/11)...Collected biggest hit of her career against #1 Indianapolis in the deciding game of the Midwest Super Regional Tournament (5/18), knocking in sister Brittany with an RBI single in the sixth inning for the game-winning run in the 3-2 victory, sending the Lakers to the Division II College World Series...Put up a 2-for-4 performance, scoring twice and driving in a run, in the 8-4 win over Texas Woman's (5/25) at the Division II College World Series.

2012: Named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-Midwest Region First Team...Earned Daktronics Second Team All-Midwest Region honors, the second consecutive year she has been named to the all-region team...Named to the All-GLIAC Second Team, marking the second straight season she has received all-league honors... Also named to the GLIAC All-Academic Team...Finished first on the team in home runs (13), RBI (56), slugging percentage (.689), total bases (135), sacrifice bunts (eight), and tied for first in hit by pitches (seven)...Also ranked second on the team in triples (six) and stolen bases (six), and third in batting average (.398), hits (78), runs (53), on-base percentage (.447)...Led all GLIAC players in home runs, total bases, and slugging percentage...Also ranked second in the GLIAC in RBI and triples, fourth in hits and runs, fifth in batting average, and ninth in on-base percentage...Single-season marks in GVSU history: tied for first in hit by pitches (with teammate Maggie Kerrigan, who was also hit seven times this season), third in total bases, fifth in home runs, sixth in hits, RBI, and runs, eighth in at-bats (196), ninth in triples, and 10th in batting average...Ranks second in GVSU career history in batting average (.408) and hit by pitches (13) and tied for fifth in home runs (19) after just two seasons...Recorded team-high 26 multi-hit games (including seven games of three hits and one four-hit effort) and team-high 19 multi-RBI games (six games of at least three RBI)...Owned 12-game hitting streak and reached base in 15 straight games...Named GLIAC Player of the Week on Mar. 13...One of just three Lakers to play in all 60 games, making 59 starts (all at shortstop)...Hit .514 (with a .973 slugging percentage) on season-opening spring break trip (3/4-10) with 19 hits, 10 runs, four triples, three homers, and 16 RBI...Recorded seven multi-hit games and five multi-RBI contests on trip, including a two-run single on an attempted intentional walk in 7-5 win over Northern State (3/8)...Went 3-for-4 with a home run and four RBI in 15-1 win over Minnesota Crookston (3/9)...Notched a 3-for-4 effort with a single, triple, and homer, with a run scored and three RBI in 7-0 victory over Bemidji State (3/6)...Smacked a pair of home runs and went 3-for-3 with three runs scored and three RBI in 6-1 win at Hillsdale (4/18)...Notched a 4-for-4 performance with a run scored, a triple, and an RBI in GLIAC Tournament against Ferris State (4/27).

2011: Named to the Daktronics Midwest Region First Team, while also being a First Team All-GLIAC selection during her first season on the softball diamond...Also earned Capital One Academic All-District Third Team honors... Named to the GLIAC All-Academic Team...Finished first on the team in hit by pitches (six), second in batting average (.421), on-base percentage (.471), and stolen bases (nine), tied for second in hits (59) and triples (three), fourth in runs batted in (35) and runs scored (37), fifth in slugging percentage (.621) and total bases (87)...Ranked second in the GLIAC in batting average, third in hit by pitches, fifth in on-base percentage, and tied for ninth in hits...Notched 16 multi-hit contests (including eight three-hit games and one four-hit outing) and nine games of at least two RBI...Had four consecutive multi-hit games from April 9 to 13, where she tallied three straight three-hit contests...Went 4-for-6 with a homer, two runs, and two RBI against Wayne State (5/7) in the GLIAC Tournament...Notched a 3-for-4 effort with a double, a home run, three runs scored, and four RBI in a 13-5 win over Northwood (4/2)...Was 3-for-3 with a triple, two runs scored, and four RBI in a 14-2 victory over Findlay (4/17).

Personal: Daughter of Moreno and Kimberly Taylor...Nursing major.

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