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    Taylor Parker

    Class:
    Junior

    Hometown:
    Bozeman, Mont.

    High School:
    Bozeman

    Height:
    6-1

    Position:
    MH

    Club Team:
    Montana Maniacs

    10/27/2014

    Taylor Parker Named Air Force Athlete of the Week

    The junior hit .524 for the week, leading the Falcons to a pair of victories over San Jose State and Nevada.

    10/27/2014

    Taylor Parker Named Mountain West Player of the Week

    Parker is the first Air Force player to earn the Mountain West's weekly award since 2010.

    11/12/2013

    Taylor Parker Named Air Force Athlete of the Week

    Parker accounted for a league-leading .722 average in the Falcons' win over Boise State.

    SOPHOMORE YEAR | 2013: Played in 45 sets...started 12 of the final 13 matches...tied for the Mountain West lead in single-match hitting, following a .722 performance during the Falcons' victory over Boise State...connected on 13 of 18 kills (no errors) during that match...equaled career-best marks in kills (13), solo blocks (one) and points (15.5), as well as season-high marks in assisted blocks (three) and total blocks (four), during that match...named the Air Force Athlete of the Week following that match...also hit over .500 against San Jose State (.571, 8k-0e-14a) and at Fresno State (.545, 6k-0e-11a)...recorded a .320 hitting percentage for the season, tallying 66 kills (17 errors) on 153 attempts...ranked ninth in the conference in MW-only hitting with a .324 average...accounted for 15 total blocks, including two solo and 13 assisted stops...added five digs and six assists.

    FRESHMAN YEAR | 2012: Played in 70 sets...was in the starting rotation for 19 matches...one of three freshmen to open the season in the starting lineup...ranked second on the team with 62 total blocks (five solo, 57 assisted)...recorded first solo block in debut at Rice...added individual blocks against Army, Fresno State, San Diego State and Nevada (one each)...tallied a career-best six assisted blocks during three meets (Army, Fresno State, New Mexico)...recorded 95 kills, highlighted by a career-best 13 against Nevada...also recorded a personal-best .417 hitting percentage (13k-3e-24a) during that match...hit over .200 for the season (.206)...also accounted for 18 assists and 13 digs...tallied a career-best four helpers against Denver and a personal-best three digs against Nevada.

    HIGH SCHOOL | CLUB TEAM: Bozeman High School...coached by Katie Lazlovich...lettered two years in volleyball...first-team all-state selection as a junior and senior...also claimed first-team all-conference honors both years...member of teams that finished second as a junior and fourth as a senior...also lettered two years of basketball...two-time first-team all-conference and all-state selection...member of the team that won the state championship as a junior...also played on the team that finished third as a senior...lettered three years in softball...competed at the volleyball club level from the Montana Maniacs...coached by Laura Viren.

    PERSONAL: Daughter of Johnny and Teresa Parker...nicknames are "Tay" or "TP"...has one younger sister, Jordan, and one younger brother, Jacob...majoring in behavioral science...served as Element NCO, Flight NCO and Ops Base Cadet-in-Charge...played on the women's basketball team as a freshman, seeing action in 16 games (17 points, 12 rebounds, three blocks, two steals)...attended the Academy's Prep School...earned the prep school's Athlete of the Year award...loves camping with family during the summer...hobbies include playing pickup basketball and hanging out with friends...completed Operation Air Force at Moody AFB, Ga., over the summer...also took Aero 315 and worked the command center for the Cadet Wing...greatest personal moment in sports was winning the state basketball title as a junior...member of Cadet Squadron 10.

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