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Before the Final Four tipped off at University of Phoenix Stadium, Oregon volleyball player Taylor Agost was one of the four singers that sang the Star Spangled Banner.
When the camera zoomed in on her, she immediately went viral and people wanted to know who she was. The 6-foot-2 Oregon native is a junior volleyball player at the University of Oregon and was an honorable mention All-Pac-12 performer this past season.
* 2016 AVCA Pacific North All-Region honorable mention
* 2016 All-Pac-12 honorable mention
Junior (2016): Earned AVCA All-Region honorable mention and all-Pac-12 honorable mention honors after playing in 110 of 117 sets and finishing second on the Ducks and eighth in the Pac-12 with a .327 hitting percentage … Owned the most swings (661) of any player in the conference in the top 10 in hitting percentage, making only 65 errors, and was the only player on the list that didn’t play middle blocker … Hit better than .400 12 times during the season, highlighted by career-best mark of .667 with 12 kills in a win over Murray State on Sept. 2 … Named the MVP of the Nike Invitational (Sept. 9-11) after recording 22 kills while hitting .432 in wins over then-No. 21 Illinois, Belmont and Saint Mary’s … Shined in back-to-back matches against UCLA and USC, putting down 28 kills between the two matches … Recorded first two service aces of the season at then-No. 12 Stanford on Nov. 23 … Second on the Ducks with 10 kills in the NCAA second round match against No. 12 Michigan … Also earned Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention recognition.
Sophomore (2015): Played in all 30 matches for the Ducks while making 12 starts…ranked third on the team with 2.69 kills/set…had the third best attack efficiency among Oregon hitters at .257…recorded 16 kills at LIU Brooklyn while also hitting a season high .520 in the match…set a career best of 17 kills in a five-set match against Colorado…reached double-digit kills in 17 matches during the season, including in the NCAA Tournament first round match against Wisconsin where he tallied 13 kills and hit .458.
Freshman (2014): Played in 17 matches during her first season with the Ducks, starting in four matches and missing a portion of the season due to injury…posted a season high of 14 kills against Illinois State (Aug. 30)…the match was one of three where the freshman recorded double-digit kills…recorded six kills and no errors during her NCAA Tournament debut against Santa Clara…notched 26 blocks during the season for an average of 0.55/set.
Prep: Climbed the recruiting ranks and was named a PrepVolleyball Senior Ace, ranked 17th on that list…member of the Clackamas High school team which finished Three Rivers League Champions as both a junior and senior as well as third and fourth place finishes at the 6A OSAA Tournament, respectively…named first team all-league in each of her final two years at Clackamas and received the honor of 2013 Three Rivers League Player of the Year…played three years for the North Clackamas Volleyball Club. (VIA – GODUCKS.com)
Let’s take a closer look at Taylor (via her Instagram):