Columbia Softball BIO
10 Christie Taylor
2012: Played in 41 games as a junior, making 37 starts (24 in left field) hit .202 (18-of-89) with 11 RBI, three home runs, five doubles 11 RBI, 12 runs and 10 walks … ranked third on team with three home runs … had two multi-hit games and a five-game hitting streak at one point … opened the season with a bang, going 2-of-3 with one RBI and one run in 5-4 win over Louisiana Tech … went 1-of-3 with one double and one run in second game at Mississippi State … blasted first home run of the season, a solo shot, in 9-0 win over Wagner … went 1-of-3 with one double, two RBI and one run in 4-2 win over Lafayette … went a perfect 2-of-2 with one double, one RBI and two runs in 4-1 victory over Yale … had a five-game hitting streak in Ivy League play from April 6 – April 14 … went 1-of-3 with one solo homer and two runs scored in first game at Cornell … hit solo home run in first game at Penn.

2011: Started 39 contests ... recorded team-high three outfield assists ... went 3-for-4 with double in victory over Bryant ... had a hit in all four contests against Cornell ... went 1-for-3 with three RBIs in win over Rider.

2010: Started all 47 games in the outfield as a first-year ... went 2-for-3 with two RBIs in first collegiate game against Delaware State ... went 2-for-2 with two runs scored against Manhattan at Rebel Games ... went 2-for-3 with seventh inning, walk-off home run against Wisconsin Green-Bay at Rebel Games ... had bases-clearing, three-run double in win over Fairleigh Dickinson ... went 3-for-3 with run scored and two RBIs in penultimate game of the season against Penn.

California High: Was a four-year letterwinner and two-time captain for the Grizzlies ... played center field as a freshman and was starting catcher for her final three seasons ... named All-East Bay Athletic League as a junior and senior ... batted over .300 in final three high school years, including a career-best .425 clip as a senior ... also had a nearly perfect .999 fielding percentage ... played club ball for the NorCal Shockers U18 Gold team ... also a member of the volleyball team.

Personal: Mechanical engineering student enrolled in the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science ... was named 2006 Student of the Year and 2009 Scholar-Athlete of the Year at her high school ... commencement speaker at high school graduation ceremonies in 2009 ... also a member of the National Honor Society ... daughter of Diane and Greg Taylor ... father played baseball at Georgia Tech and mother played tennis at St. Petersburg College in Florida ... younger sister, Kellie, is a pole vaulter and tennis player ... born in Fremont, Calif.

Year avg gp-gs ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi bb so sb-att
2010 .248 47-47 121 20 30 5 1 1 21 24 30 0-2
2011 .169 39-39 83 7 14 2 0 1 6 7 17 0-0
2012 .202 41-37 89 12 18 5 0 3 11 10 15 0-0
TOTAL .212 127-123 293 39 62 12 1 5 38 41 62 0-2

Position: Catcher/Outfielder
Year: Junior
Hometown: San Ramon, Calif.
High School: California HS
College: SEAS
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