13 Lindsay Taylor
13 Lindsay Taylor
Birth Date: 05/20/1981
Height: 6-8
Year: Senior
Hometown: Chandler, Ariz.
High School: Chandler HS
Position: Center
Junior campaign was one of the finest in UCSB history, capped by honorable mention Associated Press All-America recognition, Big West Player of the Year honors and her second consecutive conference tournament MVP award...Also became the second Gaucho in as many years to be named a Kodak District 8 All-American, and was a "Mid-Major" All-American by Full Court Press as well...Scored in double-figures in 28 of 32 games last season, including 10 contests with at least 20 points...Reached double figures in each of UCSB's last 17 contests and shot 60.6% (105-173) over the final 15 games...26-point effort in NCAA Second Round vs. Texas Tech (March 25) were one short of the most ever scored by a Gaucho in the Big Dance...16-point, 12-rebound performance vs. Pacific in Big West Championship Game was Taylor's sixth double-double of the season, 15th in her career...Gauchos' leading scorer 19 times in 2002-03...Two of her six career Big West Player of the Week awards came as a junior, on Nov. 25 and March 3...Only three players in league history have amassed more weekly honors...Named to the WomensCollegeHoops.com Ram Holiday Classic All-Tournament Team...Among Big West's top-six performers in scoring, rebounding and blocks per game in addition to league-leading 56.8% shooting percentage last season...Enjoyed a streak of 28-consecutive made free-throws during 2002-03 campaign, including 11-of-11 performance vs. Long Beach State (Feb. 1) as part of career-high 30-point effort...Preceded that performance by making all 14 shots from the charity stripe against UC Irvine...Already ranks fifth in school history in career freebies made (354)...Currently the UCSB record holder in career field goal percentage at 55.9%, while she is four blocked shots shy of No. 1 all-time in that category (Kris Grazzini - 180)...Notched 1,000th point as a Gaucho at Illinois on Feb. 13, and has moved into 13th place on UCSB's career scoring list (1,221)...Needs 500 points to break school's career scoring record, held by Kristi Rohr...One of only two 6'8" players in Division I basketball...Member of Team USA at Pan American Games in the Dominican Republic this August, helping Americans capture a silver medal...Finest effort in tournament was six-point, four-rebound performance in quarterfinal victory over host Dominicans.

Earned Second Team All-Big West acclaim for the second straight year...Played her best basketball of the season, and possibly he career, down the stretch ...Scored 12 or more points in each of the final 10 games, her longest such stretch as a Gaucho...Two of her 10 career double-doubles during that span, including 12 points and game-high 13 rebounds in NCAA tourney upset over Louisiana Tech...Made 10 of 15 shots in two NCAA games and finished the season as the Big West's leader in field goal percentage at 55.0%...Averaged 15.0 points, 8.3 rebounds and 2.0 blocks during three games in Anaheim to earn Big West Tournament MVP honors and repeat as an all-tourney team selection...Game-high 21-point effort to open BWT vs. Fullerton (March 6) matched the third-best total of her career...Also blocked four Titan shots, and finished with a new single-season school record of 69 total rejections...Paced the Big West - ranking 18th nationally - with 2.38 swats per game...Also ranked third in the Big West in free-throw percentage at 78.5% (106 -for-135), and sunk 28 of her final 33 freebies...Named conference player of the week after averaging 16.5 points and 8.5 rebounds to close the regular season at Cal State Fullerton (Feb. 28) and UC Riverside (March. 2)...Double-double of 16 points and 11 boards in Riverside contest...Went on a shot-blocking tear during the middle of the season, rejecting 35 attempts over a 10-game span...Included in that run were single-game career-highs of six stuffs at both Idaho (Jan. 3) and UC Irvine (Jan. 24)...Led the Gauchos in scoring nine times - equaling the most by any player - including a career-high 27 points to open the season vs. Western Kentucky (Nov. 16)...Also grabbed a personal-best 14 rebounds vs. WKU en route to All-Stanford Tournament Team and Big West Player of the Week honors...Three other double-doubles this season came in the form of 12 points and 10 rebounds at Ohio State (Nov. 30), 16 points plus 11 boards to open Big West play at Idaho, and a 14-point, 11-rebound performance vs. Cal Poly (Jan. 20)...Total of eight double-doubles as a Gaucho...Also scored 21 points on a career-best 10-of-11 shooting vs. Idaho (Feb. 3)...In four career games against the Vandals, Taylor is averaging 18.5 points and 7.8 boards...Missed game at Cal Poly (Feb. 17) due to sprained ankle suffered against UC Riverside two days earlier...Returned to pour in a game-high 19 points to go along with eight rebounds in a Feb. 22 win over Long Beach State, and scored 12 points - all after picking up her fourth foul early in the second half - against UC Irvine (Feb. 24)...Continued that trend by scoring 15 of her 17 points after halftime at Cal State Fullerton (Feb. 28)......Besides ankle injury, missed two games this season - vs. Northridge (Jan. 6) and Fullerton (Feb. 6) while recovering from soreness in her lower back.

Lindsay Taylor capped an outstanding rookie season by earning Big West Freshman of the Year, second team all-conference, and All-Big West Tournament honors...Averaged 10.6 points and 6.0 rebounds per game...Really turned it up a notch in conference play, ranking fourth with 14.2 points and fifth in rebounds at 7.2 per game...Led the BWC in blocked shots with 1.6 swats per game overall and 2.0 in league action...Her 65.0% field goal percentage in Big West Play was tops in the conference...Twice named Big West's Player of the Week, on Jan. 15 and again on Jan. 29...Tallied 17 double-digit performances, including nine of her last 11 games and 13 of her final 16...Taylor scored 20 or more points three times, with her career high of 24 coming against Boise State on Jan. 21...Garnered four double-doubles, including back-to-back performances at Boise State and Idaho...Three of her double-doubles came in her three career starts.

Redshirted her first season as a Gaucho.

High School
Lindsay Taylor came to UCSB from Chandler High School where she played for Mike Desper...The tallest player in school history...Helped lead the Wolves to two regional championships and the Arizona State Championship as a senior...Averaged 19.2 points, 11.0 rebounds and 3.1 blocks her final year as a prepster...Was named the Gatorade Player of the Year for Arizona and a Parade Magazine Fourth Team All-American...Also named First Team All-State by the Arizona Republic and the Arizona Dairy Council...During a game her junior year scored a career-best 31 points and grabbed 21 rebounds...Played club for Arizona Elite where she guided the team to the 17 Gold National Championship in 1998.

Lindsay Taylor was born May 20, 1981 in Poway, CA...Majoring in religious studies... Gabrielle Reese and "Dirty Dancing" are her favorite athlete and movie, respectively...Also enjoys dancing and attempting to sing...Nicknamed "L.G."...Daughter of Catherine and Bill Taylor.