Middle Blocker/Outside Hitter
Height: 6'5"
Class: Freshman
City/State: Missouri City, Texas
High School: Fort Bend Christian Academy
Major: Kinesiology
Experience: High School


2017 AVCA All-America Honorable Mention
2017 AVCA South Region Freshman of the Year
2017 AVCA South Region First Team

2017 All-SEC
2017 SEC All-Freshman
2017 SEC Freshman of the Week (9/11, 10/9, 10/16)
2017 USF Invitational All-Tournament

Has started every match for the Tigers this season… Leads the team in kills with a total of 350 on the year and averages 3.24 kills per set and 3.62 points per set… Recorded career-high 26 kills in the Tigers’ five-set victory over High Point in nonconference action… Has earned SEC Freshman of the Week three times this season (Sept. 11, Oct. 9, Oct. 16)…Has recorded four 20-plus kill matches this season and has led the Tigers in kills in 19 matches… Had career-high seven blocks against Northwestern (Aug. 26)… Hit .667 against LIU Brooklyn (Sept. 9)… Earned All-SEC and SEC All-Freshman Team.

One of the top players out of Fort Bend Christian Academy and Texas Premier Volleyball club ... Named a Senior Ace by PrepVolleyball.com and Fab 50 recruit by VolleyballMag.com ... Selected as an Under Armour Second Team All-American ... A two-sport athlete in volleyball and track ... Named MVP of the district in 2015 and 2016 ... Selected to the All-State team for the 2014-16 seasons ... Helped Fort Bend to finish as the runner- up in the 4A State Championship in 2014 and 2015 as well as a semifinalist in 2016 ... Led her team to three-straight district championships ... Amassed more than 350 kills, 100 blocks, 81 aces, 220 digs and a .500 hitting percentage during her senior season at Fort Bend.

Full name is Taylor Denise Bannsiter ... Born Sept. 7, 1999 ... Parents are Ken and Pennie Bannister ... Father Ken played professional basketball for more than 15 seasons ... Mother Pennie played professional basketball ... Majoring in Kinesiology.

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