11 Taylor Cramm
11 Taylor Cramm
Height: 6-2
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Laguna Niguel, Calif.
High School: Dana Hills
Position: MB

2011: Team captain

2010: Appeared in 54 sets...Earned Fall Academic All-Ivy honors...Had a personal season-best 10 kills with a .667 hitting percentage in a win at Cornell on Nov. 13...Posted seven kills and hit .500 with four blocks and two digs in a win over Long Island on Sept. 11...Had a personal season-best five total blocks (2 block solos, 3 block assists) in a win over Dartmouth on Nov. 5.

2009: Appeared in 52 sets...Averaged 1.38 kills and 0.87 blocks per set...Hit .295...Had a season-high four blocks in the Sept. 5 win over Fairfield...Hit .615 (8-0-13) with a season-best eight kills in the four-set win at American on Sept. 11...Had nine digs and seven assists.

2008: Selected as Yale's Most Improved Player...Appeared in 80 sets over 24 matches...Averaged 1.45 kills and a team-best 1.02 blocks per set...Ranked second in the Ivy League in blocks...Recorded five blocks or more in six matches this season...Tallied six assists and 11 digs...Notched a season-high nine kills on Sept. 26 at Albany...Matched that total with nine kills on Oct. 4 against Brown...Picked up a season-best 11 blocks on Nov. 14 at Penn.

Before Yale: As team captain, helped lead Dana Hills to the 2007 CIF Quarterfinals...Earned Second Team All-Suncoast League and Third Team All-Orange County while also being named the team's best offensive player as a senior...Named Most Improved Player in 2006...Qualified for the open division at the Junior Olympics three straight years (2005-07) with the Laguna Beach Volleyball Club, finishing fifth in 2006.

Appleman on Taylor: "Cramm worked her way into the starting lineup last season and was a force at the net both offensively and defensively. I am excited to get her on the court with a year of experience behind her."

Getting to Know Taylor

Favorite Quote: “The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.” e.e. cummings
Your Theme Song: “Whip My Hair"

Greatest Inspiration: Bridget Florence Hearst.

Favorite Reality TV Show: "American Idol"

Greatest Fear: Spiders, bugs, rodents
Signature Dance Move: “The Move"
Why did you choose Yale?: How could I pass up an opportunity to play volleyball with fabulous teammates, win Ivy League Championships and get an education from the nation’s top university?