December 13, 2010

Cramm Elected 2011 Yale Volleyball Captain

Appeared In 23 Matches This Fall And Had 73 Kills

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Taylor Cramm has been elected captain of the 2011 Yale volleyball team.  The announcement came following a team vote.

"I am thrilled that the team voted Taylor to be their captain next year," Yale head coach Erin Appleman said.  "She is an excellent choice because she has already demonstrated how committed she is to her teammates, to the program and to Yale.  She will embrace her new position seriously because she understands that our championship teams always had outstanding leaders that fostered mutual respect and enthusiasm."

Cramm, who recently earned Fall Academic All-Ivy Honors, appeared in 23 matches and had 73 kills with a .259 hitting percentage during the 2010 season.  In addition, she had 34 total blocks.  As a freshman during Yale's 2008 Ivy title run, Cramm averaged an Ivy League-best 1.16 blocks per set. For her efforts, she was named Yale's most improved player.               

"I am truly honored to have been selected as the Yale Volleyball captain for 2011," said Cramm, a Laguna Niguel, Calif., native.  "I feel so lucky to be surrounded by such an incredible group of girls.  Our team developed great chemistry this year both on and off the court, and I am excited for that to continue to grow this spring and as we welcome a new class into the family next season."

The Bulldogs finished the 2010 season with a share of the Ivy League championship, a 12-2 conference record and an 18-8 overall mark. 

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