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

 

2011: Team captain...Named Honorable Mention All-Ivy…Named Ivy League Player of the Week on Oct. 11… Received 2012 Nellie Pratt Elliot Award, the most prestigious athletic award given to a senior female at Yale…Won three Ivy League titles while at Yale…Ranked 2nd in Ivy League conference matches in hitting percentage (.343)…Averaged 0.73 blocks per set in Ivy League matches…Recorded sixth-highest single-season hitting percentage in Yale history (.362)…Hit .538 without an attack error in 26 attempts in victories over Dartmouth and Harvard on Oct. 7-8…Posted eight kills, hit .467 and collected 7 total blocks against Delaware on Sept. 10.

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."

Four Questions for Taylor:

1.     Favorite New Haven restaurant? Prime 16.

2.     Nickname?  Crammberry

3.     What would you do if you weren’t playing volleyball? I would waterski in the mornings and then spend the rest of my days knitting, sewing, and shopping.

4.     Team Jacob, Team Edward, or Team Couldn’t Care Less? Team Couldn’t Care Less.

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?