2005- Played in 24 games while appearing in 14 matches ... tallied 23 digs, four service aces and four assists ... recorded a career-high six digs while playing all five games vs. Maryland (10/1) ... notched five digs, three assists, and a service ace against Clemson (10/21) ... named to the 2005-06 ACC Academic Honor Roll.
2004--Appeared in one match against Loyola (9/4) ... played two games and recorded one dig ... selected to the 2004-2005 ACC Academic Honor Roll.
High School--Four-year varsity letterwinner in volleyball for Plant High School ... served as team captain as a senior ... earned first-team Florida Class 5A All-State honors in 2003 ... was a member of four district championship, and three regional and state championship squads ... a Tampa Tribune first-team All-Western Conference pick in 2003 as well as an honorable mention selection in 2001 ... also a 2003 St. Petersburg Times second-team All-Suncoast selection ... named to the Tampa Tribune and St. Petersburg Times All-Hillsborough County second teams in 2003 ... also named honorable mention All-Hillsborough County by the Tampa Tribune in 2001 and 2002 ... selected as Plant High School's Women's Scholar/Athlete in 2004 ... charter member of the National Beta Honor Society ... also a member of five other honor societies, including the National Honor Society and the Latin Honor Society ... also a member of Mu Alpha Theta, Society of Gold & Black and the National Honor Roll ... Tampa Tribune Scholar (top three percent of graduating seniors in Hillsborough County, Fla.) ... played club volleyball for the Sandspurs Volleyball Club.
Personal--Daughter of Joselle Pulgaron and Ron Russo ... has a younger sister, Greer Anne Russo ... volunteers with the Boys and Girls Club ... enjoys skiing ... former high school teammates Emily and Sarah Kirkwood are fourth and third-years, respectively, on the UVa volleyball team ... is enrolled in the School of Commerce.
Why Taylor chose UVa--"I chose the University of Virginia because of its top-ranked academic reputation, its wide range of educational opportunities, and its unsurpassed quality of student life."
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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
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