|24 I'Tiana Taylor|
Payne led the team with 16 points and five rebounds.
Payne Chosen to First Team, Taylor Second Team For Second Year In A Row
Taylor leads ECU with 12 points and nine rebounds against No. 1 UConn
2015-16: Selected to the All-American Athletic Conference Second Team…Named to the American’s Weekly Honor Roll five times (Dec. 7, Dec. 21, Jan. 18, Jan. 25, Feb. 22)…Started all 32 games for the Pirates…Averaged a double-double with 14.1 points and 10 rebounds per game…Became just the fourth player in program history to average double-digit rebounds in a season…Her 321 total rebounds were the second most in a single season in program history…Recorded 15 double-doubles which ranked first in the American Conference for the regular season…Had four performances with at least 20 points and 15 or more rebounds…Scored in double-figures 28 times…Scored 20 or more points six times and had 15 or more rebounds on five occasions…Grabbed double-digit rebounds 17 times… Notched at least seven rebounds in 24 different contests …Ranked second on the team in charges drawn with 12 …Had at least three assists in eight games and at least three steals seven times…Recorded six steals against UTRGV (11/13) in the season opener…Put up 11 points and 11 rebounds in 27 minutes at Delaware (11/22)…Had 14 points and 10 boards against Eastern Washington (11/27)…Compiled 27 points, 17 rebounds and four assists against No. 19 Northwestern (11/28)…Posted 20 points and 14 rebounds at Auburn (12/5)…Tallied 19 points and 17 rebounds which included a career-high 14 grabs on the defensive glass against Ohio (12/18)…Scored 16 points in 24 minutes against No. 2 South Carolina (12/20)…Had 14 points and 14 rebounds in the conference opener at Tulsa (12/30)…Put up 12 points, 12 rebounds and three steals against No. 20/17 USF (1/2)…Recorded her third-straight double-double with 12 points and 12 boards against Tulane (1/5)…Exploded for 21 points on 9-for-18 shooting and 16 rebounds against Houston (1/14)…Put up 11 points, 13 rebounds and two blocks at No. 19/16 USF (1/17)…Erupted for 24 points on 9-for-15 shooting, matched a career-high 19 rebounds and had three assists in just 31 minutes against Cincinnati (1/20)…Posted 10 points and 13 boards with three steals against Temple (1/30)…Notched a career-high seven steals against Tulsa (2/3)…Had 12 points, seven rebounds, three assists and two blocks at No. 1 UConn (2/6)…Shot 10-for-22 and had 22 points, 19 rebounds and three assists in a career-high 44 minutes played against Memphis (2/13)…Tallied 17 points and 13 rebounds at Houston (2/17)…Notched 12 points and nine rebounds against No. 1 UConn (2/20)…Recorded 13 points, 11 rebounds and four assists at Cincinnati (2/24)…Scored a career-high 29 points and made a personal-best 11 field goals on 19 attempts to complement eight rebounds, five steals and a career-high five assists while playing all 40 minutes on Senior Night against SMU (2/29).
2014-15: Selected to the All-American Athletic Conference Second Team…Named American Athletic Conference Newcomer-of-the-Year…Chosen to The American’s weekly honor roll four times (Dec. 1, Dec. 22, Jan. 26, March 2)…Played in 32 of 33 games and made 26 starts during her junior campaign…Averaged 11.3 points, 8.9 rebounds and 1.5 steals in 28.9 minutes per game while shooting 43 percent overall…Put up 10.8 points, 9.4 rebounds and 1.8 steals per outing while shooting 42 percent from the field in conference games…Scored in double figures in 16 games and grabbed double-digit rebounds 11 times…Led ECU in rebounding on 18 occasions, ranked third on the team in charges drawn with 12 and had seven or more boards in 22 games…Posted a team-best eight double-doubles…Grabbed 284 rebounds on the season which ranked as the seventh most in program history…Her 8.9 rebounds ranked second among all American Conference players while her 3.7 boards on the offensive glass topped all players…Debuted with eight points and eight rebounds off the bench in the season-opener against Fairfield (11/14)…Had 13 points, nine boards and four steals in the home-opening win over College of Charleston (11/19)…Tallied 15 points and eight rebounds in 22 minutes against Delaware (11/21)…Made her first-career start and shot 9-for-14 with 22 points, eight rebounds and three steals in 35 minutes against No. 22 Syracuse (11/27)…Followed up with her first double-double comprising 13 points and 17 rebounds in the victory over Wisconsin (11/28)….Named to the Junkanoo Jam’s Lucaya Division All-Tournament Team…Totaled six points, eight rebounds and three blocks in 25 minutes at Cleveland State (12/4)…Shot 8-for-12 and scored 16 points in 20 minutes at Loyola-Maryland (12/9)…Notched her second double-double with 10 points, 10 rebounds, two blocks and three steals in 25 minutes against Norfolk State (12/20)…Grabbed 14 rebounds and three steals in the conference opener at USF (12/28)…Recorded her third double-double with 11 points, 15 rebounds, two blocks and a career-high five steals at Memphis (1/4)…Put up a monster line and her fourth double-double with a season-high 23 points and career-high 19 rebounds (nine offensive) in a season-high 39 minutes against Tulane (1/7)…Had nine points and 13 boards in the win at Tulsa (1/14)…Posted her fifth double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds at SMU (1/21)…Made nine shots on a season-high 20 attempts as part of her sixth double-double comprising 20 points and 18 rebounds (season-high 11 defensive) in 31 minutes against Tulsa (1/24)…Compiled eight points, nine rebounds, three assists and three steals in the comeback win at Tulane (1/31)…Had 10 points, nine boards, two assists and three steals in the win at Cincinnati (2/10)…Made a season-high 10 shots on 13 attempts and posted 22 points with six rebounds at Temple (2/28)…Notched her seventh double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds to go with a pair of blocks against UCF (3/2)…Posted her eighth double-double with 11 points and 11 boards in the victory over fourth-seeded Temple in the quarterfinals of the American Athletic Conference Championship (3/7)…Scored 17 points on 6-for-11 shooting against No. 1 UConn in the semifinals of the conference tournament (3/8)…Scored 11 points in 23 minutes against Radford in the first round of the WNIT (3/18)…Compiled nine points, 10 rebounds, three assists, two blocks and two steals against NC State in the WNIT second round (3/22).
Weatherford College (2012-14): One of three finalists for the 2014 WBCA Junior/Community College Player-of-the-Year Award during her sophomore season ... Chosen to the 2014 WBCA Junior/Community College Coaches' All-America Team ... Helped Weatherford to back-to-back North Texas Junior College Athletic Conference championships ... Led the Lady Coyotes to a 21-4 overall record and 13-1 conference ledger ... Recorded 21.7 points and 13.1 rebounds per game ... Also notched 19 double-doubles - 10 more than anyone else in the conference ... As a freshman in 2012-13, led Weatherford College to a 25-6 overall record and a 13-1 conference mark en route to advancing to the second round of the NJCAA Tournament...Finished her freshman year averaging 14.4 points per game and a conference-best 10.7 rebounds per game...Named First Team All-Conference...Third Team All-America selection...Ranked the No. 3 power forward and the No. 10 overall junior college player in the nation by Dan Olson Collegiate Girls Basketball Report...Rated the No. 23 junior college player in the nation byAll-Star Girl's Report.
Pflugerville High School: Lettered in basketball, volleyball and track at Pflugerville High School...All-State honoree...Named MVP from District 16-5A...Helped led the Lady Panthers to the regional quarterfinal round in state playoffs in her senior year...Averaged a double-double with 18.0 points per game and 11.0 rebounds per game...Led Pflugerville to the Region II finals as a junior.
Personal: Born June 29, 1993 ... Daughter of Percy and Helen Taylor ... Intended academic major is communications.