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Taylor McElhaney

Position Infield
Height 5'8''
Class Senior
Hometown Talala, Okla.
High School Oologah-Talala

2017 (Senior)
Named Academic All-Big 12 Second Team … Started all 52 games at shortstop … Batted .226 with 24 hits, including two doubles and a home run, in 106 at-bats … Recorded 23 runs scored and 12 RBIs … Drew 22 walks, second-most on the squad … Posted a .274 slugging percentage and .394 on-base percentage … Registered seven multi-hit games and three multi-RBI performances … Connected on a season-high two hits seven times … Went 2-for-4 with a season-best two RBIs at Nebraska (4/19) … Went 2-for-4 with a pair of RBIs at Texas Tech (4/8) … Crossed home plate a season-best three times after a 2-for-3 effort at the plate against Nevada (4/23) … Recorded only home run of the season against Georgia State (2/17) … Drew a pair of walks twice … Tallied 92 putouts and a team-best 144 assists.

2016 (Junior)
Named Academic All-Big 12 First Team … Started all 51 games at second base … Batted .235 with 24 hits, 20 runs scored and 10 RBIs … Led the squad in hit-by-pitches with 15 … Recorded three doubles and 13 walks … Registered a .265 slugging percentage and a .397 on-base percentage … Tallied a .314 batting average during Big 12 Conference action with 11 hits … Stole one base and recorded nine sacrifice hits … Registered two multi-hit games and one multi-RBI performance … Connected on a season-best three hits against Oklahoma State (5/6) … Went 2-for-2 against Texas Tech (4/17) … Drove in a pair of runs behind a 1-for-2 effort at the plate at Southern Illinois (3/6) … Drew two walks in the series finale at Texas (5/1) … Crossed home plate twice against North Texas (4/9) and Texas Tech (4/17) … Recorded a RBI in three of the last five games of the season … Was hit by a pitch two or more times in three games … Registered 110 putouts, 76 assists and just four errors for a .979 fielding percentage.

2015 (Sophomore)
Earned All-Big 12 Defensive Team honors … Garnered Academic All-Big 12 Second Team accolades … Started every game of the 2015 season at second base … Batted .266, collecting 33 hits on the year … Hit three doubles and two home runs … Tallied 18 RBIs, including a season-high four at New Mexico State (2/14) … Drew 17 walks and finished the season with a .417 on-base percentage … Reached base in 20-consecutive games, the third-longest streak of any Jayhawk in 2015 … Recorded six multiple-hit games, including back-to-back two-hit games against Nebraska-Omaha (3/15) and Indiana State (3/17) … Registered first-career home run in the 2015 season opener against LIU-Brooklyn (2/6) … Recorded first-career grand slam against New Mexico State (2/14) … Drew a season-best two base on balls at Iowa State (5/8) … Went 2-for-4 against Arkansas with two RBIs and a run scored … Tallied a season-best three runs scored against Chattanooga (3/8) … Recorded 73 assists, 115 putouts and only three errors on the year.

2014 (Freshman)
Started 47 games and made 55 appearances in the outfield for the Jayhawks … Hit .189 with 18 hits, including three extra base hits … Stole three bases in five attempts … Had the fourth-best on-base percentage (.412) … Recorded first of two doubles on the season against Miami (3/2) … Went 2-for-2 with a RBI against Saint Louis (3/19) … Registered first multi-RBI game with two against Iowa State (5/9) … Hit first-career triple against Iowa State (5/11).

High School
Lettered all four years at Oologah-Talala High School … Lady Mustangs were State Champions her senior season … Voted Verdigris Valley First-Team Defensive Player of the Year, First-Team All-Region 3 Shortstop and Middle East All-State Shortstop during senior campaign … Also earned four letters in basketball.

Played for the Starz for six years … ASA 10U National Champions … NASA 12U National Champions … USSSA 13U National Champions … 16U Colorado Sparkler Champions … Also played for the Tulsa Elite ’95.

Born Taylor Ann McElhaney in Claremore, Oklahoma … Daughter of Mike and Jeri McElhaney … Has two siblings, Jeremy and Jordan … Majoring in nursing.