Danielle Taylor
Danielle Taylor
Height: 6-1
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Bend, OR
High School: Summit HS
Events: High Jump
Experience: 3Y

2017 -- Cleared a season-best height of 5 feet, 5.75 inches at the Big West Conference Championships on May 12 at Cal State Fullerton (taking seventh place) ... earned second place at the Blue-Green Rivalry Dual Meet vs. UC Santa Barbara on April 29 with a clearance of 5’ 5” ... also jumped 5’ 5” at the Beach Invite hosted by LBSU on April 15 (good for 19th overall) and the Stanford Invitational on March 31 (fifth) ... won the event at the 35th annual Cal Poly ShareSLO Invitational on March 25, at 5’ 4.25” ... again earned Big West All-Academic honors.

2016 -- Advanced to the NCAA West Regional meet in the high jump as a sophomore ... earned the No. 32 seed to Kansas with her season-best clearance of 5 feet, 9.25 inches from March 12 to win the Big West Double Dual at UC Riverside ... the height of 5’ 9.25” (leading to a conference Athlete of the Week award) tied for No. 9 in school history ... finished seventh at the Big West Championships at Long Beach State on May 14, at 5’ 5.25” ... during the indoor season, won the UW Invitational title in Seattle on Jan. 30 with a height of 5’ 7” on her first attempt ... also posted a win at the CenCal Twilight meet hosted by Fresno State on March 22, at 5’ 6”, as well as a fifth-place 5’ 7.75” at the Bruin Legends Invitational at UCLA on April 2 ... earned a spot on the Big West All-Academic Team.

2015 -- Had a season-best clearance of 5 feet, 5.25 inches at the Cal Poly Invitational hosted on March 28 (good for second place, helping the Mustangs outscore Pepperdine and CSU Bakersfield) ... also posted second-place jumps at the Big West Double Dual in Riverside on March 14 (at 5’ 3.25”) and Fresno State Twilight in Clovis on March 24 (5’ 5”) ... came in third against UCSB at Westmont College on May 2, with another height of 5’ 5” (contributing to a 108.5-89.5 team victory), before closing her freshman year by replicating her PR at the conference championships by clearing a seventh-place 5’ 5.25”.

Prep -- As a senior coached by David Turnbull at Summit High School in Bend, finished ranked No. 6 throughout all of Oregon in the high jump for the season, with a PR of 5 feet, 5 inches; took fourth place at the State Championships ... also played volleyball and basketball for the Storm, earning back-to-back All-Intermountain League First Team honors in the former ... was a scholar-athlete and belonged to the school’s student council.

Personal -- Born on Feb. 19, 1996 in Mountain View ... daughter of Bill and Diane ... majors in Civil Engineering, and previously interned at PV Trackers, a renewable energy tech company.