4 Taylor Gruenewald
4 - Taylor Gruenewald
Height: 6-1
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Southlake, TX
High School: Carroll HS
Position: MB
Experience: 3V
m 27
k/s 2.60
h % .367
a/s 0.07
b/s 0.73
sa/s 0.06
d/s 0.39

2015 (Junior)
One of three players to participate in all 100 sets during the season, while earning All-Big West Conference First Team praise following a 195-kill, 74-block campaign ... her .280 hitting percentage was second overall among Cal Poly players with at least 200 attacks ... 119 of her kills came during conference action, including a season-high tying 14 against UC Davis on Nov. 7 ... also delivered 14 kills during four-set defeat of Long Beach State on Oct. 2 and in four-set victory over Sacramento State on Aug. 29 ... her 74 blocks were a team-high, including nine matches with at least four ... recorded a season and career-high eight blocks during a five-set triumph at Fresno State on Sept. 1 ... had six blocks in three-set win over UC Riverside on Nov. 13 ... produced a trio of matches with five blocks, including Idaho (Sept. 11), CSUN (Oct. 3) and UC Irvine (Nov. 6) ... assisted Cal Poly to its best single-season turnaround since 2009-10 ... also helped lead the Mustangs to their first 19-win season and third-place conference finish since 2010.

2014 (Sophomore)

Second on team with 234 kills and averaged 2.41 kills per set … her 32 block assists were good for fourth-best on team … recorded 12 service aces … compiled 148 kills during Big West Conference matches … recorded a season-high 21 kills against Washington State on Aug. 31 in an eventual 3-2 defeat … totaled three or more digs 12 times in a match … tallied 10 kills with only one attack error against UC Riverside on Oct. 30 during a come-from-behind 3-2 victory … compiled 19 kills at UC Santa Barbara on Sept. 27 … finished with 16 kills, 3 blocks and 3 digs during 3-1 loss to Hawai’i on Nov. 22 ... played in 97 of a possible 101 sets.

2013 (Freshman)
Named an All-Big West Conference honorable mention selection and to the Big West All-Freshman Team after finishing sixth among conference players with a .302 hitting percentage … recorded career-high 18 kills in 3-2 win at UC Irvine (Nov. 29) and hit career-best .583 in Sept. 27 home sweep of UC Irvine … totaled 12 matches with double-digit kills and hit better than .350 on 11 occasions … produced career-high five blocks three times, most recently versus UC Davis (Oct. 18) … totaled career-high two aces and collected 17 kills in 3-1 win versus Alabama State (Sept. 21) … one of two Mustangs to start all 29 matches and one of five to play a team-leading 107 sets.

Carroll HS (Southlake, Texas)
Four-year letterwinner helped program to District 7 titles in 2011 and 2012, a combined 90-6 record during her last two seasons and to a No. 6 national ranking in 2012 … three-time All-District 7 selection and 2012 Carroll HS Athlete of the Year honoree … also a four-time All-Texas academic selection.

Personal
Daughter of Trevor and Rhonda Gruenewald … father, Trevor was an Academic All-American baseball player at Purdue University ... has one brother, Mitchell (16) and two sisters, Payton (20) who plays soccer at Mississippi State University and Brayden (18) who plays on Cal Poly's beach volleyball team. 

Recent Games
Nov 3 at UC Irvine W, 3-1
Nov 5 at UC Davis W, 3-2
Nov 11 UC Riverside W, 3-0
Nov 12 Cal State Fullerton W, 3-0
Nov 17 at (14) Hawai'i L, 3-0
Nov 22 UC Davis W, 3-0
Statistics category Overall Conf
Matches 27 16
Sets 99 56
Kills 257 156
Kills per set 2.60 2.79
Errors 66 43
Total Attacks 521 322
Hitting Percentage .367 .351
Assists 7 2
Assists per set 0.07 0.04
Service Aces 6 3
Service Errors 7 4
Service Aces per set 0.06 0.05
Reception Errors 1 0
Digs 39 22
Digs per set 0.39 0.39
Block Solo 5 4
Block Assist 67 40
Block Total 72 44
Blocks per set 0.73 0.79
Block Errors 6 3
Ball Handling Errors 1 1
Points 301.5 183.0
Points per set 3.0 3.3
Matches started 27 16
Date Opponent Score ms s k e ta pct a sa se re digs bs ba be tot bhe pts
Aug 26 vs. Rice W, 3-1 1 4 15 6 26 .346 1 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 2 0 16.0
Aug 27 vs. Utah Valley W, 3-0 1 3 2 4 12 -.167 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 2 0 3.0
Aug 27 at (13) BYU L, 3-0 1 3 6 0 10 .600 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 6.5
Sep 2 vs. (19) Western Kentucky W, 3-1 1 4 8 1 18 .389 0 0 0 0 3 0 5 0 5 0 10.5
Sep 3 vs. Arkansas St. L, 3-2 1 5 9 2 19 .368 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 4 0 11.0
Sep 3 at Saint Louis W, 3-1 1 4 9 4 16 .313 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 2 0 10.5
Sep 10 vs. (20) Purdue L, 3-1 1 4 9 1 21 .381 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 10.0
Sep 11 at (9) Stanford L, 3-2 1 5 8 2 18 .333 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 8.5
Sep 16 vs. Grand Canyon W, 3-1 1 4 14 0 23 .609 0 1 0 0 3 0 1 0 1 0 15.5
Sep 17 vs. Nevada W, 3-1 1 4 13 2 21 .524 0 0 0 0 2 0 5 0 5 0 15.5
Sep 17 at Sacramento State W, 3-0 1 3 8 1 15 .467 2 2 0 0 6 0 3 1 3 0 11.5
Sep 24 (14) Hawai'i L, 3-1 1 4 8 2 18 .333 0 1 1 0 0 0 5 0 5 0 11.5
Sep 30 at Long Beach State L, 3-0 1 3 11 2 21 .429 0 1 0 0 1 0 3 0 3 1 13.5
Oct 1 at CSUN W, 3-2 1 5 11 4 23 .304 1 1 1 0 3 0 4 0 4 0 14.0
Oct 6 UC Irvine W, 3-0 1 3 5 1 8 .500 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 3 0 6.5
Oct 8 at UC Santa Barbara W, 3-0 1 3 7 0 18 .389 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 7.5
Oct 14 at Cal State Fullerton W, 3-0 1 3 6 2 14 .286 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.0
Oct 15 at UC Riverside W, 3-0 1 3 6 1 10 .500 0 0 1 0 1 1 4 0 5 0 9.0
Oct 21 CSUN W, 3-1 1 4 14 5 30 .300 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 3 0 15.5
Oct 22 Long Beach State L, 3-1 1 4 7 4 16 .188 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 7.5
Oct 28 UC Santa Barbara L, 3-0 1 3 2 4 7 -.286 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.0
Nov 3 at UC Irvine W, 3-1 1 4 15 7 37 .216 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 2 0 16.5
Nov 5 at UC Davis W, 3-2 1 5 17 5 31 .387 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 2 0 18.0
Nov 11 UC Riverside W, 3-0 1 3 8 0 16 .500 1 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 4 0 10.5
Nov 12 Cal State Fullerton W, 3-0 1 3 20 2 31 .581 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 1 3 0 21.5
Nov 17 at (14) Hawai'i L, 3-0 1 3 7 3 21 .190 0 0 0 0 2 1 4 0 5 0 10.0
Nov 22 UC Davis W, 3-0 1 3 12 1 21 .524 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 3 0 13.5
  m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
2013-14 29 107 266 2.49 82 609 .302 4 0.04 6 0.06 31 0.29 8 66 74 0.69 313.0 2.9
2014-15 26 97 234 2.41 107 688 .185 6 0.06 1 0.01 59 0.61 5 32 37 0.38 256.0 2.6
2015-16 24 89 195 2.19 62 475 .280 9 0.10 1 0.01 43 0.48 3 71 74 0.83 234.5 2.6
2016-17 27 99 257 2.60 66 521 .367 7 0.07 6 0.06 39 0.39 5 67 72 0.73 301.5 3.0
Total 106 392 952 2.43 317 2293 .277 26 0.07 14 0.04 172 0.44 21 236 257 0.66 1105.0 2.8
  m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
Total 27 99 257 2.60 66 521 .367 7 0.07 6 0.06 39 0.39 5 67 72 0.73 301.5 3.0
Conference 16 56 156 2.79 43 322 .351 2 0.04 3 0.05 22 0.39 4 40 44 0.79 183.0 3.3
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Home 8 27 76 2.81 19 147 .388 1 0.04 1 0.04 9 0.33 1 21 22 0.81 88.5 3.3
Away 12 44 111 2.52 31 234 .342 5 0.11 4 0.09 20 0.45 4 25 29 0.66 131.5 3.0
Neutral 7 28 70 2.50 16 140 .386 1 0.04 1 0.04 10 0.36 0 21 21 0.75 81.5 2.9
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Wins 18 65 190 2.92 46 370 .389 6 0.09 4 0.06 34 0.52 4 46 50 0.77 221.0 3.4
Losses 9 34 67 1.97 20 151 .311 1 0.03 2 0.06 5 0.15 1 21 22 0.65 80.5 2.4
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August 3 10 23 2.30 10 48 .271 2 0.20 0 0.00 2 0.20 0 5 5 0.50 25.5 2.5
September 10 40 97 2.42 17 190 .421 3 0.07 5 0.13 16 0.40 1 30 31 0.78 118.0 3.0
October 8 28 58 2.07 21 126 .294 1 0.04 1 0.04 10 0.36 1 16 17 0.61 68.0 2.4
November 6 21 79 3.76 18 157 .389 1 0.05 0 0.00 11 0.52 3 16 19 0.90 90.0 4.3