Courtesy: UGA Sports Communications Release: 09/06/2006
2010 (Senior Season): Competed in all 13 meets and won seven event titles, all on beam. Second Team All-SEC (SEC Beam Runner-up) Scored a 9.850 on floor at the NCAA Columbia Regional. Finished runner-up on beam at the SEC Championship with a 9.925. Posted scores of 9.900 on floor, a season-high of 9.875 on bars and 9.825 on beam vs. NC State. Won the beam title with a 9.850 at No. 12 Michigan. Scored the 155th perfect 10 in Georgia history and the 10th all-time on beam vs. No. 3 UCLA on March 6; it was the nation's first perfect 10 on beam of the season. She also had a 9.900 on floor. Tied for first on beam with a 9.925 and had a pair of 9.850s on bars and floor vs. No. 10 LSU. Posted a then-season-high 9.850 on bars and scored a 9.875 on beam at No. 4 Florida. Competed on three events for the first time this season, and scored a 9.900 on beam and floor and a 9.800 in her first bars routine against No. 3 Arkansas. Won the beam title with a 9.950 vs. No. 11 Kentucky. Competed on beam and floor at No. 6 Utah and posted the second-highest meet score on beam with a 9.900. Posted a meet-high 9.900 on beam in her only event at No. 4 Alabama. Scored a meet-high 9.900 on beam vs. No. 7 Stanford. Named to SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll.
2009 (Junior Season): Named a recipient of the Ramsey Scholarship for Academic and Athletic Excellence. Earned All-America honors at the NCAA Championship on beam and bars, giving her a total of seven for her career. Named to the All-SEC Second Team. Chosen as the Southeastern Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Year by the league's coaches. Named to the Scholastic All-America Team by the National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches/Women. Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll. Posted a 10.0 on beam in the meet with Michigan. Recorded a season-high 9.925 on floor against Florida and matched that against UCLA and Michigan. Selected to the Fall Semester Athletic Director's Honor Roll.
2008 (Sophomore Season): Claimed the NCAA title on beam, posting a 9.95 in the fifth slot that held up through the remaining competitors. Earned First-Team All-America honors on bars and beam and Second-Team recognition on floor. Finished 14th on bars in the individual event finals. Won the Southeastern Conference titles on bars and beam and was named First-Team All-SEC. Joined 12 others in league history with the top score of 9.95 on bars. Scored a 9.95 on beam at the NCAA Regional to claim a share of the event title and came in second on bars. Won the bars title against Stanford. Won the beam title at Alabama. Scored a 9.925 on beam against Arkansas to earn a share of the event. Posted a career-best and then-nation-best 9.975 on beam vs. UCLA. Earned her first career 10 and the only 10 in the nation on bars in 2008 against Iowa State. Scored 9.825 or better - including a pair of 9.950s, a 9.925 and a trio of 9.90s - in all 12 postseason events. Named First-Team Academic All-American by the National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches/Women. Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll. Named to the CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America Women's At-Large Second Team.
2007 (Freshman Season): Named a First-Team All-American on beam, placing second in the NCAA individual competition. Was a Second-Team All-American on bars. Scored a 9.875 on beam in Georgia's first routine of the SECs. Her first routine as a Gym Dog was a 9.9 on bars in the season opener. Led off the beam lineup much of the year, averaging 9.85 in that position. Ranked in the nation's top 20 on beam and bars. Led league freshmen with an average of 9.866 in six regular-season SEC meets. Named to the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll. Earned a 4.0 GPA in both the fall and spring. Chosen as an NACGC Academic All-American.
Club/International: Trained at Aiken Gymnastics under Draha Krizova and Radek Kriz. Was a former U.S. Elite National Team member, competing in three U.S. Championships (2002-04). Placed first on beam at the Junior Olympic Nationals in 2001 and 2006. Placed first in the all-around in three international competitions, including a win at the 2005 Friendship Classic where she beat 2004 Olympic bronze medalist Zhang Nan. Traveled to Europe on several occasions, winning the all-around at invites in the Czech Republic and France. Won the all-around at the 2005 Charleston Cup. Helped the U.S. win the 2004 U.S. vs. Japan meet.
Community Service: Participates in SHINE, a gymnastics-based children's ministry at Cornerstone Church in Athens. Has volunteered for Special Olympics, the Golden Harvest Food Bank and the "Together We Can" food drive.
Personal: Born March 29, 1988. Daughter of Daniel and Lynn Taylor and has two sisters, Hannah and Phoebe, and a brother Daniel. Major: Health Promotion.