Women's Basketball


Taylor Gleason
Taylor Gleason
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Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Grand Blanc, Mich.

High School:
Goodrich

Height:
5-8

Position:
Guard

At Illinois
2013-14 - Freshman:
Played in 28 games on the season, starting eight ... Averaged 4.0 points, 1.8 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game on the season ... Started the last eight games of the season, averaging 5.6 points in that span ... Had four double-digit scoring games on the season, including a career-high 13 at Nebraska on Feb. 27 ... Averaged 11.7 minutes per game coming off the bench in Illinois' first 22 games. As a starter in the last eight games, averaged 26.5 minutes per game ... Had a career-high six rebounds against Iowa (March 6) ... Had a career-high eight assists against Iowa (March 2) ... Broke out at Nebraska (Feb. 27) with career highs in points (13), assists (six), three-point field goals made (three) and minutes (33) ... Made her first career start against Michigan State (Feb. 5), recording eight points, three rebounds, one steal and one block ... Posted nine points in 13 minutes against Indiana (Feb. 2) ... In the final three minutes vs. No. 14 Penn State, scored five points on consecutive baskets, collected one rebound and one steal ... Produced a season-high six steals vs. Alcorn State on Nov. 17

High School
Ranked the No. 2 player in the state of Michigan in the class of 2013 by the Detroit Free Press ... Ranked the No. 52 point guard nationally ... Runner-up for the 2013 Miss Basketball award in the state of Michigan ... Earned "Best of the Best" designation by the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan in 2013 ... Three-time first-team All-State selection ... Guided the Goodrich Martians to back-to-back state championships in 2012 and 2013 ... Averaged 21.6 points, 7.1 rebounds, 5.1 steals and 4.3 assists per game in 2012-13 ... Had 14 points, 11 rebounds, six steals and five assists in the 2013 state championship game ... Three-time All-GAC Conference selection ... Won five state AAU championships ... Also played soccer and volleyball in high school. Was an honorable mention All-State performer in soccer in 2010 and an all-conference selection in 2010 and 2011 ... Helped Goodrich to conference championships in soccer in 2010 and 2011, and in volleyball in 2011 ... High school basketball coach was Jason Gray.

Personal
Born Feb. 7, 1995 ... Parents are Shawn and Pete Gleason ... Majoring in business ... Has a younger brother, Jake, and a younger sister, Libbie ... Graduated from Goodrich with a perfect 4.0 grade-point average and was ranked No. 1 in her graduating class ... Earned the women in engineering award for the top female student in math and science ... Plans to work for Nike or coach after graduation.

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