Women's Basketball


Taylor Tuck
Taylor Tuck
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Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Bolingbrook, Ill.

High School:
Bolingbrook

Position:
Guard/Forward

At Illinois
2013-14 - Junior: Played in 28 games on the season, starting six ... Averaged 4.4 points and 2.1 rebounds in 17.7 minutes per game ... Averaged 14.9 minutes per game off the bench after starting the first six games of the season when Alexis Smith missed time with an injured foot ... Scored 36 points during a three-game span from Feb. 13-22 after not playing in the previous two games ... Had only 20 points in nine previous Big Ten games (2.2 ppg) prior to that stretch ... Had a career game against Michigan (Feb. 16), pouring in 18 points on 7-of-14 shooting ... Tied for the team high with 9 rebounds against Southern Illinois (Nov. 21) ... Had a then-season high 11 points and grabbed six rebounds vs. Alcorn State (Nov. 17) ... Earned her first career collegiate start in season opener, scoring eight points, grabbing seven rebounds and dishing a career-high six assists in a career-high 37 minutes against Bradley (Nov. 8).

2012-13 - Sophomore: Served as Illinois' sixth player for most of the season, averaging 19.9 minutes per game ... Scored 12 points, including 6-of-10 from the free-throw line, against Evansville on Nov. 11 ... Had nine points and six rebounds against Cleveland State on Nov. 18 ... Grabbed a career-high 10 rebounds against Tulsa on Nov. 23 ... Had eight points and six rebounds against Iowa State on Nov. 24 ... Scored 11 points against Colorado on Dec. 1 ... Also chipped in 11, including 3-of-6 three-pointers, against Illinois State on Dec. 21 ... Made a career-high four steals at Nebraska on Jan. 17 ... Had a career game at Minnesota on Jan. 28, scoring 16 points on 5-of-10 shooting, including 3-of-5 three-pointers ... Had nine points in 15 minutes against Indiana on Feb. 23.

2011-12 - Freshman: Played in 17 contests, averaging 5.9 minutes per game ... Scored her first collegiate point against RV/#18 Green Bay on Nov. 24, converting one of two free throws while also grabbing a rebound during six minutes of action ... Netted a pair of field goals at Clemson on Dec. 1, the first of her career, to earn four points in only three minutes on the floor ... Connected on 1-of-2 field goals at Illinois State on Dec. 7, to earn two points while dishing out an assist in five minutes of action on the floor ... Hit her first collegiate three-pointer against #20/21 Purdue on Jan. 2, her only field goal attempt of the contest.

High School
Ranked as the No. 152 senior in the nation by Blue Star ... Three-year starter and 2010-11 team captain for a team ranked in the top-10 in the nation heading into senior season... Has helped lead Bolingbrook to three consecutive IHSA Class 4A state titles from 2009-11 ... Named to All-Tournament team at the 2010 state tournament after scoring 18 points and pulling down 14 rebounds in the team's two state tournament wins ... Averaged 5.3 points and 3.9 rebounds as a junior for a team loaded with elite talent ... Named All-Area by the Daily Herald as a junior ... Played AAU basketball with the Dream Team ... Was the first commitment to the 2011 class choosing the Illini over Clemson and Princeton.

Personal
Born April 19, 1993 ... Daughter of David and Lydia Tuck ... Has one sibling, Morgan ... Father, David, played college basketball at Ferris State, where he lettered from 1986-90 and finished as one of only 27 members of the school's 1,000 points club, scoring 1,377 points during his career while earning GLIAC Player of the Year, First Team All-GLIAC, First Team All-North Central Region and All-GLIAC Defensive Team honors ... Hobbies include playing piano and drawing ... Cites her biggest sports thrilling as winning championships ... Plans to attend medical school following her undergraduate studies.

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