VIDEO: Meet Andrea Taylor
Junior (2008-2009):Assumed the role of the two-guard early on in the season and became a threat on the perimeter, finishing the year 3rd in the SunBelt Conference in three-point shooting at 40.5% (34-84)...got the start against Baylor (11/14) and picked up six points to go along with three steals...went two-of-three from beyond the arc in the first half of a win over South Alabama (1/1)...scored ten points and went two-of-three from three-point range against Middle Tennessee (1/7)...went five-of-five from beyond the arc and scored a career-high18 points in the Owls home win over FIU (1/14)...went six-of-10 from the field and scored14 points, keeping the Owls close against New Orleans (2/4)...scored 12 points and hit two three's in the Owls road finale win over FIU (2/28)...hit four-of-nine from beyond the arc and led FAU with 16 points in the 1st round of the conference tournament against New Orleans(3/4).
Sophomore (2007-2008): Played the final 14 games of the year, starting the last 11 of those contests...her lone double-digit scoring output came in her third game back against Denver (1/24), in which she scored a season-high and career-high tying 11 points on four-of-six shooting against the Pioneers...was a perfect two-for-two from beyond the arc in FAU's win over ULL (2/2)...her biggest strength came on the glass as she averaged six rebounds per contest over the final six games of the year...pulled down six boards in 35 minutes of the team's lone overtime game with Middle Tennessee (2/23)...followed that up with a career-high eight caroms in a career-high 37 minutes of action against Troy (2/27).
Freshman (2006-07): Played in 26 games, starting nine...scored three points and grabbed six rebounds in her FAU debut against New Mexico (11/10)...posted a career-high 11 points against Arizona State (11/13)...contributed eight points, four rebounds and five assists in an all-around effort against Akron (11/17)...compiled five points, seven assists and five rebounds against Alabama State (12/19) in a return to her native Birmingham, in the UAB Tournament...scored nine points and grabbed five rebounds at Arkansas State (1/31)...missed the final five games of the season due to injury...grabbed a season-high six rebounds three times.
High School: Played for Fran Braasch at Vestavia Hills High School where she was a four-year varsity starter (2002-2006)...as a senior: member of the Cap Brown Tournament ...All-Tournament Team River City Classic...All-Tournament Team Metro Independent Tournament...MVP Area 6A All-Tournament Team...Northeast Regional (Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL) MVP State Tournament Final Four...Team MVP...McDonald's All-American Nominee...Birmingham News Scholar-Athlete...Birmingham News All-State Basketball Team...All Over the Mountain Journal Basketball Team...Over the Mountain Journal Co-Player of the Year...Team record 31-4...as a junior: Lady Jag Classic All-tournament Team...Metro Independent Tournament All-Tournament Team...Northeast Regionals: All-Tournament Team...Birmingham News Scholar Athlete State Tournament Final Four...member of the All Over the Mountain Journal Basketball Team...team record: 33-2 (school record wins)...as sophomore: Lady Jag Classic MVP...2nd team All-Metro...Metro Independent Tournament MVP...All-State Honorable Mention...Area 6 MVP...Northeast Regional All-Tournament Team...Team MVP...team record 32-4...as a freshman: Lady Jag Classic All-Tournament Team...Cooper Ray Freshman Athletic Award...All Over-the-Mountain Journal Basketball Team...team record: 25-6...two-sport athlete (basketball and four-year starter in softball).
Personal: Management major...born April 4, 1988, in Birmingham, AL...daugher of Linda and Ken Taylor...niece of Billy Taylor who played for the Golden State Warriors (1975) and in Europe...mother to Jaden Noel Crews, born December 5, 2007, in Boca Raton.