#5 Taylor Callahan
|HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL)||Greater Atlanta Christian|
2006: Started all 52 games, 49 at third base and three at shortstop ... named to All Mid-Continent Conference Second Team ... led Crusaders with 25 runs scored and four triples ... 64 career runs scored tied for fifth in Valpo history ... has six career longballs, tied for fourth-most all-time at Valpo ... 340 career assists ranks second all-time... had nine multi-hit games on the season ... went 3-for-4 with three runs scored March 5 vs. Saint Peter's ... tallied three hits, including a homer, and three RBIs April 9 at IUPUI ... also drove in three runs April 21 at Centenary ... named to Mid-Con All-Academic team.
2005: Made 49 starts, 44 at third base ... earned First Team All-Conference honors as a third baseman ... also named to Mid-Con All-Academic team ... second on Crusaders with .254 batting average ... batted .323 in 21 Mid-Con games ... led squad with 16 RBI ... committed only four errors (.975 fielding pct.) ... had eight multi-hit games, second on the team ... smacked a three-run home run March 6 against Kansas ... hit a grand slam April 5 at Northern Illinois ... over a ten-game stretch April 8-19, went 14-for-31 (.452) with four doubles, a triple, and three RBI.
2004: Started all 55 games, 50 at shortstop ... named to Mid-Con All-Tournament Team ... finished third on the team with a .265 batting average and tied for team lead with eight doubles .. batted .333 in Mid-Con action ... tied for team lead with 10 multi-hit games ... went 2-for-4 with three runs scored and first career home run April 2 at IUPUI ... second career homer came during 2-for-3, three run, two RBI day April 16 at SUU.
Prep: Led Spartan softball team to a pair of state runner-up finishes ... First Team All-State selection and three-time All-Conference choice ... member of back-to-back state champion basketball teams ... also played golf.
Personal: Taylor is the daughter of Larry and Laura Callahan ... majors are sports management and business administration with a minor in public relations ... born November 7, 1984.