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Taylor Powell
Taylor Powell

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Henrietta, Texas

High School:
Henrietta

Height:
5-8

Position:
INF

Experience:
4L

B/T:
R/R


06/03/2014

Haagsma, Powell Earn Gautt Postgraduate Scholarships

Big 12 Conference honors Hayley Haagsma and Taylor Powell with postgraduate scholarships

05/08/2014

Texas Tech Boasts Seven on Academic All-Big 12 Teams

Samantha Camello and Taylor Powell among five Big 12 athletes nominated with 4.0 GPAs

04/26/2014

Iowa State Spoils Senior Day With 13-9 Victory to Even Series

Texas Tech will look to win the series in Sunday's 12 p.m. rubber match

04/25/2014

Postgame Notes

Texas Tech vs. Iowa State

04/25/2014

Red Raiders Cruise to 15-0 Run-Rule in Series Opener

Texas Tech records largest margin of victory over a Big 12 opponent in school history Friday evening

04/23/2014

Texas Tech Softball Senior Day Set For Saturday

04/05/2014

SB: Tech Wins 6-5 at Texas

SB: Tech Wins 6-5 at Texas

04/17/2013

Tech Looks to Rebound on the Road at Iowa State

02/28/2013

Texas Tech TV All-Access: Shanon Hays

Take a behind-the-scenes look at Texas Tech Softball with Shanon Hays

02/27/2013

Softball to host Texas Tech Invitational

Texas Tech opens home season with five games in three days

03/24/2014

Texas Tech vs. Texas State

Texas Tech vs. Texas State

03/03/2014

Texas Tech vs. Rhode Island

Texas Tech vs. Rhode Island

01/27/2014

2014 Texas Tech Softball Headshots

2014 Texas Tech Softball Headshots

01/27/2014

Texas Tech vs. West Texas A&M

Texas Tech vs. West Texas A&M

05/14/2013

Texas Tech vs. Texas - Saturday

Texas Tech vs. Texas - Saturday

Taylor Powell Photo Gallery

SENIOR SEASON (2014)
Appeared in 26 games as a senior while making three starts, all in the outfield ... joined fellow senior Brittany Talley as two captains on the team ... hit .182 at the plate (2-for-11) ... used primarily as a defensive replacement or in some pinch hitting situations ... missed most of the conference play after being struck in the face by a pitch in the series finale against Texas ... injury limited her availability for the rest of league action ... two hits on the season came in non-conference play against Northern Colorado (Feb. 14) and Canisius (March 14) ... both hits scored at least one run ... recorded a RBI double in a rout over Northern Colorado ... connected on her only home run of the season and the seventh of her career against Canisius ... solo shot led off the sixth inning ... also scored two runs in the 10-5 victory after coming off the bench ... inserted as a pinch hitter five times on the year ... reached base twice in those opportunities off walks ... ended the season with a .438 on-base percentage after drawing three walks while being plunked twice ... IN BIG 12 PLAY ... appeared in six games while making two starts, all in the outfield ... came to the plate three times in league action, reaching base only via a hit by pitch against Texas ... made her return to the diamond as a pinch hitter several weeks later in the series opener against Iowa State ... scored one of her four runs on the year in the rout ... named to the Academic All-Big 12 first team for the third-straight season ... one of only two Red Raiders in school history to be nominated for the award with a perfect 4.0 GPA in three-straight seasons (Holley Gentsch).

JUNIOR SEASON (2013)
Became a regular in the starting lineup as a junior after appearing in 54 games while making 40 starts ... marked the most games played and starts so far in her career ... made 26 starts at shortstop, the most for any Red Raider ... also started 12 times at third base, once in left field and once as the designated player ... hit .265 for the season after taking 117 at-bats, sixth most on the team ... totaled 31 hits, six of which that went for extra bases ... connected on four doubles, her first career triple and a home run while driving in 15 runs ... her 15 RBI marked a career high ... drew 14 walks and was plunked eight times for a .379 on-base percentage ... her 11 hit-by-pitches finished tied for 11th all-time in Tech single-season history ... solid bunter who finished with four sacrifice hits ... also added her first career sacrifice fly as well ... recorded seven multiple-hit games, beginning with the Feb. 9 game against Minnesota ... went 2-for-2 against the Golden Gophers while also matching her career high with two runs scored ... posted three multiple-hit performances during the Troy Cox Classic ... had two hits against Colorado State (2-for-4), UMKC (2-for-2) and New Mexico State (2-for-4) ... snapped her career high with four RBI against UMKC ... did so despite just playing just two innings in the 14-2 rout of the `Roos ... connected on a three-run homer in the first and then added a RBI an inning later ... was her only multiple-RBI game of the year ... hit .407 over the first two weeks of the season ... went on a four-game hitting streak, the longest of her career, from Feb. 23-March 1 ... connected on her first career triple during stretch ... triple came Feb. 24 against Sam Houston State ... closed non-conference with a 2-for-3 against Tulsa ... swiped her third of four stolen bases on the year against the Golden Hurricane ... IN BIG 12 PLAY ... appeared in 16 games while making four starts ... normally one of Tech's top options off the bench to either pinch hit or play in the field ... hit .120 at the plate after going 3-for-25 ... all three hits were singles ... scored a pair of runs while drawing two walks as well ... finished with a .185 on-base percentage ... closed the season with hits in each of the first two games of the Baylor series ... AWARDS AND HONORS ... Academic All-Big 12 first team selection ... one of four conference players nominated with a perfect 4.0 grade-point average ... previously honored on the Capital One Academic All-District Team ... marked fourth-straight year a Red Raider had been honored on the District 6 team.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2012)
Saw more playing time as a sophomore, appearing in 35 games while making seven starts ... made the move to the outfield early in the year as she started all seven games in left field ... came in to play her natural position of shortstop at various points as well ... was one of Tech's primary options to pinch hit or pinch run late in the year ... hit .286 overall after going 8-for-28 at the plate ... drove in 10 runs thanks to a pair of doubles and three home runs ... also drew four walks for a .444 on-base percentage ... scored 14 runs, second-most among Tech reserves ... had home runs against North Texas (Feb. 24), Manhattan (March 17), and Midwestern State (March 27) ... connected on an eighth-inning, three-run shot against North Texas that matched her career high for RBI ... other multiple-RBI game of the year came with the two-run homer against Manhattan ... went 2-for-3 on Feb. 18 against Portland State for the first of two multiple-hit games ... IN BIG 12 PLAY ... appeared in 12 contests, all as either a pinch hitter or pinch runner ... went 2-for-8 at the plate for a .250 average ... had one RBI which came at Kansas on April 27 when she was plunked by a pitch with the bases loaded ... RBI came in the first at-bat after the game was resumed after inclement weather postponed the game a night earlier ... went 2-for-2 a week earlier against Texas A&M on April 18 after coming off the bench ... AT NCAA WASHINGTON REGIONAL ... made her lone appearance against Washington when she pinch ran for Adriana Perez in the sixth inning ... Academic All-Big 12 first team selection ... one of three Tech players and six from the conference to be nominated with a perfect 4.0 grade-point average.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2011)
Been a contributing member of Tech's bench ... played in 32 games while making only three starts ... hitting .391 on the year ... has also totaled two home runs and 12 RBI ... 3-for-5 on the year as a pinch hitter ... recorded two multiple-hit and four multiple-RBI games ... connected on first career home run against St. John's on Feb. 26 ... followed a little less than a month later with a three-run homer against Colorado State ... the three RBI against the Rams remains her season high ... homer came in a pinch hit situation ... went 2-for-2 with two RBI against Alcorn State on March 13 ... finished off the regular season by earning the start at DP against Texas A&M on May 14 ... had pinch hit opportunities in both elimination games against Harvard and New Mexico State ... had a RBI single against the Crimson.

CAREER HIGHS
At-bats: 4, four times, last vs. Fairfield, March 13, 2013
Runs: 2, twice, last vs. Minnesota, Feb. 9, 2013
Hits: 2, 11 times, last vs. Tulsa, March 22, 2013
RBI: 4, vs. UMKC, Feb. 15, 2013
Doubles: 1, nine times, last vs. Northern Colorado, Feb. 14, 2014
Triples: 1, vs. Sam Houston State, Feb. 24, 2013
Home Runs 1, seven times, last vs. Canisius, March 14, 2014
Walks: 3, vs. UNLV, Feb. 9, 2013
Strikeouts: 3, vs. Fairfield, March 13, 2013
Stolen Bases: 1, five times, last at UNLV, March 22, 2013
Hitting Streak: 4 Games, Feb. 23-March 1, 2013

HIGH SCHOOL
Four-year starter at Henrietta High School ... named the district's Newcomer of the Year as a freshman ... was a first team all-district selection the following year ... earned the district's MVP as a junior and senior ... was also an TGCA All-State selection as a senior ... led the area in home runs as a sophomore and junior ... was named the team's MVP as a freshman, junior and senior ... team advanced to the playoffs her sophomore and junior year and made it to the area round as a senior ... named to the Red River Diamond Dozen by the Wichita Falls Tribune in 2009 and 2010 ... played in the TGCA All-Star game following her senior year ... was also a member of the school's volleyball, basketball, and track and field teams ... involved with FFA, Peer Assistant Leadership (PAL), and National Honor Society ... played with Texas Fusion Gold club team that qualified for the national tournament.

PERSONAL
Born Oct. 26, 1992, to parents Steve and Robbin Powell ... has an older brother, Jared ... father is an oil field operator while her mother is a domestic engineer ... an outdoors enthusiast with hobbies such as fishing, hunting, and horseback riding ... an animal sciences major ... plans to attend veterinarian school following graduation.


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