UALR W Basketball BIO
2 Taylor Ford
AWARDS AND HONORS
Career Records (through 2013-14)
2013-14: Named to the Sun Belt Conference' Second Team at the end of the season...Closed her career with the third-most assists in school history...Had a career-high 105 made field goals during the season...Recorded a career-high 37 steals...Set a new single-game high in points with 24 vs. South Dakota State (Dec. 29) and equaled that on Senior Night vs. ULM (March 8)...Matched her career high with four steals at ULM (Feb. 15)...Had two blocks in the Sun Belt Tournament against WKU (March 14)...Made a career-best 10 shots against South Dakota State (Dec. 29)...Finished 26th in the Sun Belt with 9.8 points per game, third with 3.8 assists per game and fifth with a 1.2 assist-to-turnover ratio...Also played the fifth-most minutes of any Sun Belt player on the year with 33.2...Scored in double figures in 15 games including the last five of the year...Had at least five assists 11 times...Reached at least five rebounds on 12 occasions...Made 8 of 8 free throws on Senior Night vs. ULM (March 8).2012-13: Played in 33 games with 32 starts… Named to the Second Team All-Conference Team after being named to the Preseason Second Team in 2012-13… Finished second on the team in points per game (9.9) and third in rebounds per game (5.4)… Led the Sun Belt Conference and was 70th in the nation in assists with 4.5 assists per game… Total assists of 149 was the second-most in a single-season in UALR history... Assist average of 4.5 per game was the fifth-most in a single season in school history… Led the team and was second in the conference with a 1.3 assist-to-turnover ratio…Dished out a career-best nine assists against Rice (Nov. 24)… Tallied 17 double-digit scoring efforts on the season, including a stretch of 8-of-9 games from Jan. 23-Feb. 23… Had a career-best nine assists against Rice (Nov. 24)…Scored a then-career-best 16 points in 4 of 5 games in the last game of January and the first four of February… Recorded her only double-double when she exploded for 20 points and 10 rebounds (both career highs) at FIU (Feb. 21)… Scored 15 points and grabbed nine boards at Pacific in the WNIT (March 22).
2011-12: Appeared in all 33 games and made 32 starts for UALR as a sophomore in 2011-12… Led the team in minutes (1,086) and minutes per game (32.9)… Dished out 132 assists on the season (4.0 per game) to lead the team, while her 140 rebounds (4.2 per game) were third-most on the squad… Her 119 defensive rebounds were second-most on the team behind leading rebounder Marian Kursh… Led the Trojans by shooting 82.3 percent from the foul line (51 for 62) on the season - the fourth-best single-season percentage in school history… Scored a then-career-best 14 points on 5-of-7 shooting to go along with seven assists in UALR’s 72-63 win against Seattle (Dec. 21)… Followed that up with a 13-point, seven-assist, six-rebound night at home against South Alabama (Jan. 25)… Pulled down a career-high nine rebounds to go along with eight points at Louisiana-Lafayette on Feb. 8… Scored 13 points — including the game-winning bucket with nine seconds remaining — and dished out seven assists in UALR’s 71-70 overtime win against Middle Tennessee in the finals of the SBC Tournament.
2010-11: Played in all 30 games while making six starts and averaging 2.2 points and 1.6 rebounds per game… Shot 37.5 percent from three-point range (9-24) on the year… Scored five points, pulled down four rebounds and knocked down one three-pointer in UALR’s season opener against Davidson (Nov. 12)… Made her first career start at No. 8 Texas A&M, playing 31 minutes, scoring five points and pulling down four rebounds… Grabbed a season-best six rebounds vs. Bowling Green (Nov. 26)… Came up with a season-high two steals against Rice (Nov. 18)… Scored a career-high 10 points in 33 minutes against North Texas (March 1)… Helped lead the Trojans to the team’s first-ever SBC Tournament title, fourth straight Sun Belt West Division title, fifth straight 20-win season, and second straight NCAA appearance.
Warren Central High School: Played senior season at Warren Central High School and was chosen as a Class 4-A Pre-Season Diamond selection by Indiana Rim and Hoop and led the Warriors to the 2010 sectional championship… Named a Preseason Top 15 Seniors to Watch by the Indianapolis Star and an up and coming player in Slam Magazine… Selected to the Indiana Class 4 Basketball All-Star Classic Game and the Indiana East/West All-Star Game her senior season… As a junior at Tindley High School in Indianapolis, earned all-state honorable mention and was the fourth-leading scorer in the state averaging 25.2 points per game
Personal: Parents are Dawn and Cornell Ford… Father is assistant football coach in charge of cornerbacks at the University of Missouri… Has one brother, Devin… Born July 26, 1992 in Toledo, Ohio… Majoring in Studio Art.