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Bauman earns top academic honor

Taylor Bauman, a senior libero, has been named a Google Cloud Academic All-American
Taylor Bauman (c) 2018 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

WESTMINSTER, Md. – Taylor Bauman (Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle), a senior on the McDaniel volleyball team, was named to the Google Cloud Academic All-America Division III volleyball first team presented by CoSIDA on Wednesday.

Bauman earned her second nod to the team with a 4.0 GPA as of the end of the spring semester. Bauman was one of seven players selected to the first team. The biology major advanced to the national ballot after being named to the all-district team on Nov. 15.

A second-team Academic All-American in 2017, Bauman is the first two-time Academic All-American in volleyball.

A libero, Bauman finished the season with 532 digs for her second straight season of 500-plus digs. She set the program record for career digs with 1,975.  She also added 36 aces this season.

A four-time all-conference selection that includes an honorable mention nod this season, she led the Green Terror (23-9, 7-3 CC) into the conference championship match and to the finals of the ECAC Division III tournament.

She was named to the CC Academic Honor Roll each of the last three seasons and was the CC Scholar Athlete of the Year both as a junior and senior. The captain has been named to the Dean's List in each of the previous six semesters and was tabbed to the McDaniel Green and Gold Honor Roll the last two years. In the College's Honors program, she is a member of Alpha Lamba Delta, Tri-Beta and Phi Beta Kappa.

The members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) select the All-District and All-America team.

To be nominated for the Academic All-America program, a student-athlete must be at least a sophomore with a 3.3 or higher cumulative grade-point average and be a starter or significant reserve.

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