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Bauman named CC Scholar-Athlete of the Year

Taylor Bauman (c) 2018 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Taylor Bauman (c) 2018 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

LANCASTER, Pa. – Taylor Bauman (Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle), a graduating senior on the McDaniel volleyball team, has been named the Centennial Conference (CC) female Scholar-Athlete of the Year, announced on Wednesday.

The Conference recognizes a Scholar-Athlete of the Year in each of its 24 championship sports to a junior or senior member of the All-Conference team with the highest cumulative grade-point average. The overall Scholar-Athletes of the Year are presented to the student with the highest GPA among the 12 men and 12 women's winners.

Bauman is the third Green Terror athlete in the four-year history of the award to earn the honor. She also took home the award in 2018, becoming the first repeat winner.

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 a first-team Google Cloud Academic All-American this fall, earning the national recognition for the second straight year after being tabbed second team in 2017. She was the first two-time Academic All-American in volleyball.

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

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