Melissa Sloan Named All-Pac-12; Anna Taylor Top Newcomer
OREGON STATE 2011-12 Rowed in the 4 seat at the University of Victoria, the 6 seat at Gonzaga, and the 8 seat at the San Diego Crew Classic, Michigan Invite, Washington State, and Pac-12 Championship, all for the Varsity 8+ boat. Taylor's boat placed first at Gonzaga and the first day of the San Diego Crew Classic.
2010-11 Anna raced in the Varsity 8 twice in 2011 ... Missed the rest of the season due to illness ... Rowed in the V8 in a win at Gonzaga ... Helped the V8 to a fifth place finish in the Petite Final at the San Diego Crew Classic.
PERSONAL Born in Auckland, New Zealand ... Daughter of Raewyn and Kevin Taylor ... Has four siblings: Erin, David, Peter and Claire ... Biggest athletic thrill to date was coming in second in the u18 4+ North Island Championships ... Chose Oregon State because of "the team, the coaches, the campus. It felt like a right fit to come, a home away from home" ... Personal interests include being outdoors, sports, music, singing and dancing ... Pursuing Exercise and Sport Science degree with hopes of working with Childhood Obesity.