3 Taylor Nelson
3 - Taylor Nelson
Height: 6-0
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Granite Bay, CA
High School: Granite Bay HS
Position: S
Experience: 2Y

2017 (Junior)
Compiled the best overall record on the team, going 24-10 from the No. 2 position with partner Adlee Van Winden ... went 13-2 in conference play ... beat pairs from several ranked teams including, No. 7 Georgia State, No. 12 Florida International, No. 3 UCLA, No. 5 Long Beach State and No. 6 Hawai'i ... went 5-0 at the Big West Conference Beach Volleyball Tournament ... named the 2017 Big West Women’s Beach Volleyball All-Conference First Team. 

2016 (Sophomore)

Finished in a three-way tie for fourth on the team with eight pairs victories, competing primarily from the first and second positions ... produced six wins when paired with Adlee Van Winden, which included a 3-1 mark from the second spot ... also won twice with Raeann Greisen from the second position ... combined on a 2-0 mark from the second spot with Savannah Niemen ... alongside Van Winden, earned fifth-seeded Cal Poly's lone victory during the semifinal round of the Big West Beach Volleyball Tournament after a 21-19, 22-20 win over Jenelle Hudson and Zoe Konstantopoulou ... helped Cal Poly to a 4-1 victory over sixth-seeded Sacramento State, pairing with Van Winden on a straight set, 21-14, 21-18 decision over Lauren Aikels and Morgan Stanley ... delivered a two-set win (21-15, 21-12) with Van Winden over CSUN's Julie Haake and Maddie Leiphardt to eliminate the third-seeded Matadors from the tournament ... helped Cal Poly to its most successful season in program history with 11 victories, which included five winning streaks of at least two matches.  

2015 (Freshman)
Combined with Raeann Greisen on three pairs victories from the No. 1 position during the season.

Granite Bay HS (Granite Bay, Calif.)
As a senior in 2013, named PrepVolleyball.com’s National Player of the Year, a USA Today All-America selection, the Gatorade California Player of the Year, MaxPreps.com’s California Player of the Year and Sierra Foothill League Most Valuable Player after totaling 996 assists, 135 digs, 90 aces and 61 blocks for a Grizzlies program that finished 45-0 and defeated Los Alamitos HS for the California Interscholastic Federation Division I state championship … totaled 46 assists in 3-1 state title victory … member of PrepVolleyball.com’s 23rd-ranked Recruiting Class for 2014 … while competing for Northern California Volleyball Club, helped program to a fifth-place finish in the 18s Open Division at the 2013 Junior Olympics and a second-place finish in 2012 in the 16s National Division.

Daughter of Rich and Vera Nelson, both Cal Poly graduates … has one sister, Lindsay (21), and one brother, Darren (16) … majoring in kinesiology with career ambitions of becoming a physical therapist … Taylor K. Nelson was born on March 3, 1996 in Granite Bay, Calif.