AS A SOPHOMORE (2012)
Indoor: Set a personal best in the high jump with a leap of 1.58m (5-02.25) to place sixth at the Ice Breaker Invite. ... jumped 1.57m (5-01.75) in the high jump at the C-USA Championship. Outdoor: Redshirted.
AS A FRESHMAN (2011)
Indoor: Redshirted. Outdoor: Jumped 1.57m to finish fifth in the high jump at the `Southern Invitational ... placed fourth in the high jump (1.60m) at the Twilight Invitational ... high jumped a season-best 1.65m at the Memphis Invitational ... named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
Attended Gordon Central High School in Calhoun, Ga. ... recorded the top high jump mark (5-6) in Georgia's Class 2A to capture the 2010 Region 7-AA title ... went to the state meet three years in a row ... placed third in the high jump at the 2010 state meet ... leaped to a fourth-place finish in the high jump at the 2009 state meet ... member of the National Honor Society ... graduated in the top seven percent of her class.
Full name is Taylor Renee Simpson ... born Aug. 16, 1992 ... daughter of Jimmie Pope and Tammie Simpson ... has a younger sister, Anikia ... majoring in English.