Honors and Awards
Two-time all-BIG EAST honoree will be one of Notre Dame's team leaders in the butterfly events, as well as the 400 individual medley ... ranks as the fourth-fastest Irish swimmer ever in both the 200 fly (career-best 2:01.37) and the 400 IM (4:21.50) ... is 10th all-time in the 100 fly (55.85) and 12th in the 1,000 freestyle (10:23.51) ... finished third in BIG EAST Championships in 200 career-best fly in 2003 and '04 ... provides a spark for the Irish ... comes up with big swims when the pressure is on ... one of team's most reliable performers in big dual meets ... three-time monogram winner.
AS A JUNIOR: Ranked among top five on Irish in three events: second in 200 fly (2:02.52), third in 400 IM (4:23.57), and fifth in 100 fly (57.19) ... posted NCAA "B" cut in the 400 IM, while earning all-BIG EAST honors in the 200 fly ... scored 27 points in the BIG EAST meet ... moved up 17 spots from seeding to finish third in the 200 fly ... after being seeded 27th, ended up eighth in the 400 IM, qualifying fourth ... also was 20th in 100 fly ... also qualified for the conference meet in the 200 IM (season-best 2:09.29) ... finished third in the 200 fly in the Notre Dame Invitational ... anchored 400 butterfly relay that set meet record (3:54.23) in Dennis Stark Relays.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Earned all-BIG EAST honors after finishing third in the 200 butterfly... also was eighth in the 400 individual medley and 10th in the 100 butterfly ... posted the second fastest time on the Irish roster in the 200 fly (2:01.37) and the third-best time in the 100 fly (55.85) ... also had third-best time in the 400 IM for the Irish (4:25.22) ... was fourth in the 100 and 200 fly against Michigan ... was third in the 100 fly against Michigan State ...was second in the 200 fly versus Indiana ... finished third in the 400 IM against Purdue as the Irish were 1-2-3 in the event.
AS A FRESHMAN: Swam the 100 and 200 butterfly and the 200 and 400 individual medley ... qualified for the BIG EAST meet in the 100 and 200 fly and the 400 IM ... placed sixth in the 200 fly at the BIG EAST meet ... posted third-fastest time on Irish roster in the 200 fly, 2:02.35 at the conference meet ... was ninth at the BIG EAST meet in the 400 IM with a time of 4:21.50 ... her 400 IM time in the finals at the BIG EAST meet was a career best by over a second.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Four-time All-American at Lake Highland Preparatory School ... won Florida state championship in the 100 butterfly her junior and senior years ... qualified for senior nationals at age 14 ... competed in the 400 individual medley, 200 butterfly and 100 butterfly at the 2000 Olympic Trials ... still holds 100-meter junior Olympic butterfly record ... was the 2000 Central Florida Swimmer of the Year and Florida Swimmer of the Year ... won a 1999 Junior National Championship as a member of the 800 freestyle relay ... won 2000 state championship in the 400 medley relay, just missing the national record by .8 seconds ... was the fastest high school 400 medley relay in the nation in 2000 ... finished second at the 1997 junior nationals in the 200 butterfly ... team most valuable swimmer all four years ... was team captain her final three seasons ... a member of National Honor Society, Merit Studies Program, and Link Leadership Council ... uncle Tom Gustafson, is a '72 Notre Dame graduate and was captain of the men's swimming team ... oldest of three children for Craig and Kathleen Taylor ... born Jan. 18, 1983, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. ... named a BIG EAST Academic All-Star in 2004 ... enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters as an English major.