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Taylor Gillespie
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Taylor Gillespie 1373142
Position: Varsity
Height: 5'11"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Buffalo, N.Y.
High School: Park School of Buffalo

2014-15 (JUNIOR)
Academic All-Big 12 First Team … Competed in the second varsity eight that took fifth place at the Big 12 Championship … Rowed in the second varsity eight that finished in second place at the Pac-12 Challenge … Rowed in the first varsity eight that finished sixth at the Clemson Invitational … Rowed in the second varsity eight that tied with Tulsa at the Stone Family Cup … Finished third as a member of the first varsity eight at the Cardinal Invite … Finished third in the second varsity eight race at the Big 12/Big Ten Dual … Took second place in the first varsity eight at the Head of the Oklahoma … Finished fifth in the first varsity four at the Head of the Oklahoma … Rowed in the OU “A” boat that took first in the women’s open eight at the Head of the Hooch.

Spring 2014
Academic All-Big 12 First Team … C-USA Honor Roll … Five seat for the Big 12 champion 3V8, finishing first in 7:40.89 ... Five seat in the C-USA champion open eight that won with a time of 7:03.50 ... Competed in the 1V4 at the Clemson Invitational and the Lake Natoma Invitational.

Spring 2013
Conference USA Newcomer of the Year … Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team … C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll … Three-time C-USA and one-time Big 12 Boat of the Week honoree … Competed in OU’s first-ever NCAA Championships in the second varsity eight, helping OU to a 17th-place finish … Took first place in the second varsity eight final, helping OU win its first C-USA Championship … Won the second varsity eight race on the way to the Sooners’ Big 12 Championship title … Won two races in the second varsity eight at the OU Invitational … Swept all four races in the second varsity eight boat to help OU win the Longhorn Invitational … Defeated multiple ranked teams in the second varsity eight boat at the Clemson Invitational.

Personal
Mother is Vastye Gillespie ... Has one sister, Shahirah ... Full name is Taylor Angel Gillespie ... Majoring in environmental sustainability.

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