Hometown: Murrieta, CA
Graduation Year: 2015
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Taylor Edwards was a four-year starter at catcher for Nebraska and three-time all-conference performer, Edwards was the first All-America catcher in school history. She earned third-team NFCA All-America accolades as a freshman in 2011, when she was one of 25 finalists for the USA Softball Player of the Year Award. Edwards earned All-America recognition again as a senior in 2014, when she was named a first-team All-American. Edwards was Nebraska's first first-team All-American in 15 years and just the sixth Husker to be named a first-team All-American. Edwards was also chosen as the nation's top catcher as a senior, becoming the first Husker to win the Diamond Sports/NFCA Division I Catcher of the Year award.
Edwards ended her career with 17 school records and a pair of NCAA records. The national records she held included most grand slams in a game (2 in 2013) and most consecutive games with a home run (6 in 2011). Edwards set Nebraska career records with 54 home runs, four grand slams, 150 walks and 39 hit-by-pitches. The All-American ended her career ranked second in school history in RBIs (202), third in runs (177) and total bases (423), fourth in slugging percentage (.629), fifth in doubles (41), sixth in hits (220), eighth in at bats (673) and games played (233) and 14th in batting average (.327). In her career, Edwards hit .327 with 220 hits, 177 runs, 41 doubles, 54 home runs, 202 RBIs and 150 walks.
• First Team NFCA All-American (2014)
• Drafted into the NPF and selected No. 8th (2014)
• Diamond Sports / NFCA Division 1 Catcher of the Year (2014)
• First Team All-Midwest Region (2011, ’14)
• First Team All-BIG 10 Selection (2013, ’14)
• BIG-10 All-Defensive Team (2013, ’14)
• WCWS All-Tournament Team (2013)
• Top 50 USA Softball Player of the Year Watch List (2012)
• Top 25 USA Softball Player of the Year Watch List (2011)
• Third Team NFCA All-American (2011)
• Second Team All-BIG 12 Selection (2011)
• NCAA and Nebraska Record Holder: Consecutive Games with a Home Run (6 in 2011)
• NCAA and Nebraska Record Holder: Grand Slams in a Game (2 in 2013)