2008-09 McDonald's High School All-America
2008-09 Delaware Gatorade Player of the Year
Sat out the 2011-12 season due to NCAA transfer rules ... Earned the team's Tom Caldwell "Unsung Hero" Award.
2010-11 (at Maryland)
Had two points, two steals and four assists in the NCAA Tournament game against Georgetown (3/22) ... Tallied three points, three steals and two assists in the NCAA Tournament win over St. Francis (Pa.) ... Made both of her shots from the field en route to four points and two steals versus North Carolina State (2/6) ... Registered six points, four steals and four assists in the win over Saint Joseph's (1/2) ... Dished out four assists against La Salle (12/28) ... Notched five dimes against Delaware State (12/19) ... Was 3-for-4 from the field and finished with seven points and three assists in the win over UMBC (12/10) ... Accounted for four assists and four steals at Purdue (12/2) ... Tallied six points, five assists, four rebounds and a steal in the win over East Carolina (11/26) ... Recorded five points and five assists in the victory over Towson (11/18) ... Opened the season with two points, three assists and a steal in the win over Monmouth (11/13).
2009-10 (at Maryland)
Broke Maryland's freshman season assists record with 171 helpers .... Recorded more than six assists in 15 of 27 starts ... Finished third in the ACC in assists and sixth in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.2) ... Grabbed career-high eight rebounds in WNIT Second Round win over East Carolina (3/21) ... Contributed 10 points in ACC Tournament win over North Carolina (3/4) ... Netted a career-high 17 points on 7-of-12 shooting against Clemson (2/14) ... Made 7-of-10 free throws to help clinch the win over Wake Forest (2/11) ... Finished the game with nine points and two steals against the Demon Deacons ... Accounted for nine assists at Virginia Tech (1/28) ... Had six points, eight assists and seven rebounds versus Boston College (1/14) ... Notched first career double-double with 10 points and career-high 11 assists at No. 19/21 Virginia (1/11) ... Also added three steals and four rebounds versus the Cavaliers ... Dished out eight assists versus Saint Joseph's (1/3) ... Notched nine points, eight assists and four rebounds versus UNC-Wilmington (12/29) ... Recorded nine points and three rebounds versus Minnesota (12/3) in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge ... Had six points and six assists in the win over Howard (11/27) ... Accounted for 11 points with seven assists in a win over Samford (11/24) ... Tallied nine points, two steals and an assist in her first career start at Mississippi State (11/22) ... Chipped in six points, nine assists and five rebounds against Old Dominion (11/19) ... Had 10 points with five assists in win against New Hampshire (11/16) ... Posted nine points, five assists and career-high six steals in collegiate debut against North Carolina Central (11/14).
McDonald's High School All-American ... 52nd-ranked player by ESPN/HoopGurlz out of Caravel Academy ... 2009 Delaware Gatorade Player of the Year ... Two-time All-State selection with a first team berth as a senior and a second team nod as a junior ...1,192 career points at Caravel Academy ... Averaged 17.8 points, 5.5 assists, 5.0 rebounds and 5.0 steals per game as a senior ... Led the Buccaneers to the Delaware State Quarterfinals as a senior ... Named to the DelawareGirlsBasketball.com All-Decade (2000-09) visitor's poll first team ... Selected to the Delaware's Finest third team All-Decade (2000-09) team ... Played AAU for the Philly Belles alongside Lady Lion teammate Maggie Lucas ... AAU team won the 2007 USJN in Cincinnati and were the 15u and 16u Mid-Atlantic Champions ... Also participated in track & field at Caravel Academy, finishing fifth in the state in the high jump, long jump and 4x100 relay in 2009.
Full name is Dara Nailah Taylor ... Born January 16, 1991 in Manhattan, New York ... Parents are Jo and Ron Taylor ... Has one brother, Ron Jr. (18) ... Majoring in communication, arts and sciences with a minor in recreation, park and tourism management.