Nittany Lions take first game, 8-4, Purdue wins, 12-3, in second
2013 (FRESHMAN YEAR)
Made 14 starts in 36 appearances at first base, outfield and as a pinch runner ... Posted a batting average of .229 and an on-base percentage of .289 ... Scored five runs and seven RBIs on eight hits ... Scored her first collegiate run vs. UMKC (2/17) on a walk ... Notched her only home run of the season and sent three runners home vs. Longwood (3/3) ... Singled and scored vs. South Carolina (3/10) ... Put together a 2-for-3 effort vs. DePaul (3/16), registering a single and a double for one run and three RBIs ... Scored two runs as a pinch runner vs. Purdue (4/17) and Northwestern (4/20).
Named to the Union-Tribune All Academic Team junior year ... Earned CIF's Victory with Honor Award ... Member of 2009 and 2010 CIF District II Champions, which also won league championships ... Member of Top 25 ranked club team in the country, SoCal Breakers 18U coached by Brant Beddow ... Lettered four years in softball at Mt. Carmel.
Taylor Marie Abeyta was born June 17, 1994, in San Diego, Calif., to Thomas and Regina Abeyta ... Has one sister, Linnea ... Undecided on major, but wants to join the Peace Corps then start a career in either medicine or business.