Pronounced: Ann NAY-lor
2006 (Junior): Academic All-Big Ten ... played in 23 matches and 28 games as a serving and defensive specialist ... recorded 20 digs for an average of 0.71 digs per game ... saw action as a 6-2 setter against both Nicholls State (8/25) and Rice (8/26), dishing out nine assists ... posted a career-high two service aces against Nicholls State ... tallied first career kill and recorded personal-best seven digs versus Lehigh (9/16).
2005 (Sophomore): Academic All-Big Ten ... saw action in 19 matches and 22 games as a serving and defensive specialist ... recorded career-high four digs against Western Michigan (9/1) at the Hawaiian Airlines Classic and tied that mark against Pennsylvania (9/17) ... picked up one dig at Illinois (11/12) ... tallied first career service ace against Pacific (9/9) at the Nebraska Players Challenge and recorded another one at Purdue (11/11).
2004 (Freshman): Played in six matches and seven games ... had five digs for the season, including a career-high three versus Maryland-Baltimore County (9/17) ... posted one dig against Yale (9/18) ... also recorded a dig versus Northwestern (11/13).
Two-time letterwinner at Harvard-Westlake High School in North Hollywood, Calif. ... was team captain for the Wolverines during her senior season, compiling a 17-9 record ... during junior season, squad was Mission League Champions and CIF runners-up, reaching the state quarterfinals ... also lettered in basketball at Harvard-Westlake.
Born Ann Nicole Naylor on Jan. 17, 1986, in Santa Monica, Calif. ... parents are Biff and Susan Naylor ... has two brothers, Anthony (25) and Bruno (19), and one sister, Mary (23) ... father Biff played basketball for the Nittany Lions from 1957-1961 ... brother Anthony played basketball for the University of San Francisco ... majoring in hotel and restaurant management ... names Kanye West as favorite entertainer, the L.A. Lakers as favorite pro sports team, Rich Ohrnberger as favorite athlete, "My Sister's Keeper" as favorite book, "Grey's Anatomy" as favorite television show, "Pretty Woman" as favorite movie, Robin Williams as favorite actor and Angelina Jolie as favorite actress ... nickname is Annie.
Quoting Russ Rose
"Ann has a great nose for the ball. She plays hard and always has a smile on her face. She is here because she wants to be here and hopefully the cards will fall correctly that she'll have the opportunity to compete and do the things she does well. Her serve and defense give us opportunities to compete at a high level and she plays to win."
"My expectations this year are to make positive contributions whenever possible and for our team to compete at a high level at all times."