December 8, 2011

Callan Taylor's 42 Double-Doubles Best Among Active NCAA Division I

Fairfield, Conn.—Callan Taylor will go down as one of the best players to put on the Pioneer uniform upon graduation this May, but she already is at the top of heap when it comes to double-doubles among NCAA active players. Taylor has already picked up four double-doubles this season, bringing her career total 42.

The senior collected her first double-double on November 25, 2008 in the Pioneers' home-opener against Lehigh. She lit up the scoreboard with 21 points and pulled down 10 rebounds in the 77-75 loss. Sacred Heart went on to win the Northeast Conference Championship that year.

Taylor recorded No. 42 on the road against Northeast Conference rival Central Connecticut State University. She put up 15 points in the 55-40 win while grabbing 12 rebounds.

"We have been very lucky to have her around the last four years," said Pioneer Head Coach Ed Swanson. "I think she can continue to improve and she'll work at it. She's a worker."

The Overland Park, Kan. native is also nearing the 1,000 career-rebound mark. Heading into tonight's game against Saint Peter's, Taylor has 887 boards and is averaging 10 per game. She will be only the second player in program history to hit the milestone.

 

Current Active Double-Double (Career)

Rank

Player

Year

School

# of double-doubles

1

Callan Taylor

Sr.

Sacred Heart

42

2

Saadia Doyle

Jr.

Howard

38

3

Courtney Hurt

Sr.

VCU

36

4

Shante Evans

Jr.

Hofstra

34

5

Nnemkadi Ogwumike

Sr.

Stanford

34

6

Avery Warley

Sr.

Liberty

33

7

Tia Lewis

Sr.

ODU

31

8

Brittney Griner

Jr.

Baylor

30

8

Ashar Harris

Jr.

Morehead State

30

8

Jamie Smith

Sr.

UNLV

30