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Taylor Schwarz

1B

Height
5' 9"
CLASS
Fr.
Hometown
Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
School
Palm Beach Gardens

Major: Telecommunications – Media & Society

 

Career Honors:

2014 NFCA All-Southeast Region Second Team

2013 SEC All-Tournament Team

 

2014 SEC All-Defensive Team

 

2014 SEC Academic Honor Roll

2013 SEC First-Year Honor Roll

 

Career Highlights: Set a school record with 24 double plays turned during her sophomore season…Tied a UF single-game school record with two homers in a single game against Georgia in the 2013 SEC Tournament in Lexington as the Gators claimed the tourney championship her freshman season…Shattered the UF freshman record for putouts with 399 her first year on campus…Also ranks third in the freshman record book with a .995 fielding percentage and sixth among first-year Gators in the record almanac with her nine homers and 38 RBI her freshman campaign.

 

As a Sophomore (2014): Named to the NFCA All-Southeast Region Second Team and the SEC All-Defensive Team as the Gators captured the first national championship in school history…Appeared in 65 of the team’s 67 games (64 starts), batting .282 with eight home runs, 40 RBI, 43 runs scored, four doubles, one triple and five stolen bases…Matched or improved on her numbers from her freshman campaign in hitting, runs, hits, doubles, RBI, walks (34) and on-base percentage, while reducing strikeouts…Turned a school-record 24 double plays as the team set a new UF standard with 28 twin killings, including a record seven at the Women’s College World Series…Began the season with a career-best eight-game hitting streak, including four extra-base hits (one double, one triple, two home runs) during the opening weekend at the USF Wilson-DeMarini Tournament in Tampa…Had two multi-hit games at the Easton Desert Classic in Las Vegas Feb. 14-16, and drove in three runs in the tournament finale against No. 22 Minnesota…Scored three times against Maryland to set a personal benchmark on March 2 at the Diamond 9 Citrus Classic in Kissimmee…Set a career high with five RBI at LSU on March 16, including a three-run home run to power the Gators to a series-clinching, run-rule victory…Batted .375 during the all-Florida NCAA Regional, and was one of two Florida players to homer during the weekend…Had four RBI in two games against Baylor at the WCWS, including a three-run double in the semifinals that provided the winning runs for the Gators to secure their third championship series appearance in program annals…Made a season-high 12 putouts in Game 1 against SEC rival Alabama…Was 2-for-3 at the plate with a run scored in the title clincher.

 

As a Freshman (2013): Named to the SEC All-Tournament Team as the Gators claimed the SEC regular-season and tournament titles en route to their fifth WCWS appearance in school history her freshman season…Played in 64 of Florida’s 67 games her freshman campaign, including 57 starts…Finished the year with just two errors and a .995 fielding percentage as UF’s first baseman…Had zero errors through the regular season…Batted. 266 her freshman year with 41 hits, including three doubles, two triples and nine homers, ranking fourth for UF in the long ball category on the season…Paced the SEC in double plays (17) and putouts (399)…Led UF in chances and putouts, had 11 multiple-RBI games, eight multiple-hit games and ranked third for the Gators with 38 RBI in 2013…Tied a single-game school record with two HR vs. Georgia in SEC Tourney…Had six game-winning RBI on the season, including a RBI double that was the game winner – and served as the only Gator run – in the Super Regional final against UAB for the Gators…Drove in the game-winning RBI in UF’s NCAA Regionals games versus Hampton and USF and has at least one RBI in each of UF’s three Regionals games…Strung together a season-best five-game hit streak from March 29-April 5…Also connected for six straight hits from April 14-20…Had a stellar performance in UF’s regular-season series against Tennessee, turning in a .375 batting average to lead the Orange and Blue, including a 3-for-8 performance at the plate…Her first career hit was a two-run dinger against No. 3 Cal that took UF ahead, 4-3 at that point in the game, as the Gators went on to win the tilt with Cal 7-4 in the Kajikawa Classic…Turned in the second-highest GPA among all Florida freshman (any sport) student-athletes in 2013.

 

High School / Travel Ball: A 2012 graduate of Palm Beach Gardens High School in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.…Helped lead Palm Beach Gardens to the 2012 FHSAA 8A Regional Semifinals, as the Gators were nationally ranked among the top five teams in the country her senior season…District and Regional Champions in 2009, 2010, 2011 and district runner-up her senior season in 2012…Back-to-back Florida 6A State champions in 2010 and 2011…Hit the go-ahead homer, breaking a 3-3 tie, for Palm Beach Gardens to lead the Gators to the 2011 State Title, earning Player of the Game honors…A 2012 Miracle Sports Class 8A Florida High School All-State First-Team selection in the infield…A 2012 8A All-Conference pick…Played in the 2012 FACA Softball All-Star Classic in Ocala after being named to the FACA all-star roster in the spring…Named First-Team All-State by the Palm Beach Post and Sun Sentinel in 2011 and 2012 and All-Area by the Palm Beach Post and Sun Sentinel in 2010 (8A), 2011 (8A) and 2012 (6A)…Additionally named the 2012 Defensive Player of the Year…Received the Gator Award for her squad in 2011...Athlete of the Week in 2010...Played travel ball with the Gold Coast Hurricanes, coached by Marty Cooper…Also played volleyball in high school…Graduated in top five percent of her class from Palm Beach Gardens.

 

Schwarz’s Career Statistics

YEAR

AVG.

GP-GS

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

BB

SO

SB-ATT

FLD%

2013

2014

.266

.282

64-57

65-64

154

170

29

43

41

48

3

4

2

1

9

8

38

40

24

34

41

31

5-7

5-6

.995

.993

CAREER

.275

129-121

324

72

89

7

3

17

78

58

72

10-13

.994

 

Schwarz’s Career Bests

AB

7 vs. Nebraska (6/1/13)

R

3 vs. Maryland (3/2/14)

H

3, three times, last vs. Longwood (4/21/13)

Streak

Eight games (2/6-14, 2014)

RBI

5 at LSU (3/16/14)

2B

1, seven times, last vs. Baylor (6/1/14)

3B

1, three times, last vs. Wisconsin (2/7/14)

HR

2 vs. Georgia (5/11/13)

BB

2, nine times, last vs. Auburn (4/6/14)

SB

1, 10 times, last vs. Baylor (6/1/14)

PO

13 vs. Nebraska (6/1/13)

A

4 at Florida State (4/9/14)

 

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