CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – MIT freshman Ada Taylor (Durham, N.C.) collected another award on Tuesday when she received All-America third team honors as announced by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA). She is the fourth player and first freshman in the history of the women's volleyball program to receive this award, joining Lori Cantu '84, Anella Munro '84, and Amanda Morris '08 on this illustrious list. Taylor is one of two players from New England to earn All-America accolades as NEWMAC rival Springfield College saw one of its student-athletes secure a spot on the second team.
In the past week, Taylor was named the AVCA New England Region Freshman of the Year, picked up NEWMAC second team all-conference plaudits, and was voted to the NCAA New England Regional All-Tournament Team. She finished the season ranked second in the country in hitting percentage (.428) and was third in the NEWMAC in blocks (92). Taylor's hitting effort ranks second all-time in Institute history as Kamilah Alexander '96 set the standard in 1995 with her total of .447.