Basketball Inks Greencastle Standout
August 19, 2014
SAINT MARY OF THE WOODS, Ind. – Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC) head women’s basketball coach Deanna Bradley is proud to announce the signing of Callan Taylor for the 2015 class.
Taylor, who will graduate from Greencastle High School in the spring, is an honor roll student and member of the National Technical Honor Society. She is an active member of several clubs at GHS, including the Latin Club, GOAT Club, and Key Club.
“Callan is a holistically developed player who is fundamentally solid both offensively and defensively,” said head coach Deanna Bradley, when asked about Callan Taylor’s ability.
Taylor has earned WCC All-Conference honors on two occasions (2013 and 2014) and was named to the all-county first team in 2014. In 2013, she helped Greencastle High School take home a sectional championship and the Putnam County Championship. Taylor has also served as team captain for the 2013 and 2014 seasons.
“We are truly blessed to have Callan joining the Pomeroy basketball program for 2015,” said Bradley, when asked about Callan Taylor’s signing. “She can do all the things we need done from the guard position and then some. She is also an excellent student, and she is going to be an amazing fit for SMWC both as a student-athlete and as a person,” added Bradley.
As the SMWC coaching staff speaks highly of Taylor, she too speaks highly of SMWC’s basketball team and the institution. “I knew right away that SMWC was a perfect fit for me. I love how beautiful the campus is and the small class sizes. The basketball team seems like a family, but will also challenge me as a student-athlete,” said Taylor. “I can’t wait to become a Pomeroy!”
Callan is the daughter of Daryl and Lisa Taylor, and she plans to major in education at SMWC next fall.
For more information on SMWC basketball and all of SMWC Athletics visit smwc.edu/athletics.
The United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) is a national organization that exists to provide quality athletic competition on a regional and national level. The USCAA focuses specifically on smaller institutions of higher learning and their student-athletes. The association believes that all athletes and programs deserve the same national opportunities as larger institutions. SMWC is an organization that can provide those opportunities.
SMWC's teams are known as the "Pomeroys." Their name was chosen in memory of alumna and faculty member Sister Mary Joseph Pomeroy, a Sister of Providence, who was a great advocate of athletics and physical fitness. The name "Pomeroy" is not so much a thing, but a spirit of athletic excellence and sportsmanship.