Aug. 18, 2014
BOISE, Idaho - As part of BroncoSports.com's preview of Boise State volleyball we are featuring each player on a 14 day count down to the first serve against Gonzaga at 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 29, in Bronco Gym to start the Northwest Challenge. We are starting with our seniors and working down the list by class.
Today's Bronco player preview highlights senior Taylor Murphey.
Murphey is a senior from Saint George, Utah, and she is a two-sport athlete for the Broncos playing both indoor and sand volleyball. The 6-foot outside hitter has started 31 matches and played in 81 during her first three seasons with Boise State. She enters the year ranked 17th all-time in career hitting percentage at .224, which ranks seventh during rally scoring era (2001-present). Her other rally scoring era rankings include: 13th for total career kills (494), 11th in kills per set (1.89), eighth in block assists (145), 11th in total blocks (148) and eighth in blocks per set (0.57).
Position: Outside Hitter
Hometown: Saint George, Utah
High School: Snow Canyon
Major: Biology - Zoology Emphasis
10 Questions with Taylor...
Q: Why did you choose Boise State?
A: It just felt right, it was really similar to my hometown and I loved the fact that it was a college town, that the community was so invested in the athletes here at BSU.
Q: What's been your favorite thing about Boise so far?
A: The fact that the community is so invested in the athletes here, it is a really good feeling to see people out in public that recognize you and want to talk to you! Also that the mall is two stories.
Q: What are some of your favorite hobbies outside of volleyball?
A: Reading, I have always been a bookworm since I was little!
Q: Which teammate would win at "America's Next Top Model"?
A: Coach Garus
Q: What song gets you pumped up before a match?
A: Wasted - Tiesto
Q: What is your motto?
A: "Sports do not build character, they reveal it"
Q: Who is your hero in life?
A: My sister and my mom, they are truly one of the strongest women I know, if it weren't for them, I wouldn't be the person I am today.
Q: If I could spend one day in history it would be with, why that person?
A: Albert Einstein. I wish I could be that smart, even if it was for one day.
Q: Who has been the most influential figure in your life so far?
A: I always looked up to my sister when I was younger, she was the best volleyball player that I knew. As I got older I started to really watch Logan Tom, she was an amazing volleyball player and I always wanted to be able to play like her someday!
Q: Looking to the future, what do you want to do in your life beyond college?
A: I want to be able to help people, I have always loved coaching and being able to be a mentor for young kids, that is something that brings me pure happiness.