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Taylor Alton
Taylor Alton

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Highlands Ranch, Colo.

High School:
Highlands Ranch

Height:
5-11

Position:
Guard


02/15/2014

Michigan State 70, Ohio State 49 Post-Game Quotes

Post-Game Quotes

11/20/2013

Michigan State 80, Detroit 41

Post-Game Quotes

03/28/2012

2011-12 Winter Academic All-Big Ten Selections Announced

Forty-nine Spartans student-athletes were recognized for having a 3.0 or better GPA.

03/21/2012

Taylor Alton Selected to 2012 State Farm Women's College 3-Point Contest

Alton finished her career eighth all-time at MSU in 3-pointers made and fourth in 3-point percentage.

03/17/2012

Spartans Drop 67-55 Contest to No. 19 Louisville

Klarissa Bell scored 12 points, as MSU ends its season at 20-12.

01/23/2012

AP Photos: Michigan State at No. 13 Purdue

AP Photos: Michigan State at No. 13 Purdue

03/04/2011

WBB vs. Northwestern - 3/4/11

WBB vs. Northwestern - 3/4/11

01/13/2011

Michigan State vs. Iowa - 1/13/11

Michigan State vs. Iowa - 1/13/11

Career Stats
2008-09 Game-by-Game Stats
2009-10 Game-by-Game Stats
2010-11 Game-by-Game Stats
2011-12 Game-by-Game Stats

Appeared in 82 games, starting her final 47 in a Spartan uniform ... Had a career line of 5.7 points and 2.4 rebounds in 19.1 minutes per game ... Finished her career fourth in 3-point field goal percentage (35.6%) and eighth in 3-pointers made (116) in MSU history ... Three-time Academic All-Big Ten selection and 2010 Big Ten Distinguished Scholar.

SENIOR (2011-12): One of three team captains ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Competed in the 2012 State Farm College 3-Point Championship at the end of the season ... Started all 32 games ... Averaged career highs in points, rebounds, assists, steals and blocks ... Averaged 7.8 points (third on the team), 3.2 rebounds and 1.1 steals in 27.2 minutes ... Fifth in the Big Ten in 3-pointers made (2.0 a game) and seventh in 3-point field goal percentage (36.6%); both team bests ... Her total was fifth and her percentage was seventh in the Big Ten ... Her 64 3-pointers were the seventh most in a MSU single-season ... Played a career-high 39 minutes in the opener vs. Villanova (11/11) ... Went 4-of-6 from behind the arc for 12 points vs. North Carolina A&T (11/12) ... Had her second-straight double-figure night, scoring 14 points vs. IPFW (11/15), also adding four rebounds and two steals; went 4-of-15 from 3-point range, her 15 attempts were the second most by a Spartan all-time ... Scored 11 points, including 3-of-6 from behind the arc, at Milwaukee (11/22) ... Went 3-of- 5 from 3-point range for nine points vs. Oakland (11/27), also adding a then-career high seven rebounds in 25 minutes ... Dished out a career high four assists, while adding six points and five rebounds vs. Eastern Michigan (12/3) ... Hit two 3-pointers for six points and grabbed four rebounds vs. Detroit (12/6) ... Set a career high with four steals at No. 24 Texas (12/10) ... Scored eight points and tied her career high with four steals vs. Colorado State (12/20) ... Scored nine points and had two steals vs. Pittsburgh (12/21) ... Went 4-for-7 from behind the arc for a team-high 12 points at Indiana (12/30), also adding five rebounds and two steals ... Had eight points, three rebounds and two assists vs. Michigan (1/4) ... Poured in a career high 20 points at No. 19 Penn State (1/7), going 6-for-9 from behind the arc (fourth most in a MSU single-game and most since Nov. 24, 2006) ... Went 3-for-6 from 3-point range for nine points vs. Indiana (1/12), also adding two steals ... Went 3-for-6 from behind the arc for nine points at Minnesota (1/19) ... Scored double-figures for the first time since Jan. 7, posting 11 points, a then-career high tying seven rebounds, two assists and three steals vs. Northwestern (2/9) ... Scored 10 points on 4-for-6 shooting, while adding six rebounds and three assists at Wisconsin (2/16) ... Had five points and five rebounds vs. No. 17 Purdue (2/19) ... On Senior Night vs. No. 23 Nebraska (2/23), scored 18 points on 7-for-11 shooting, including 4-of-8 from behind the arc, while adding five rebounds and two steals ... Scored seven points in 15 minutes at Northwestern (2/26) ... Went 4-for-6 from behind the arc and scored 14 points vs. Indiana (3/1) in the Big Ten Tournament First Round, also adding three assists ... Had nine points vs. No. 21 Purdue (3/2) in the Big Ten Quarterfinals ... Grabbed a career high eight rebounds in her final game as a Spartan vs. No. 19 Louisville (3/17) in the NCAA Tournament First Round.

JUNIOR (2010-11): Academic All-Big Ten ... Received the Most Improved Player and the Pat Canning Coaches Award at the team's banquet ... Played in 31 games, starting the last 15 ... Averaged 6.3 points (fourth on the team) and 2.5 rebounds (fifth on the team) in only 18.5 minutes ... Set career highs in every statistical category ... Led the team and was eighth in the Big Ten with a 36.9% 3-point field goal percentage (48-of-130) ... Tied for 13th in the Big Ten with 1.5 3-point field goals made per game ... Went 14-of-17 (82.4%) from the free throw line ... Had her first seven double-figure scoring games of her career ... Hit both her free throw attempts and grabbed a rebound in five minutes in the season opener vs. IPFW (11/13) ... Had 10 points, her first collegiate double-figure performance, on 4-of-4 shooting, including hitting both 3-point field goals, and three rebounds in only 10 minutes vs. Detroit (11/21) ... Hit her lone 3-point attempt, and had a steal and an assist vs. Western Kentucky (11/26) ... Went 2-of-2 from 3-point range for six points vs. Richmond (11/27) ... Had a breakout night at Western Michigan (12/10) with then-career highs in points (15, game-high), field goals (5), free throws (2), 3-point field goals (3), rebounds (5) and minutes (23); led team in scoring for the first time in her career ... Had eight points and a season high two assists vs. Iona (12/12) ... Led the team with 14 points vs. Dartmouth (12/18), going 4-of-7 from behind the arc; also adding four rebounds and two steals ... Had six points, three rebounds and two steals in 11 minutes vs. Vermont (12/21) ... Went 3-of-5 from the 3-point line for nine points in 14 minutes at Michigan (1/9), also grabbing five rebounds ... Had five points and three rebounds vs. No. 16 Iowa (1/13) ... Had three points, three rebounds and two assists at No. 24 Ohio State (1/16) ... Made her first career start at Indiana (1/20), going 3-of-6 from 3-point range for nine points and four rebounds (three offensive), also with two assists ... Had six points in 13 minutes vs. Minnesota (1/23) ... Played 31 minutes at Iowa (1/27), scoring six points and grabbing two steals ... Had four points and five rebounds at Wisconsin (2/3) ... Scored five points vs. Purdue (2/6) ... Scored a Big Ten high 12 points on four 3-pointers at No. 23 Penn State (2/10), also adding a season high six rebounds in a season-high 36 minutes ... Topped her then-career high with 16 points, on 4-of-7 from 3-point range, vs. Michigan (2/13) ... Scored double-figures for the third straight game with 13 points vs. Northwestern (2/17), also adding five rebounds, including four offensive ... Had four points and five rebounds at Illinois (2/20) ... Scored six points and had four rebounds vs. Ohio State (2/24) ... Set a season high with three steals at Minnesota (2/27) ... Scored 14 points, hitting 4-of-9 from 3-point range, in her NCAA Tournament debut vs. Northern Iowa (3/20) in the NCAA Tournament First Round ... Hit three 3-pointers for nine points, also adding three rebounds and two assists, against Green Bay (3/22) in the NCAA Tournament Second Round.

SOPHOMORE (2009-10): Academic All-Big Ten ... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar ... Appeared in 10 games ... Averaged 1.2 points and 0.9 rebounds in 6.0 minutes per game ... Grabbed a rebound and recorded an assist in four minutes vs. Western Michigan (11/22) ... Played eight minutes vs. George Washington (11/27), knocking down her first career 3-pointer, blocking her first two collegiate shots and grabbing two rebounds ... Played eight minutes vs. Oklahoma State (11/28), hitting a 3-pointer ... Went 1-of-2 from 3-point range and grabbed a rebound in five minutes vs. Florida Gulf Coast (12/13) ... Grabbed two rebounds and dished out an assist vs. Washington (12/19) ... Dished out an assist at Wisconsin (12/28) ... Tied her season high with two rebounds and blocked a shot in a season high 12 minutes at Indiana (1/3) ... Went 1-of-3 from behind the arc at Penn State (1/17).


FRESHMAN (2008-09): Received the Spartan Character Award at the team's postseason banquet ... Appeared in nine games ... Averaged 1.4 points and 1.2 rebounds in 6.6 minutes per game ... Scored first career basket in the opener against Niagara (11/14), also adding a season-high five rebounds ... Had season-high with six points against Quinnipiac (11/23), adding four rebounds ... Scored two points vs. Delaware State (12/18) ... Knocked down her first Big Ten basket, scoring two points and grabbing a rebound against Northwestern (1/8) ... Went 1-of-2 from the line at Northwestern (1/22).

HIGH SCHOOL: Led Highlands Ranch to Class 5A state title as a senior ... Team finished 25-3 with a perfect 12-0 record in league play ... Highlands Ranch closed the year ranked No. 7 nationally in the USA Today Super Top 25 rankings ... Team also ranked third overall by USA Today in the West region ... Highlands Ranch was ranked No. 10 nationally in the final Rivals.com poll ... One of five players named to the Denver Post Best of the Best All-Colorado Team ... First-team Class 5A all-state selection by the Denver Post ... Scored 10 points in the state championship game in the win over Regis Jesuit ... Scored 12 points in The Show 2008, a Colorado high school all-star game played at the Pepsi Center ... While playing for Lakewood High School as a junior, averaged 16.6 points and 11.5 rebounds a game ... Led team to a 19-5 record and a 9-1 league mark ... Also averaged 3.9 assists, 2.8 steals and 1.4 blocks ... Scored 20-plus points in seven games ... Had double-figure rebounding efforts in 14 contests, including 23 in one game.

PERSONAL: Born Sept. 7, 1990 ... Daughter of Jim and Karene Alton ... Has grandparents from Petoskey, Mich. ... An animal science major.

CAREER HIGHS:
Points: 20, at Penn State (1/7/12)
Field Goals: 7, twice, last vs. Nebraska (2/23/12)
Free Throws: 4, vs. Michigan (2/13/11)
3-Point Field Goals: 6, at Penn State (1/7/12)
Rebounds: 8, vs. Louisville (3/17/12)
Assists: 4, vs. Eastern Michigan (12/3/11)
Blocks: 2, vs. George Washington (11/27/09)
Steals: 4, twice, last vs. Colorado State (12/20/11)
Minutes: 39, vs. Villanova (11/11/11)

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