Career Notes Entering 2014 Season:
• Two-Time Career MAC West Division Player of the Week (March 19, 2013; March 25, 2013)
• Helped turned a Ball State single-season record 24 double plays in 2012, including one unassisted double play
• Second on BSU's career charts with 40 double plays turned
• Fifth in program history with a .857 (18-for-21) career stolen base percentage
2013 (So.): Earned second letter at Ball State … helped guide the Cardinals to their fourth Mid-American Conference regular season title in program history with a 37-17 (18-3 MAC) record … earned back-to-back MAC West Division Player of the Week honors (March 19 and March 25) … started all 54 games at second base … posted a .285 batting average, with 45 hits in 158 at bats … hit leadoff in 27 games, while batting ninth in the order in 26 … tallied triples at Florida Atlantic (March 1) and in the first game at Toledo (March 30) … drove in what proved to be the game-winning run in Ball State’s 3-1 victory over No. 24 North Carolina (March 16), with a two-out double to left field in the second inning … also blasted a double in Ball State’s first-game victory over Northern Illinois (April 5) ... her 35 runs scored on the year ranked ninth in the conference … scored a season-high three runs in the second game at Akron (April 12) ... scored two runs in seven games … posted a pair of seven game hitting streaks to bookend a 15-game stretch where she reached base safely beginning versus Harvard (March 1) and ending versus Marist (March 22) … ranked sixth on the team with eight multiple hit games, including three games with three hits; versus Wisconsin (March 16), versus Iowa (March 18) and versus Butler (April 9) … tied for team-high honors with 11 stolen bases on the season, going 11-for-12 on the base paths … had a hand in turning 16 double plays on the season to help the Ball State defense rank fourth nationally with 30 double plays turned … finished the season with a .936 fielding percentage, with 142 putouts, 92 assists and 16 errors.
2012 (Fr.): Earned first letter at Ball State ... helped guide the Cardinals to their third Mid-American Conference regular season title in program history with a 40-15 (17-3 MAC) record ... played in 54 games, earning 53 starts at second base ... turned a Ball State single season record 24 double plays, including one unassisted double play ... posted a .975 fielding percentage with 133 putouts and 101 assists with just six errors ... hit .276 on the year with 37 hits in 134 at bats ... recorded 11 multi-hit games and three multi-RBI games ... went a perfect 2-for-2 in her collegiate debut versus East Tennessee State, while recording two runs scored, a RBI and a walk ... tagged a three hits in the first game of a doubleheader versus North Florida (March 7), while adding two runs scored and a walk ... scored three runs versus Temple (March 2), while scoring two runs in five games ... drove in what turned out to be the game-winning and MAC regular season championship clinching run with a two-out RBI single in the second inning of BSU's 6-0 victory over Bowling Green (May 5) ... smashed a two-out, two-run triple to drive in the eventual game-winning run in the eighth inning versus Northern Illinois (April 1) ... it was her first career multi-base hit ... added her first career double in the first game of a doubleheader versus Purdue (April 12), while adding her second career triple in the nightcap ... stole seven bases on the year, going 7-for-9 on the base paths.
HIGH SCHOOL: Earned two letters in softball at Pacifica High School for coach Mark Campbell ... helped guide the Mariners to back-to-back Empire League Championships ... led the Mariners to a 24-3 overall record her senior year, including a perfect 12-0 mark in Empire League play ... posted a .424 batting average on her way to earning First Team All-Empire League and Coach's Most Valuable Player awards ... named to the Orange Country All-State roster ... team also turned in a .24-3 (12-0) record her junior year ... she picked up First-Team All-Empire League and Team's Most Improved award her junior year ... hit .409 as a junior with 27 hits and six RBI.
PERSONAL: Daughter of Rodney and Sheila Cox ... has one sister, Amber ... born June 9, 1993 in Fountain Valley, Ca. ... full name is Taylor Marie Cox … majoring in pre-law.