24 - Verne'qua Taylor
Verne'qua Taylor
Height: 5-6
Year: Junior
Hometown: Wharton, Texas
High School: Wharton HS
College: Blinn Junior College
Position: Point Guard

2011-12 (JUNIOR): Tallied six or more assists in 12 games during the season and in six of those games she registered eight or more assists … dished out a season-best 10 assists against Northwestern State to move into first place on the all-time assist leader as a junior with 110 assists … she passed Kirbria Lewis who set the record with 107 during the 2005-06 season … led the conference with 4.9 assists per game and tallied a total of 141 on the season … Taylor along with Myeisha Myles were the only two to have started all 29 games … averaged 7.3 points per game in a team-best 31.5 minutes per game, while leading the team with 52 steals … led the team with 12 points and two assists in 38 minutes of play in her first career start against Missouri (11/12) ... tallied seven points, six assists and five rebounds in 40 minutes of play against Iona (11/22) ... registered her third double-digit scoring game against Rice (12/2) with 11 points and a season-high nine rebounds while dishing out four assists and tallying two steals ... scored seven points and went 5-of-7 from the line and posted nine assists and three steals vs. Jackson State (12/16) ... tallied 13 points and passed out eight assists in 35 minutes of play against SMU (12/18)  ... registered eight points, eight assists and five steals in 40 minutes at UT Arlington (1/18) ... posted seven points, six rebounds, five assists and a career-high six steals at Texas State (1/25) ... scored 20 points on 7-of-11 shooting while passing out six assists vs. Nicholls (2/1).    

Prior to Texas A&M – Corpus Christi: Played at Blinn Junior College in Brenham, Texas, for coach Jeff Jenkins … led her team to an 18-12 record … named to the NJCAA Women’s All-Region XIV team and earned the Don Wilhelm MVP award.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played at Wharton High School in Wharton, Texas, for coach Michelle Trotter … led her team to a district championship her senior year … named Newcomer of the Year, First Team All-District, First Team All-Area and MVP All-District in 2006-2007 … member of the MVP All-County Team from 2005-2009 … named Offensive MVP of the Year 2005-2009 … member of the TABC All-Region Team … earned Academic All-District honors during the 2008-2009 year … ranked seventh in the nation in assists for the NJCAA … lettered in volleyball and track … regional qualifier in the 4x1, 4x2 and 4x4 in 2005-2008.

PERSONAL: Born Verne’qua Sharmane Taylor on Dec. 28, 1990, in Wharton, Texas … parents are Walter and Girthrie Taylor … has a brother, Courtney … major is health science.