2016-17: Preseason All-Big South Second Team...Played in 22 games and made 19 starts...Was second on the team in scoring with 9.1 points per game and averaged 3.2 rebounds and 0.6 assists per game...Second on the team in free-throw attempts (73; 3.3 per game) and free-throws made (57; 2.6 per game). Was third on the team in free-throw percentage (78.1)...Reached double-digit scoring eight times...Scored a season-high 25 points at UNCG (12/15) with four boards and a block...Finished with 16 points, three rebounds, and two steals at Liberty (1/10)...Shot 4-for-7 from beyond the arc, finishing with 15 points, three rebounds, an assist, and a season-high three steals at N.C. Central (12/20)...Led the Blue Hose with 15 points and six boards in a win over Longwood (1/3). She added three steals to tie her season high...Shot 3-for-5 from the field and converted 7-of-8 charity shots to finish with 15 points in a win over Radford (1/31). She added three rebounds, an assist, and a steal...Was close to a double-double performance with nine points and a career-high eight rebounds at Charleston Southern (2/4)...Tied her career high with 39 minutes played at Texas Southern (11/25).
2015-16: Big South Freshman of the Year ... Played in all 31 games with eight starts, including the last seven games ... Led the team averaging 11.4 points per game ... Scored 354 points with 74 3-pointers, both Division I school freshman records ... Led the team in scoring 17 times and steals six times ... Recorded career-high's in points (26), rebounds (5), field goals (10), three-pointers (6) and assists (3) in a win over Longwood (2/1) ... Pulled down a career-high four rebounds at Campbell (1/19) ... Set career-highs in points (19), field-goals made (6), 3-pointers made (6) and assists (3) in a win over Columbia College (12/16) ... Played a season-high 37 minutes at Longwood (12/5) ... Led the team in scoring with a season-high 18 points and five 3-pointers against Brevard College (11/25) ... Played a season-high 31 minutes at Vanderbilt (11/23) ... led the team scoring 14 points against East Carolina including a season-high six free-throws (11/20) ... Set a career-high 15 points and sank five 3-pointers in a win over Warren Wilson (11/18) ... Added two points and one assist at Kennesaw State (11/16) ... Led the team with 12 points against Virginia Tech in her collegiate debut and added three rebounds (11/13).
High School: Played both guard positions to help capture two conference championships (one at Newton Conover (N.C.) High School) and rise to one of the top five seniors in the state of South Carolina ... 2014-15 Dorman Player of the Year ... Averaged 23 points, four assists, four rebounds and three steals as a senior ... All-Region, All-State, North-South, FCA All-Star and First Team All-Area selection as a senior ... Helped Dorman to the final eight of the state playoffs in 2015 ... Earned All-Region and All-State honors as a junior en route to 1,000 career points in the second game of her junior season ... Petty averaged 15 points, four rebounds and four assists as a junior and led the state in made free throws as a sophomore ... She also started seven straight years for the nationally-ranked Carolina All-Stars club team and lettered in cross country, volleyball, basketball and soccer.
Personal: Taylor Morgan Petty was born in Hickory, N.C., on August 2, 1996 ... Daughter of Jason and Monica Petty ... Father Jason played basketball at Montreat College (1988-92), mother Monica played basketball at Mars Hill (1986-90) and aunt Jaymie Rowe played basketball at Montreat as well ... Cites her father as her biggest athletic influence ... Plans to major in political science.