A Longhorn softball star will compete on the 2014 Softball Women’s National Team: Taylor Hoagland, BS ’13, was named to the team on Sunday for the third time.
As Horns Illustrated reports, Hoagland left a pile of broken records on the Forty Acres:
Hoagland, who is considered one of the most productive offensive players in program history, stands as UT’s all-time leader in home runs (58), runs scored (221), walks (178), slugging percentage (.708), and on-base percentage (.501) while ranking second in batting average (.365) and stolen bases (88) and third in runs batted in (149).
While playing for the Longhorns, she was also a three-time All-Big 12 First Team pick and earned a spot on the 2011 NFCA All-Central Region First Team. Hoagland also earned solid grades in her corporate communications major, getting her named to the 2010-2011 Big 12 Commissioner’s honor roll and to UT’s student athlete academic council.
The Flower Mound native, who also played on the national team in 2011 and 2013, moved to Massachusetts last year for an assistant coaching job with Amherst College. She’s also a women’s sports blogger with WSN. Before heading to the ISF Women’s World Championships in the Netherlands (Aug. 15-24), the national team will warm up with games in West Virginia, California, Canada, Maryland, and Italy next month.
Hoagland shared the news on her Instagram account, posting a then-and-now photo (above) with the caption, “There’s no feeling in the world like having your wildest dreams come true.”