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McKayla Taaffe
Position: Port/Starboard
Height: 6'0"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Sarasota, Fla.
High School: Pine View School
Major: Science, Technology, Society

2013-14 (Sophomore)
• Did not compete in 2013-14

2012-13 (Freshman)
• Took seventh in the Novice Eight at the PAC-12 Championships 
• Won the Lake Natoma Invitational Novice Eight 
• Downed Oklahoma as a member of the Novice Eight at the PAC-12 Women’s Challenge

High School 
• A 2012 graduate of Pine View School for the Gifted 
• Rowed for Sarasota Crew from eighth to 12th grades 
• Part of USRowing Junior National Team Development Camp 
• Helped Sarasota Crew to overall national titles in 2011 and 2012 
• Regional title in 2012 
• State titles in 2011 and 2012 and three district titles from 2010-12 
• Won regional, state and district titles with the eight in 2012
• Captured women's eight district title in 2011 
• With the four, captured national titles in 2010 and 2011 and state titles in 2011 and 2012 
• Finished third in the single at Club Nationals in 2011 
• Part of USRowing Junior National Team Sweep Development Camp in 2009, and part of the sculling development camp in 2010 
• Competed at the CanAmMex Regatta in 2011

• Born in Sarasota, Fla. 
• Parents are Michael and Tammy
• Father rowed for Rhode Island, one brother rowed for Trinity College and another for Princeton 
• Had an uncle that played football at Maine
• Has three siblings, Brandon, Alexander and Travis 
• Major is undeclared
• Hobbies include running and photography