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Athletic Hall of Fame

Nancy Melvin Taylor

Nancy Melvin Taylor


  • First Lady Jacket All-American in field hockey
  • Four-year starter at forward
  • Led team in scoring as a sophomore (11 goals/2 assists), as a junior (14 goals/2 assists), and as a senior breaking the UR scoring record with 17 goals/6 assists
  • Three selections to All-State Division III teams ('83, '84, and '85)
  • Voted to two All-State tournament teams ('84 and '85)
  • Led the 1984 AIAW Division III State Championship team as junior co-captain
  • Two consecutive ECAC Division III Mid-Atlantic Tournament Titles ('84 and '85)
  • Voted Mideast Regional All-American First Team as a junior
  • As senior co-captain, received All-State, All-State Tourney, and All-American honors
  • UR record setter in game-winning goals (6) in one season ('85); most career goals (50); and most career points (64)
  • Ranked in 1985, by Coach Possee, as "Best offensive player in UR history"
  • Judged by opposing coaches as "One of the best forwards in the East"
  • Graduated with high honors with a BS in nursing in 1986
  • Passed away November, 2003