Former Shorewood High School basketball standout Amy Taylor is transferring from the University of Oregon to Seattle Pacific University next season.
The 5-foot-8 sophomore guard averaged four points, 1.2 rebounds and one assist per game for the Ducks in 2002-03 and shot 50 percent from the floor and 37 percent from 3-point range.
“Amy has been a great Duck both athletically and academically, and we wish her the best of luck as she pursues a playing and educational opportunity closer to home,” third-year Oregon coach Bev Smith said.
Taylor was voted Most Improved Player by her teammates and received the Harry Ritchie Scholar-Athlete Award at the team’s postseason banquet.
“My time at Oregon has been amazing and I would never change it for the world,” Taylor said. “I have made some incredible friends and my character has been molded greatly from the challenges I’ve faced and experiences I’ve had here.
“My coaches have been awesome and brought me along so far. I would like to thank my teammates, and of course the fans who support us. My decision to transfer reflects my own personal needs and I feel I will fit better in a smaller university close to my home in Seattle.”
SPU is coming off a 29-1 season, its lone loss coming to Cal State Bakersfield in the NCAA Division II West Regional championship game.
Taylor will be immediately eligible to play in 2003-04 because she is transferring to a lower division.