2013 (JUNIOR): Started 53 games at shortstop for A&M during her junior year ... Hit .234 (15-for-64), with eight RBI and a home run ... Added two doubles and scored 13 runs ... Drew eight walks and stole three bases in four attempts ... Went 1-for-3, while scoring two runs against Sam Houston State (Feb. 27) ... Posted a 2-for-3 performance, hitting her lone homer and driving in three against Texas State (April 16).
2012 (SOPHOMORE): Played in 33 games and started in 22, 17 of which as shortstop...Recorded 7 RBIs and 12 hits...Logged a stolen base percentage of 1.000...Recorded 29 assists, fifth high for the team...Logged 2 multiple hit games and 2 multiple RBI games...Recorded a season high of three RBIs against UTSA (2/19/12) and two doubles against Marist (3/14/12)
2011 (FRESHMAN): Played in 10 games as an infielder and a designated player, starting in four ... Hit an RBI triple in her first career at bat, vs. Wichita State (Feb. 19) ... Added a second RBI triple against Texas Tech, plating two runs on the shot (May 13) ... Led the team with two triples on the season ... Also drew two walks on the season ... Earned starts at eventual National Champion Arizona State in the NCAA Tempe Super Regional.
PREVIOUS ATHLETIC BACKGROUND: Four-year letterwinner from Katy High School ... Two-time 2009 All-State selection ... Named honorable mention all-district as a freshman ... Two-time All-Greater Houston selection ... First team all-district as a sophomore and a junior ... 2008 Under-Armour All-American ... Tied her school's record for home runs with seven in 2009 ... Played travel ball for the Impact Gold.
PERSONAL: Taran Denise Tyler was born September 5, 1991 ... Daughter of Tim and Keriann Tyler of Katy, Texas ... Has two siblings, Colton and Becca ... Chose Texas A&M because "it is what I grew up around. The tradition and what being an Aggie means - I want to be a part of that." ... Sociology major who plans to work in law enforcement after graduation.