Taylor Gregory is the 2013 NCAA Men's Volleyball Blocking Champion
May 14, 2013
LONG BEACH - Long Beach State redshirt freshman Taylor Gregory finished the 2013 men's volleyball season as the NCAA National Collegiate Statistical Champion in blocks per set.
Gregory registered a nation-best 1.47 blocks per set. The Saugus, Calif., native became a regular starter in the third week of the season, leading the 49ers in blocking in 22 of 27 matches played. He reached double figures twice, including a career-high 11 blocks in a crucial five-set comeback win over national champion UC Irvine in the semifinals of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Tournament.
On the year, Gregory established an LBSU freshman record 156 total blocks (9 solo, 147 block assists). He was an All-MPSF honorable mention and all-freshman team selection, and was also a finalist for the Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. National Blocker of the Year Award.
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