Aug. 23, 2012
Taylor Gibson is one of nine incoming freshmen for the Golden Eagles. She is a native of Guntersville, Ala., where she played high school volleyball at Guntersville High School. While at Guntersville High School, Gibson was a setter and amassed over 5,800 career assists. She led her team to three straight state titles while earning all-state accolades.
Full name: Taylor Celeste Gibson
As I want it to appear: Taylor Gibson
Nicknames: T-Gib, Tay
Birthdate: October 12
Family members: Brad and Marcia Gibson, Whitt Gibson 14
Family member who competed in college sports: My dad, Brad, played football at Wofford College
Hobbies include hanging out with friends and family, being on the lake, listening to music
Volunteer activities: none yet
Organizations on campus: no
Why Southern Miss? I fell in love with the campus and the atmosphere. The people are so nice and I just felt welcome.
Movie- Hunger Games
Sports team- Alabama
Vacation spot- beach
TV show- Dance Moms
Place on campus- coliseum
Cartoon character- Bugs Bunny
Volleyball player- Misty May-Treanor
Started volleyball: 5th grade
Most memorable match: When we first won state my sophomore year
Best road trip: Minneapolis, Minnesota
If I wasn't playing college volleyball, I would probably be focusing on school and just getting my degree.
My role models are my grandparents.
Talent I would like to have: to be able to play an instrument
One thing I have to do before I turn 40 is go to Australia.
Career plans: graduate with a bachelors in nursing then go back in a few years and get my masters
If I could bring one thing from my hometown it would be all my friends and our beautiful lake.
Greatest invention of the last 100 years is the cell phone
Greatest fear: snakes
Greatest achievements: national honor society and winning three consecutive state championships in volleyball
The fictional figure I would like to meet is Jacob Black (Twilight).
Most famous person I've met: Willie Robertson from Duck Dynasty
If I could have one superpower it would be the power of invisibility.
If I was Coach Abbey for the day, I would make practice as fun as possible.
The best thing about Hattiesburg is there are a lot of things to do.
My favorite thing about Southern Miss volleyball is that everyone gets along.
I can't live without my family and friends.
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