UTRGV announced the addition of a volleyball standout at Northern Colorado to the Vaqueros 2021 recruiting class
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) women’s basketball head coach Lane Lord announced on Wednesday the addition of forward Taylor Muff, who played volleyball for the University of Northern Colorado for the last four seasons, for the 2021-22 academic year.
Muff played volleyball the last four seasons for the Bears where she wrapped up a volleyball career that saw her finish with 1,118 kills, 1,043 digs, 113 aces in 107 career matches. Muff was named to the All-Big Sky First Team in her junior and senior season while helping the Bears to a 2019 Big Sky Championship.
“We all knew watching her in high school that she was going to be a Division I athlete in whatever sport she chose,” Lord said. “Her athleticism has only improved, and she was already one of the best athletes in Kansas when she graduated high school. We expect her to come in and play right away. She’s a competitor, and her athleticism is off the charts.”
Muff, originally from Pittsburg, Kansas, was a multi-sport athlete at Pittsburg High School where she lettered four years in volleyball, basketball, and track & field.
Muff was a two-time First Team All-League honoree in her junior and senior season in basketball as she finished her high school career as the program’s all-time leading scorer.
In volleyball, Muff earned First Team All-League honoree in her sophomore, junior and senior seasons as she finished her high school career as the program’s all-time leader in kills.
On the track, Muff is a three-time State Champion in the 100-meter hurdles and a three-time State Champion in the 300-meter hurdles while finishing her high school career with the program’s fastest times in both events.
Muff was recognized as the Joplin Globe Female Athlete of the Year in 2017 while being a member of the National Honor Society.
“She can play the two through five positions,” Lord said. “ She can shoot the three and she can handle the basketball, but she’s also tough enough to play inside against some of the 6-4 and 6-5 players we play against. Skill-wise, she’s going to be fine and by the time we get to October I think she will be one of the best players in the WAC.”