Taylor Burt – Athlete (2016 Inductee)

Taylor Burt

Volleyball 1st Team All-State 2005
Basketball 1st Team All State 2005-06; 2nd Team All-State 2004-05
Softball 1st Team All-State 2003, 2004, 2005 & 2006
Alabama vs. Mississippi All-Star Basketball Game 2006
Alabama North vs. South All-Star Game 2005
Volleyball Class 2A Final Four 2004 & 2005; All-Tournament Team 2005
Basketball Class 2A State-Runner-up 2006; All-Tournament Team
Volleyball Career: 1,102 Kills; 227 Aces;134 Blocks; 773 Digs
Basketball Career: 2,789 Points; 656 Rebounds; 424 Steals; 805Assists
Softball Career: 779.1 innings pitched with a 0.99 ERA; 9 No-hitters;1 03 SO’s; .399 BA Gadsden State Community College Softball-All-State and All-East Regional GSCC: First Lady Cardinal to be selected to the All-South Region Team
Auburn University at Montgomery Softball: All-Conference 2nd Team 2010
AU at Montgomery: Southern States Athletic Conference All-West Division Softball Team 2011
AU at Montgomery: Southern States Athletic Conference All-Academic Team 2011

“Roll, Rock, Roll!” That’s the familiar chant heard echoing from atop the mountain when the Sand Rock faithful rise in unified support of their beloved Wildcats. That mantra was heard often as Taylor Burt produced over half a decade of varsity thrills in basketball, softball and volleyball. While Burt excelled in three sports, her “all in” attitude at Sand Rock also included cheerleading duties in her limited spare time.

Coach Lisa Bates noted that “at just 5’6″ on her tallest day and not necessarily the fastest athlete, Burt made up for those ‘shortcomings’ with incredible instincts, an inextinguishable fire and a relentless intensity.” Burt grew up in an ultra-competitive family with parents Brad and Lisa, and younger brother Brannon. The trio provided ample opportunities for Taylor to hone her passion for winning and foster an instinctive ability to lead by example.

Burt’s unprecedented success at Sand Rock culminated with First Team All-State honors in volleyball, basketball and softball. She then parlayed her athletic and academic talents into a collegiate career at Gadsden State and Auburn University in Montgomery. Fulfilling Coach Bates prophecy, Burt joined her mentor in the varsity coaching ranks building softball playoff contenders at Fort Payne and North Jackson high schools.

Taylor Burt was the complete package. A deadly sharpshooter in basketball and a fearless middle hitter in volleyball. On the diamond, Burt was simply clutch at the plate or in the circle. A consummate team player, she is beloved by her fans, coaches and teammates.

When Taylor Burt rocked, Sand Rock rolled, and the Wildcat fans roared.

Taylor Burt display