UTEP ITEM: Earned placement on the Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll in 2007, 2008 and 2009.
2008-09 (SENIOR): Joined Roger Sloan as the only Miners to participate in all 12 tournaments ... stroke average was 75.6, fourth on the squad ... tied for sixth place at the Anteater Invitational where he shot a 233 ... achieved his low round of 71 on three occasions ... season-best score of 220 came at the Wyoming Cowboy Classic.
2007-08 (JUNIOR): Tied for eighth place at the Gene Miranda Invitational, shooting a career-low 213 ... fired a 67 over the first 18 holes of the tournament, tying the low round by a Miner player during the season ... ended the year with a 75.0 stroke average.
2006-07 (SOPHOMORE): Played in 11 of 12 tournaments in his initial season as a Miner ... stroke average was 75.2 ... shot two rounds of 68 during the season, at the Wolf Pack Classic and the Wyoming Cowboy Classic ... picked up his season-best 28th-place finish at the Conference USA Championship (71-77-76-224) ... low score of 218 (68-74-76) was achieved at the Wyoming Cowboy Classic.
PRIOR TO UTEP: Played golf, basketball and volleyball at Yale Secondary School in Abbotsford, B.C. ... team MVP in golf ... other golf honors included finishing first on the Canadian Junior Golf Association Tour once and first on the Western Canadian Junior Golf Tour three times ... high school coach was Tom Hall ... also attended the University of British Columbia before coming to UTEP, where he was coached by Chris Macdonald.
PERSONAL: Josh Thomas Taylor was born on May 25, 1985 in Winnipeg, Maitoba, Canada ... parents are Jay and Darlene Taylor ... has a brother, Nick ... multidisciplinary studies major.