[Taylor Coppenrath]#22 * TAYLOR COPPENRATH * JR * FORWARD * WEST BARNET, VT

An Associated Press All-American, last season Taylor became the fourth Catamount to be named America East Player of the Year ... He also was the fourth sophomore to earn the award in league history behind last year's winner, teammate T.J. Sorrentine, Speedy Claxton and Reggie Lewis. Only he, Sorrentine and Lewis have been named rookie of the year as freshmen and top player as sophs ... Deadly with the ball inside, he added excellent range last year making 38 three-pointers at 39% ... Taylor led the America East in scoring, was eighth in rebounds while ranking among the leaders in free throw shooting and field goal percentage ...He was the only non-Big East player selected to the NABC All-New England, first team ... He scored his 1,000th career point at Hartford on February 26th in his 54th game, the third quickest at Vermont ... He led the Cats in scoring in 21 games and in rebounds, seven. He has scored in double-figures in 54 of his 59 career games (28 of 30 last year) and has double-digits in boards in six ... His 604 points last year were the second-most in a single-season at UVM. He also set a school-record with 211 FG's and was the first at UVM to average 20 or more points in eight seasons ... Scored 20 or more 13 times and had 25 or more in ten games. He drew the praise of several opposing coaches including Providence's Tim Welch and Utah State's Stew Morrill ... He scored a career-high 38 points at UNH, the second-most in the conference last season. He had conference single-game highs of 15 FG's (in 20 att) at UNH; 14 FT's vs. Hartford (semis) and went 12-for-12 from the line vs. Drake in Hawaii ... Had two double-doubles, vs. Utah State (23 points, 12 rebounds) in Hawaii and at UNH (38 points, 11 rebounds) and now has five in his career ... Hit the game-winning 3-pt FG at Maine with 2.7 seconds left ... Missed three games in December due to pneumonia ... Was named America East Player of the week a league-high three times. Also the Pepsi Marist Classic MVP and he was named to the All-Hilo Shootout team ... Previous Seasons: The 2002 America East Rookie of the Year and on the All-America East, second team ... He finished third in the America East in scoring, sixth in rebounds, third in blocked shots, fifth in field goal percentage and fifth in free throw shooting -- and was the top freshman in each... His 141 free throws led the conference ... He had the most rebounds by a freshman at UVM and the second-most points by a frosh behind Eddie Benton who tallied 619 in 1992-93 ... He was named America East Rookie of the Week five times ... A red-shirt in 2000-01, he used the year to physically develop and adapt to Division I athletics ... Prior to Vermont/Personal: Played at St. Johnsbury Academy, the same school that produced Tony Orciari 01 as well as former Georgia Tech star Henry 'Bruce' Dalrymple in the early '80's ... He did not play on the St. J. varsity until his junior year and went to be named the Vermont Player of the Year (Gatorade, USA Today) as a senior in 2000 when he averaged 25 points and 10 rebounds ... His coach for the Hilltoppers was Layne Higgs, a former Catamount standout who is a member of the UVM Athletic Hall of Fame ... Majoring in Secondary Education (math) at UVM, he earned a spot on the America East Academic Honor Roll in 2003 ... He was named the 2003 Vermont State Athlete of the Year by the Vermont Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association ... Taylor B. Coppenrath, born November 8, 1981, is the son of George and Susan Coppenrath of West Barnet, Vermont.

Coppenrath's Career Statistics

                                           T O T A L   3-POINTERS                 R E B O U N D S
SEASON       TEAM            GP-GS  MIN   FG-FGA  PCT  FG-FGA  PCT  FT-FTA  PCT  OFF-DEF  TOT--AVG  PF-FO   A  TO BLK  ST  PTS---AVG
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2001-02      VERMONT         29 29 1003  166 334 .497   9  25 .360 141 175 .806  113  89  202  7.0  67  0  39  59  35  33  482  16.6
2002/2003    VERMONT         30 30  999  211 457 .462  38  98 .388 144 194 .742   85 102  187  6.2  58  1  37  63  12  27  604  20.1
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Totals...................... 59 59 2002  377 791 .477  47 123 .382 285 369 .772  198 191  389  6.6 125  1  76 122  47  60 1086  18.4
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