Jan. 4, 2016

Taylor Harrison competed in 13 meets as a freshman last season and earned the “O” achievement award as team MVP. The Suffolk, Va., native placed fourth with a 39.250 in the all-around at the NCAA Columbus Regional to earn a trip the NCAA Championships in her first season. Harrison also earned a career-high 39.300 in the all-around in a tri-meet with Denver and Air Force earlier in the 2015 season.

Student Life
Do you prefer Oval Beach in the Fall or Spring (or maybe the Winter)? – Fall
Where is the best place to sit for lectures? – I prefer the front so I can pay attention
Most underrated place to study on campus – Panera
Why did you choose to major in communications? – I think it’s a good major that gives a person several options to chose from after college
If you were the University President for a day, what would you do? – Mandatory pajama day
Describe your first day as a student at The Ohio State University? – I was lost multiple times and I was trying to use my phone GPS to get me to class, the campus was overwhelming on the first day of school

Popular Culture
Who do you wish had a Twitter account? Why would you want to “follow” this account? – My little sister. She’s only 13 and she’s a character so I think it would be funny to see what she would tweet.
Favorite TV show – How to Get Away with Murder
Favorite movie – Elf
Favorite book and/or magazine – Jesus Calling
Favorite celebrity – Blake Lively
Favorite singer or musical group – Country
Last concert I attended was – Sam Hunt

Favorite pro sports team – Redskins
Favorite athlete – Nastia Liukin
The athlete I would most like to compete against – Nastia Liukin
Favorite athletic memory – Winning Junior Olympics Nationals my senior year in high school
Team you’re most looking forward to competing against – Big Ten Championships
Pre-game/match superstition/Pre-game/match ritual – I like to wear my hair the same
What is your top skill? What skill do you need to improve? – Top event would be beam. Event that needs improvement is bars

Most interesting place I’ve visited – Amsterdam
Place I would like to visit – Australia

Favorite home cooked meal – Steak, broccoli, and mashed potatoes
Favorite snack food – Banana and peanut butter

Person I most admire – My mommy
In 10 years, I would like to be – Living in my own house with a family
If I had a million dollars, I would – Give back to the people that have given to me
Coolest thing you did this past summer – Went to Puerto Rico
Most prized possession – my baby blanket
I would like to trade places for a day with – anyone famous
If you could have dinner with any 3 people (alive or dead), who would they be and what/where would you eat – God, my pop pop, and my mom’s dad that I never met and we would eat at NY style pizza place
Dream event (non-sport or sport-related) you would like to attend – NYC when the ball drops
Who tweets too much on your team – Lexy (Mattern)
Do you have an interesting nickname? – Pid
What is your hometown known for? – Virginia is for lovers
Pop or Soda? – Soda
Cats or Dogs? – Dogs
Early Bird or Night Owl? – Night Owl