Name: Taylor Beckwith
Hometown: Turlock, Calif.
High School: John H. Pitman
Minors: Social Work & Public Health
Taylor Beckwith is the leader of the Whittier women's golf team being named a captain this year, but has been successful both on and off the links. Over her three years she has racked up the accolades being named Second Team All-Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) in 2017 and 2018 and then followed that up with a First Team All-SCIAC performance in 2019.
This past season she qualified for the NCAA Division III National Championship becoming the first player in program history to achieve this feat. She also was named to the WGCA All-West Region team, a WGCA All-American, and a WGCA Scholar All-American. Her 2019 average was a 77.22, which put her 17th in the national rankings. She also has the single round low score in program history with a 66. Jump-starting the fall season she won the Redlands Invitational posting rounds of 70-72 (-2), giving her the individual title for the second straight year.
But not only has she been successful on the course she has also been involved across campus being a member of the Poet Student-Athlete Leadership Academy, the Psi Chi Honors Society (where she serves as the secretary), the Wellness Coalition, and the Cru Christian Ministry. She also jump-started the Tobacco Free Initiative on campus and has also been a statistics peer mentor, a psychology research assistant, an orientation advisor and a freshman writing associate twice. She has also been a part of the Dean's List every semester at Whittier and received the Ruth White Memorial Scholarship Award and the American Cancer Society Tobacco Free Generation MVP Award.
-- Courtesy of Whittier Sports Information --