Cal Softball BIO
Khala Taylor
Player Profile:
Khala Taylor 1251652
Position: Outfield
Height: 5'3"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Temecula, Calif.
High School: Great Oak HS
Experience: 1 Letter
Career Highlights:
  • Pac-12 All-Freshman Team (2013)
  • Easton Freshman All-America (2013)

As a sophomore/junior (2014-15):

Lettered in track for two years at Cal, participating in the Pac-12 Championships both years...specialized in the 400 meters and also threw the javelin...part of Cal's winning 4x100 meter relay team at the Big Meet against Stanford in both 2014 and 2015...owns personal outdoor best of 55.20 in the 400.

As a freshman (2013):

Cal's starting left fielder in 56 games, appearing in all 57 games of the 2013 campaign...Led the Golden Bears in batting average (.335) and triples (2)...Totaled 14 multi-hit games and reached a six-game hitting streak...Started all four games at left field in the Ann Arbor Regional, batting 3-for-5 with a run scored and one RBI vs. Valparaiso (5/18)...Named to the Chevron Spring Fling All-Tournament Team...Went 2-for-2 with two runs scored vs. Utah Valley (2/16)...Batted 3-for-4 with one RBI in her first career start vs. Cal State Northridge (2/9) and 2-for-3 with a run scored vs. Indiana (2/10) to bat to go 5-for-10 (.500) in opening weekend.

High School:

Member of the National Society of High School Scholars...Participated in multiple extracurricular activities including AVID and Great Oak Step Team...Was a track athlete all four years... Two-time GOHS Girls Sprinter of the Year... Two-time GOHS MVP...Other notable honors include: As a senior...Southwestern League Champion in 200 M, 400 M and anchored the 4 x 100 and 4 x 400 both relays which were also Southwestern League Champions...CIF Division 1 Champion in 400 M...CIF Division 1 Finalist 2nd in 4 x 400 M...State Finalist 3rd in the 400 M...State Finalist 6th in the 4 x 400 relay...Ran the 6th fastest time in Riverside County History in the 400 M which was (54.96s)...Broke All of her school records in 2012 in the 100 M (12.19s), 200 M (24.60s), 400 M (54.96s) and both the 4 x 100 and 4 x 400 relays...All Valley Girls Track Athlete of the Year...Riverside County Girls Track Athlete of the Year Finalist...California Indoor Champion 4x400 M...New Balance All American...As a junior...Southwestern League Champion in 100 M and 4 x 400 relay...State Finalist 5th in the 4 x 400 relay...All-Valley 1st Team...As a sophomore...Southwestern League Champion in 200 M, 4 x 100 and 4 x 400 relays...As a freshman...All-Valley 1st Team ...Southwestern League Champion in 4 x 400 relay

Club Ball:

Played for the Corona Angels...won 13th place at Premier Nationals 18U...2nd at the Triple Crown USA Nationals...9th at the 2011 18U Premier Nationals...First at the 2011 18U Champions Cup...First at the 2010 16U Champions Cup...Second at the 14U ASA National Championship in 2009...


Career aspirations include becoming an orthopedic surgeon, a professional singer, professional athlete or an Olympian...Has been singing since she was three-years-old and has had professional training...Father, Rodney is a Registered Nurse who recently retired from a 30 year career as a Master Chief in the U.S. Navy...Mother Marlanea owns an MBA from University of Phoenix...has a little sister, Makyia, who inspires her every day.

Why I have my number:

I chose my number because when I was 13 and on my first travel ball team, TNL, their colors were blue and gold. I was No. 33 then and it felt like it was fate from the start to be a Cal Bear wearing No. 33 since that's what I started with...even though my favorite number is 3.

Pre-game Rituals & Game Superstitions:

I give all glory to God for my accomplishments when I'm at the plate and on the field.

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