Name: Paige Tapp
Discipline(s): Volleyball
Position: Middle
Height: 6-1
Hometown: Stewartville, Minnesota
College: University of Minnnesota
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Most Notable

  • First-ever University of Minnesota player in any sport to win the Senior CLASS Award, which goes to one individual in each sport who excels on the court, in the classroom and in the community
  • Helped University of Minnesota reach consecutive NCAA semifinal appearances in 2015 and 2016
  • Two-time AVCA All-America Third-Team selection in 2014 and 2015

MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION:

  • 2018: Pan Am Cup (Gold)
  • 2017: Pan Am Cup (Gold); FIVB World Grand Prix (5th Place)

Did You Know:

  • Twin sister Hannah also plays middle for the U.S. Women's National Team
  • 2016 CoSIDA Academic All-American First-Team with University of Minnesota
  • 2015 CoSIDA Academic All-American Second-Team with University of Minnesota
  • Competed in World University Games in 2015 as a member of the U.S. Collegiate National Team after being part of the program in 2014
  • Led Northern Lights 17-1 to the 2012 USA Volleyball Girls' Junior National Championship 17 Open Division title
  • Played first professional season with Juncos Valencianas in Puerto Rico Superliga
  • Parents are Tracy and Amy Tapp
  • Siblings are twin sister Hannah and brother Isaac

Interesting Facts About Paige Tapp: Twin sister Hannah also plays with her on the U.S. Women's National Team.

Paige Tapp's Favorites: Food: Brussel sprouts ... Book: Jonathan Livingston Seagull ... Music Type: All ... Musical Group/Person: The 1975, James Bay, One Direction ... Movie: Million Dollar Baby ... Actress/Actor: Julia Roberts, Matthew McConaughey ... Professional Team: Minnesota Twins/Vikings/Timberwolves

Hobbies and Interests: Naps, art, travel, rabbit food

Most Admired Person: Her mother and father because "They're the best in the world."

Happiest Moment in Life: "Every day that I get to play the sport I love with Hannah." (her twin sister)

Path to the Podium

  • Started playing indoor youth volleyball in 2007, capped by helping Northern Lights win the 2012 USA Volleyball Girls’ Junior National Championships 17 Open Division title
  • Named to the consecutive U.S. Collegiate National Teams (2014 – CNT-Minneapolis; 2015 – CNT-World University Games)
  • Two-time AVCA Third-Team All-American (2014, 20015) while at University of Minnesota
  • First-ever University of Minnesota player in any sport to win the SENIOR CLASS Award, which goes to one individual in each sport who excels on the court, in the classroom and in the community
  • Named 2016 CoSIDA Academic All-American First-Team and Second-Team in 2015
  • Helped Minnesota reach consecutive NCAA national semifinals in 2015 and 2016
  • Made U.S. Women’s National Team debut at the 2017 Pan American Cup

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