Athlete Spotlight: Taylor Quiram


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Freshman Taylor Quiram backs down a defender on her way to the basket during a Feb. 10 game vs. Kishwaukee College.

Emma Zelenik, IV Leader Sports Writer

Taylor Quiram, a freshman at IVCC, has been juggling her first year of collegiate basketball with a full-time school load.

The Princeton High School graduate has been dealing with her team being short-handed because of COVID-19 protocols, concussions and other injuries.

Still, though, she has been able to contribute to her team, playing the entire 40 minutes of the game the last few games as the team is down to five healthy players who are suited up for game days.

The guard/forward averages 8.3 points per game for the Eagles.

Quiram said her favorite part about IVCC is “the free schooling, but it also gave me a chance to meet new people and continue playing and improving the sport I love.”

Quiram plans to major in accounting, so she has to take a lot of math courses.

She has learned to balance the classroom demands with the demands of basketball.