"I am thrilled that Taylor was selected to the International High Performance team for IREVA. It is a great honor - and a testament to the improvements she made in all facets of her game during the off-season," said Quinnipiac Head Coach Robin Sparks. "Taylor dedicated herself to becoming a complete volleyball player. Having the opportunity to play against the best teams from around the world will only help her during the rest of her career here at QU."
Payne originally was going to redshirt, but was pressed into action in her freshman year. Despite playing out of position for most of the year, her improvement was evident. She finished second on the team with 36 blocks for the season, including four in the Bobcats' five-set victory over Saint Francis (Pa.) on Nov. 15.