Minnesota outside Taylor Landfair came to the Gophers as the nation’s top recruit.

She didn’t disappoint.

The 6-foot-5 product of Plainfield, Illinois, was second on the team with 212 kills (3.03/set) and was named a VolleyballMag.com honorable-mention All-American.

Landfair joined us for the last of our 14 “B1G Volleyball Thursdays,” a weekly interview with a player from each Big Ten team (the complete list follows).

We talked about how she’s feeling before this opening weekend when the Gophers face Baylor, how she and the team have grown in the off-season, how she’s becoming a leader, what she wants to accomplish before she graduates and the ultimate question: Chick-fil-A or Popeyes chicken sandwich?

We interviewed one player from each of the 14 Big Ten programs before the start of the season. Previously on B1G Volleyball Thursday, we  talked to, in order (click on any name to see the video):

Ohio State’s Emily Londot,
Purdue’s Taylor Trammell, 
Wisconsin’s Dana Rettke, 
Penn State’s Gabby Blossom,
Northwestern’s Temi Thomas-Ailara,
Indiana’s Brooke Westbeld,
Michigan’s Jess Mruzik,
Maryland’s Rainelle Jones,
Nebraska’s Nicklin Hames,
Michigan State’s Naya Gros,
Illinois’ Megan Cooney,
Iowa’s Courtney Buzzerio,
Rutgers’ Kamila Cieslik

VolleyballMag.com contributor Emily Ehman is a former Northwestern libero, does analysis on Big Ten volleyball broadcasts, and is part of the Big Ten Network show At The Net.

Follow her on Twitter @emilyehman and Instagram @emilyehman
We hope you enjoyed reading this article. Help keep free journalism free by becoming a VolleyballMag.com Sustaining Member: https://volleyballmag.com/sustaining-membership/

Related Posts


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here