ASUN Beam Video Series: Taylor Allum, Kennesaw State

ASUN Beam Video Series: Taylor Allum, Kennesaw State

LakePoint, Ga. - In the first ASUN Beam Video Series, the conference features student-athletes across the ASUN that have made an Impact in the classroom, in competition and in the community. Throughout the spring, the ASUN will feature two student-athletes from each institution that epitomize the conference's beam of Impact.

Despite missing the majority of his senior season, Kennesaw State's Taylor Allum has impacted the Owls' Baseball program since his first year on the KSU campus and the Stillwell Stadium diamond.

Allum's career with the Owls' Baseball program stretches back to 2014 when he redshirted his first year on campus as the Owls won the ASUN Championship title and advanced to the NCAA Super Regionals after claiming the Tallahassee Regional title. Observing from a plethora of veterans and future professional baseball players, Allum burst onto the scene in 2015 earning Second Team All-Conference & All-Freshman Team accolades as he held a .320 average at the plate with 41 hits and 19 RBIs. As a sophomore, Allum helped the Owls to the program's first-ever ASUN Regular Season title with a 17-4 record in league play as he batted .298 vs. ASUN pitchers.

Allum's career year came in 2017 when he belted a team-best 15 homers, ranking second in the ASUN, while adding 46 RBIs and a .319 average. He earned First Team All-Conference recognition for his accomplishments. This year, Allum has been plaqued by an injury which has kept him out since March, but he still managed five extra-base hits including two homers. Despite the injury, Allum's leadership has helped the Owls this season as KSU enters the ASUN Championship as the No. 3 seed.

A two-time ASUN All-Academic Team honoree, Allum entered his senior season with a 3.46 cumulative GPA as an Information Security & Assurance major. His other off-the-field impacts include working the Miracle League in nearby Acworth where he and his teammates take part in the organization's mission to provide opportunities for children with disabilities to play baseball.