WEST'S WSU CAREER: SOPHOMORE (2006) - Transferred to WSU in January 2006...landed seven blocks against Texas-Arlington and seven blocks again at No. 5 USC, and at Arizona 10/19...led team with 1.14 blocks per game, ninth-best in Pac-10...had five or more blocks in 11 matches this season...had a career-high 18 kills and hit .517 in 11/17 match against Arizona...2.16 kills per game average is fourth on team...had 112 block assists this season, just eight short of 10th on the WSU single-season best list.
WEST'S PRE-WSU CAREER
Received three bronze medals in the Australian Schools Cup...earned five gold medals in the Western Australian Volleyball Schools Cup...member of the 2001 Australian Youth team that played in the Asian Youth Championships...member of the 2002 Australian Junior team that played in Asian Junior Championships...awarded the `Fairest and Best' award for Rossmoyne Netball Club...won five gold medals in beach volleyball in the Western Australian Beach Volleyball Championships...as a JUNIOR at Rossmoyne Senior High received a gold medal representing Western Australia at the Australian Volleyball Championships...selected in the Australian Youth Team...as a SENIOR represented Western Australia in the Under 19 Australian Volleyball Championships and received a gold medal...selected in the Australian Junior Team...in 2003 attended Curtin University and won gold medal representing Western Australia in the Australian Volleyball Championships...awarded "All Star 6" award...in 2004 represented the Australian Institute of Sport in the Australian Volleyball League and won a gold medal.
Tara Louise West was born November 29, 1985, at Perth, Western Australia...father Ashley is a project manager...mother Robyn is a public servant...two sisters, Lauren (6/11/82) and Lisa (9/13/83)...comes to WSU with a 3.94 GPA.