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3 Tara Thompson

2016-17 (So.): Was 2nd-leading scorer with 8.9 points per game and 5th-leading rebounder with 3.5 rpg, starting every game for Seawolf squad that went 30-2 and swept Great Northwest Athletic Conference regular-season and tournament titles ... led GNAC and ranked 6th nationally with .436 3FG%, and ranked 2nd in GNAC and 57th nationally with 2.5 3FGs made per game ... posted other GNAC ranks of 20th in FG% (.426) and 29th in scoring ... committed just 24 turnovers while playing 2nd-most minutes on team (team-best one TO per 34.3 minutes) ... scored double figures 13 times, matching career-high 17 points (5-6 3FG, 2-2 FT) and grabbing 5 rebounds in GNAC Tournament title-game win over No. 17 Western Washington ... made at least one 3FG in 30 of 32 games, including 14 games with three or more ... delivered 15 points (5-10 FG, 4-9 3FG), 4 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals in NCAA First Round win over Hawaii Pacific ... other top efforts included 17 points (5-11 3FG), 6 rebounds and 2 steals in road win over MSU Billings; 15 points (5-7 3FG), 5 rebounds and 2 steals in road win over Alaska Fairbanks; 13 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists and 4 steals in comeback road win over nationally ranked Simon Fraser; and 11 points and career-high 8 rebounds in home win over Western Oregon ... named to GCI Great Alaska Shootout All-Tournament Team ... earned GNAC All-Academic honors with 3.59 overall GPA.

2015-16 (Fr.):
Saw action in 39 games, averaging 3.5 points and 1.7 rebounds for Seawolf team that swept GNAC regular-season and tournament titles, reached NCAA Div. II National Title Game and earned NCAA DII-record 38 victories ... shot 35 of 104 (.337) from long range, coming one trey shy of tying program freshman record for 3FGs ... scored season-high 12 points (4-5 3FG) to spark win over William Jewell and had 10 points (2-4 3FG, 4-4 FT) in just 12 minutes against Dixie State ... other top outings included 9 points (3-5 FG, 2-4 3FG) in road win over Saint Martin’s; 9 points (3-4 3FG) in win over Cedarville; and 3 points (1-1 3FG), 4 rebounds and 2 assists in home win over GNAC runner-up Western Washington.

2014-15 (Fr.):
Redshirted for Seawolf team that went 29-2 overall and won GNAC regular-season and tournament titles.

HIGH SCHOOL:
Produced stellar multi-sport career at Dimond High School, earning multiple postseason honors in basketball, softball and flag football … was selected First Team All-State by Alaska Association of Basketball Coaches and All-Cook Inlet Conference as a senior in 2013-14 … earned MVP of 2014 CIC Tournament, helping Lynx qualify for 4A State Tournament with 42 points to beat South Anchorage for 3rd place … selected to 2014 AABC Girls All-Star Game in April … as a junior, earned Third Team All-State, All-CIC and All-State Tournament Team honors, helping Lynx to runner-up at State … also aided Dimond’s CIC Tournament championship squad as a sophomore in 2011-12 … finished three-year varsity career with 1,056 points … earned third straight CIC Offensive Player of the Year award in flag football after quarterbacking Lynx to undefeated 2013 season … led Lynx to 48-2 record over course of career … lettered four times each in flag football and softball, plus three times in basketball … student body vice president as senior ... graduated summa cum laude with 4.13 GPA … played AAU ball for Team Alaska.


PERSONAL: Born Nov. 22, 1995 in Anchorage … daughter of Lon and Leonisa Thompson … brother Travis was all-conference guard for UAA men’s team from 2010-15 … enjoys hanging out with friends, baking and watching TV … double-major in accounting and marketing.

Career Highs
Points – 17 vs Western Washington, 3/4/17
Rebounds – 8 vs Western Oregon, 2/4/17
Assists – 5 vs Simon Fraser, 3/11/17
Blocks – 1, twice
Steals – 4, twice (last: at Simon Fraser, 2/25/17)

Career Statistics
Year    GP-GS  Min/ Avg  FG-FGA  Pct 3FG-FGA  Pct  FT-FTA  Pct
2015-16 39- 0  389/10.0  46-138 .333  35-104 .337   9- 11 .818
2016-17 32-32  822/25.7  95-223 .426  79-181 .436  16- 18 .889
TOTALS  71-32 1211/17.1 141-361 .391 114-285 .400  25- 29 .862


Year    GP-GS  OR- DR-REB/Avg  PF-D   A  TO  B   S  Pts/Avg
2015-16 39- 0  22- 43- 65/1.7  32-0  16  15  1  19  136/3.5
2016-17 32-32  38- 75-113/3.5  48-0  43  24  1  36  285/8.9
TOTALS  71-32  60-118-178/2.5  80-0  59  39  2  55  421/5.9


Position: Guard
Height: 5'7"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Anchorage
High School: Dimond HS
Experience: 2 Letters
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