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3 Tara Thompson

2015-16:
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 … engineering major.

Career Highs
Points – 12 vs William Jewell, 10/30/15
Rebounds – 5 at Hawaii-Hilo, 11/20/15
Assists – 2, four times (last: vs Western Washington, 2/25/16)
Blocks – 1 at Hawaii Pacific, 11/17/15
Steals – 3 vs Stanislaus State, 11/14/15

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

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



Position: Guard
Height: 5'7"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Anchorage
High School: Dimond HS
Experience: 1 Letter
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