15 Tara Melton

BEFORE UAA: Played two seasons at Glendale Community College in Arizona, helping squad to 54-8 combined record and earning NJCAA First Team All-America honors as sophomore in 2016 ... ranked 3rd nationally with .435 attack percentage and 47th nationally with 3.05 kills per set in 2016, along with 0.31 aces and 0.78 blocks per set for Gauchos squad that went 14-2 in league play and made second straight district finals appearance ... posted .354 att.% (14th nationally) and 2.03 kps as freshman in 2015, aiding GCC team that went 31-3 and placed 3rd at NJCAA National Tourney ... had seven double-digit kills matches as rookie, including season-high 14 in 3-2 District Finals win over Scottsdale and 13 in NJCAA 3rd place match (3-0 win vs Des Moines Area) ... graduated with honors.

HIGH SCHOOL: Led Cactus High to back-to-back State runner-up finishes last two seasons, including as senior in team's first year at Div. II level ... earned all-state honors in final two years and was West Valley Preps' two-time Player of the Year ... earned best blocker award at 2013 Greenway Classic.

CLUB TEAM: Club Arrowhead

PERSONAL: Born Dec. 11, 1996 ... daughter of David and Jo Melton ... has one brother, Trevor ... English major.

Position: Middle Blocker
Height: 6'0"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Glendale, Ariz.
High School: Cactus HS
Other College: Glendale CC
Experience: Transfer
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