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15 Tara Melton

2017 (Jr.): Started 28 of 30 matches and played 116 of 122 sets for UAA club that went 19-11 and reached NCAA Tournament ... ranked fourth on team in kills per set (1.46) and attack percentage (.217) ... voted GNAC co-Newcomer of the Year by league's coaches ... led Seawolves and ranked 10th in GNAC with 0.97 blocks per set ... posted at least 5 kills in 22 matches, including season-high 11 on .269 hitting in 5-set home win over No. 25 Central Washington ... posted at least 5 total blocks on eight occasions, including 10 in 5-set loss to Azusa Pacific ... hit UAA season-high .692 with 10 kills and 4 total blocks in 4-set road win over Saint Martin's ... other top efforts included 7 kills on .462 hitting in 4-set home win over Alaska Fairbanks; 6 kills on .400 hitting in sweep of Cal State LA; 9 kills on .261 hitting and 4 block assists in 5-set home win over Simon Fraser; and 7 kills on .333 hitting and 7 total blocks (3 solo) in 5-set road win over Concordia-Portland.

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.

Career Highs
Kills – 11 vs Central Washington, 10/26/17
Attacks – 26 vs Central Washington, 10/26/17
Attack Pct. – .692 (10-1-13) at Saint Martin's, 10/21/17
Aces – 0
Assists – 3 at Seattle Pacific, 10/19/17
Block Assists – 10 vs Azusa Pacific, 9/2/17
Block Solos – 3 at Concordia-Portland, 10/13/17
Total Blocks – 10 vs Azusa Pacific, 9/2/17
Digs – 3 at Rocky Mountain, 9/15/17

Career Stats
Season  SP MP   K  K/S  E  TA   Pct   A  A/S  SA SA/S  SE
2017   122-30 169 1.46 78 420  .217   5 0.04   0 0.00   0

Season DIG  D/S  RE  BS  BA  TB  B/S BE  BHE  Points Pts/S
2017    25 0.22   1  13 100 113 0.97  8    0   232.0  2.00

Position: Middle Blocker
Height: 6'0"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Glendale, Ariz.
High School: Cactus HS
Other College: Glendale CC
Experience: 1 Letter
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