High School- Listed among PrepVolleyball.com's 21 finalists for 2005 National Senior of the Year and was named a High School All-American by PrepVolleyball ... four-year letterwinner and three-year starter for Naperville Central High School ... holds Naperville Central's all-time kills record with 1,315 ... ranked ninth in Illinois state history in kills and is the 13th player in state history to tally 500 kills in a single season ... had 507 kills in 2005 and added 284 digs, 29 blocks and 28 service aces ... a three-time (2003, 2004, 2005) Daily Herald All-Area and Naperville Sun All-City First Team selection ... earned DuPage Valley All-Conference honors the same three seasons and was a unanimous pick in 2004 and 2005 ... a Gazette (Champaign, Ill.) All-State First Team selection in 2004 and 2005 and the Player of the Year in 2005 ... also a 2004 and 2005 Chicago Sun Times First Team All-Area pick ... named to the Chicago Tribune's 2005 All-State First Team ... helped lead Naperville Central to the 2005 Illinois Class AA State Championship as well as the 2005 DuPage Valley Conference title ... received All-Tournament team honors at the St. Charles East Mizuno Cup in 2005 and the Glenbard East Autumn Fest in 2004 and 2005 ... a three-time DuPage Valley Conference All-Academic Team selection and is a two-year member of the National Honor Society ... Illinois State Scholar Award (top ten percent in state) ... a high honor roll student all eight semesters ... has played for the Sports Performance Volleyball Club the past three years ... served as a co-captain in 2006 ... led Sports Performance to third-places finishes at the 2006 AAU and USAVB National tournaments ... team won the 18-Open USAVB National Tournament in 2005 as well as the 18-year old division at 2005 AAU Nationals ... selected as a 2004 AAU All-American after helping Sports Performance to first place in the 16-year old division.
Personal- Daughter of Jane and Rex Hester ... born 4/16/88 in Naperville, Ill. ... has two older brothers ... father played basketball at Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa ... enjoys reading, movies, musicals and cooking ... volunteers at a local food pantry Loaves and Fishes ... also tutors junior high students.
Why Tara chose UVa- "I chose Virginia because the Grounds are beautiful, and the great combination of athletics and academics really appealed to me."
Success Won't Change Cavaliers' MentalityMen's Basketball10/27/16Virginia, which reached the NCAA tournament's Elite Eight in 2015-16, was picked to finish third in the ACC this season.Morse Making Seamless Transition at UVAWomen's Soccer10/26/16Midfielder Zoe Morse has played the most of any freshman for No. 8 Virginia, which closes the regular season Thursday night at Louisville.Ellis Thrilled to Back in CoachingWrestling10/24/16The newest member of the Virginia wrestling team's coaching staff is assistant Mark Ellis, who won an NCAA title as a heavyweight at Missouri.
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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
Virginia Faces Georgia Tech, Clemson on the Road
W. Volleyball | 10/27/2016
The Virginia volleyball team plays on the road at Georgia Tech and Clemson Friday and Saturday.
Virginia Falls 3-0 to Miami
W. Volleyball | 10/22/2016
The Virginia volleyball team fell 3-0 (25-19, 26-24, 25-18) to Miami on Saturday night in...
Virginia Falls 3-0 to No. 12 Florida State
W. Volleyball | 10/21/2016
The Virginia volleyball team fell 3-0 (27-25, 25-22, 25-16) to No. 12 Florida State on Friday...
Virginia Volleyball hosts No. 12 Florida State, Miami
W. Volleyball | 10/20/2016
The Virginia volleyball team hosts No. 12 Florida State on Friday at 7 p.m. and Miami on Saturday...
Virginia Falls 3-1 at Duke
W. Volleyball | 10/15/2016
The Virginia volleyball team fell 3-1 (25-20, 28-30, 25-23, 25-20) to Duke on Saturday night at...
Virginia’s Rally Falls Short at Wake Forest
W. Volleyball | 10/14/2016
The Virginia volleyball team fell in a five-set battle at Wake Forest, 3-2 (25-21, 25-21, 20-25, ...
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W. Volleyball | 10/13/2016
The Virginia volleyball team will play at Wake Forest on Friday (Oct. 14) at 7:30 p.m. and at...
Virginia Defeats Clemson in Straight Sets
W. Volleyball | 10/08/2016
Seniors Jasmine Burton and Haley Kole lead the Virginia volleyball team to a sweep over Clemson...
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