Cardinal Capsule

Nov. 3, 2000


Tara Conrad
Sport:Women's Soccer
Year: Junior
Position:Middle Blocker
Height:6-3
Hometown: Torrence, CA
High School: West HS
Major:American Studies
Stanford Athletics Highlights: Currently averages 2.84 kills, 0.84 blocks and 1.63 digs per contest this season ... Posted career-highs of 24 kills and 26 digs versus Washington State (10/6/00) ... Averaged a combined 2.55 kills per game in her first two seasons as a part-time starter at middle blocker ... Ranked third on the team and in the Pac-10 with a 1.32 block per game average as a sophomore, while blocking at a rate of 1.19 blocks per game in rookie campaign ... Finished fourth on the club with a 2.53 kill per game average as a junior ... Had a career-high 13 blocks at Arizona State (11/12/99) in her sophomore season ... Named honorable mention All-Conference and earned a spot on the Pacific Regional All-Tournament team in sophomore year.

NICKNAME
T.

FAVORITE FOOD
Milk.

FAVORITE MUSIC ARTIST
Whitney Houston.

FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM
My Lake Show (a.k.a. the Los Angeles Lakers).

FAVORITE PLACE TO HANG OUT
My room.

BEST BOOK YOU HAVE READ
'Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimb'

FAVORITE CLASS
Remembering and Misremembering.

FAVORITE HOBBY
Scrapbooking.

FAVORITE VIDEO GAME
Pac-Man.

FAVORITE TV SHOW
Friends.

FAVORITE ATHLETE
A.C. Green.

FAVORITE NON-VOLLEYBALL ACTIVITY
Hanging out with my friends.

ONE WORD THAT DESCRIBES YOU
Funny.

IF YOU WERE GOING ON A ROAD TRIP AND COULD ONLY TAKE ONE CD, WHICH ONE WOULD YOU TAKE?
The one my boyfriend made me.

BEST VACATION OR TRIP YOU HAVE EVER TAKEN
Bahamas.

OPPONENT YOU WOULD MOST LIKE TO BEAT
All of them.

HOW DO YOU PREPARE BEFORE A MATCH? DO YOU HAVE ANY GAMEDAY SUPERSTITIONS?
I just relax.

IF YOU COULD PLAY ANOTHER SPORT AT STANFORD, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Golf.

BEST THING ABOUT BEING A STUDENT-ATHLETE AT STANFORD
The athlete community that it puts you in.

BEST PART ABOUT YOUR GAME
My hitting.

SOMEWHERE YOU HAVE NEVER BEEN THAT YOU WOULD MOST LIKE TO VISIT
Netherlands.

IF YOU COULD HAVE DINNER WITH A FAMOUS PERSON, WHO WOULD IT BE?
Shaq, so I could feel super small.

WHAT HAS BEEN THE HIGHLIGHT OF YOUR ATHLETIC CAREER TO THIS POINT?
Having an awesome Regional (Tournament) my sophomore year and being chosen to the All-Tournament team.

WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME?
Watch movies and hang out with Anthony.

MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSON IN YOUR LIFE
My mom.

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE TO ATTEND STANFORD?
It's the best. What more can be said.

WHAT IS SOMETHING ABOUT YOURSELF THAT FEW PEOPLE KNOW?
I almost always wear socks to bed.

WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO YOUNGSTERS WHO WANT TO PLAY COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL?
Just put in a little extra time and effort both off the court and in the classroom.

FAVORITE BREAKFAST CEREAL
Lucky Charms.

NOBODY KNOWS HOW MUCH I LIKE
Tomatoes.

EARLIEST VOLLEYBALL MEMORY
Seeing the varsity team in a hitting line my freshman year and wondering what they were doing.

FAVORITE PRE-MATCH MEAL
I really haven't found one yet.

FAVORITE VOLLEYBALL COURT TO PLAY ON AND WHY?
Maples Pavilion, you jump higher and you're in front of your home crowd, family and friends.

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