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TARA McCONNELL #2

Catcher…Junior…5'4"
Henderson, KY (Henderson County)
Bats/Throws: R/R
MAJOR: Pre-Dental Hygiene

2008: Started 45 of USI's 54 games behind the plate...hit .258 with six doubles, two home runs, and 20 RBIs...batting average was as high as .317 midway through the season...had seven multi-hit games and five games with at least two RBIs...went 5-for-7 with a home run, two doubles, a pair of runs scored, and four RBIs in USI's doubleheader sweep of Drury.

2007: Made a big impact on the team as a freshman when she hit .246 with eight doubles, a home run, and 14 RBIs...played in 50 games and made 41 starts, 14 of which came behind the plate...went 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBIs as well as the game-winning hit in USI's 3-2 victory over Lander...recorded two or more hits in four contests and two or more RBIs in three games...had a season-high three RBIs in USI's 16-1 victory over Lander.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Henderson County High School (Henderson, Kentucky) where she earned eight varsity letters in softball and basketball...helped HCHS to three district championships as well as the 2005 and 2006 regional championships...HCHS finished third in the Kentucky High School Athletic Association State Tournament in 2005 and fifth in the KHSAA State Tournament in 2006...earned All-District honors in 2004 and 2006 as well as All-Region honors in 2006...also earned Academic All-State honors as a freshman in 2003 when she was the Rookie of the Year...batted .370 with her travel team...helped her travel team to the ASA (A) Indiana State Championship.

PERSONAL: Born January 19, 1988...daughter of Trent and Sheila McConnell.

Career Statistics
Yr     BA   GP   AB   R   H  RBI  2B  3B  HR  TB  BB  SO  SB  FLD%
07   .246   50  122  16  30   14   8   0   1  41  12  19   0  .961
08   .258   47  128  11  33   20   6   0   2  45   8  26   1 1.000
Tot. .252   97  250  27  63   34  14   0   3  86  20  45   1  .990


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