27 Tara Martin
27 - Tara Martin
Height: 5-9
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Jacksonville Beach, FL
High School: Episcopal School of Jacksonville
Position: OH

Freshman (2018):
Strong second half of the season saw her emerge as a key contributor ... Appeared in 23 matches and totaled 62 sets of play ... UAA Rookie of the Year ... Ended the year fourth on the team and 21st among UAA players in kills average (2.37 kps) ... .261 hitting percentage (147-56--349) slotted her 15th  on the UAA chart ... Posted four matches of double-figure kills and led or shared for team honors in that department on four occasions ... Played in all three sets in a sweep of No. 9 Washington University (Oct. 14) at the UAA Round Robin II, hitting a team-high .583 (8-1--12) while contributing two service aces and four digs ... Tied for the team lead with 11 successful attack attempts and hit .409 (11-2--22) in a 3-0 victory over Colorado College in the semifinals of the NCAA Mount Berry Regional ... Posted a keen .467 attack percentage (8-1--15) with her kills total tying for second on the team in the 3-0 triumph over Calvin College (Nov. 17) in the NCAA Championships match ... No. 2 on the club with 11 terminations, went 7-for-7 in serve-receive opportunities and contributed two blocks (0-2) in a 3-0 decision over Chicago in the UAA Championships contest (Nov. 3) ... Competed in two sets and totaled a match-leading nine kills while hitting .429 in a sweep of Covenant College (Sept. 1) ... Led the Emory effort with nine kills and hit .421 (9-1--19) in a sweep of Otterbein (Sept. 7) ... Hit a match-high .533 (9-1--15) with her kills mark second on the club in a 3-0 triumph vs. Randolph-Macon (Oct. 26).

High School
Four-year member of the volleyball program at the Episcopal School of Jacksonville ... Was coached by Philippa Marks ... Served as a team captain her final season ... Outstanding final campaign saw her blast away for 371 kills, hitting nearly 45 percent in the process, post 308 digs and compile 60 aces ... Helped her team to a semifinal berth in the Class 5A state tournament ... Florida Times Union All First Coast First Team pick and was named the publication's All-First Coast Player of the Year ... Tabbed to the all-tournament team at the Monteverde Invitational ... Academic All-America First Team as chosen by prepvolleyball.com ... As a junior she was an All-First Coast First Team honoree and all-tourney selection at both the Episcopal and Bolles Invitationals ...  Racked up 292 kills and amassed 310 digs ... Named her team's MVP on two occasions ... Totaled 1,018 terminations and 1,008 digs over her career ... Helped her squad to region and district titles her final year ... National Honor Society ... Cum Laude Society ... AP Scholar with Honor

Daughter of Robert and Nancy Martin ... Plans to major in applied mathematics ... Born Dec. 29.

"I chose Emory for its strong and varied academic programs, diverse student body, competitive volleyball program, warm and sunny location in a major metropolitan area, and its happy and welcoming students.  GO EAGLES!"

Career Stats

2018 62 - 23 147 2.37 2 49 12 0.19
TOTALS 62 -23 147 2.37 2 49 12 0.19