Tara Harris
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    Tara Harris

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Gilroy, Calif.

    High School:
    Notre Dame

    Height:
    5-5

    Event:
    Vault, Beam, Floor

    03/21/2011

    Air Force vs. Eastern Michigan

    Action photos from the Falcons dual meet with Easterm Michigan on March 2.

    02/16/2011

    Air Force vs. Bridgeport

    Action photos from Air Force's home match with Bridgeport on Saturday, Feb. 12.

    02/08/2011

    Air Force at Denver Quad Meet

    Action photos from the Falcons' season-opening meet at No. 13 Denver on Jan. 8.

    02/05/2011

    Air Force vs. Seattle Pacific

    Action photos from Air Force's home opener against Seattle Pacific on Jan. 22.

    12/29/2010

    Blue-Silver Intrasquad Meet

    The Air Force women's gymnastics team hosted its annual Blue-Silver Intrasquad Meet on Dec. 4.

    FRESHMAN (2010): Competed in every event for the Falcons...was a member of the balance beam lineup for all 13 competitions...scored a career-best 9.750 in the regular season finale against Denver...helped the Falcons to their highest team score in six years at that meet...competed on the vault in 12 meets...recorded a career-best 9.650 on that event during the Falcons' meet at Denver...participated on the floor exercise during seven of the first eight meets, tallying a personal-high of 9.275 against UC Davis...competed on the uneven bars and all-around in four meets...scored a season-high 9.150 at the Texas Woman's University Quad...also set a career-best all-around score of 36.700 at that meet.

    HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Notre Dame High School...lifetime member of the California Scholastic Federation...AP Scholar...member of the Interact Club...served as president of the Black Student Union in 2008...ran cross country as a freshman...competed at the club level for Airborne Gymnastics...coached by Justin Howell...served as co-captain of team during the 2009 season...won the vault title at the 2009 Western National Championships...placed third in the all-around at that meet...2009 regional champion on the vault and all-around...won the 2009 California state titles on the vault, floor exercise and all-around...four-time regional competitor...three-time Western National competitor...helped club place first at the state championship meet in 2008...member of the Region I team that won the 2008 Western National Championships.

    PERSONAL: Full name is Tara Jeanne Harris...daughter of Kenneth Harris and Valerie Holdt...has two older brothers, Paul and Daniel...majoring in operations research...also earning a minor in Spanish...named to the Dean's List and Athletic Director's List...favorite event is the vault, because "it is the best feeling in the world when you stick a vault while the whole crowd is watching and cheering for you"...modeled during childhood...active in community service...created a gymnastics program for underprivileged children at a low-income apartment complex..."it was an amazing feeling to be able to share with kids what I had spent 10 years of my life doing"...hobbies include snowboarding, baking, shopping and hiking...spent the summer completing jump and combat survival training...member of Cadet Squadron 30.

    Inside Women's Gymnastics