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    Tara Hyer  
    Tara Hyer

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Tampa, FL

    High School:
    Academy of Holy Names

    Height:
    5-6

    Event:
    Diving

    Birthdate:
    02/09/1987


    AS A SENIOR:
    Excelled off the 1-meter board at the Shamrock Invitational with a season-best score of 254.48 ... totaled 239.50 points in the same event during the final round of the BIG EAST Championships ... also recorded 248.70 points off the low board at Minnesota ... best mark from 3-meters above the water came during the Shamrock Invitational (287.77) ... her final's score (263.50) at the BIG EAST meet ranked just behind her prelim score of 272.60 among her best performances on the season ... the output placed her third at the league meet for an all-BIG EAST honor.

    AS A JUNIOR:
    Qualified for two events at the BIG EAST Championships ... one of team's top divers ... finished third in the 3-meter to earn BIG EAST honors ... the number one diver for the Irish in the platform (six dives) with a career best 163.95 ... was the second best on the team in the 3-meter with six dives with her career-best performance (271.20) versus Louisville ... performed a career best in the 1-meter (11 dives) at the Michigan Invitational with a score of 226.80 ... awarded Diving Coaches Award at the end of the season.

    AS A SOPHOMORE:
    One of most experienced divers on the team and in the conference ... finished second on the team in the 1-meter dive and third in the 3-meter dive ... qualified for the BIG EAST meet in both the 1-meter and 3-meter dives ... finished eighth in the 1-meter dive with 203.15 points ... all-BIG EAST in the 3-meter dive as she finished behind Kristin Caiazzo of Pittsburgh and teammate Lucy Hirt ... it was the second time she has been all-BIG EAST in her career ... won the exhibition platform diving event at the 2006 BIG EAST meet with a total of 156.10 points ... swam in the 200 Fly at the Michigan Invitational ... she finished 14th and gained three points for the Irish in the competition against Illinois and Michigan.

    AS A FRESHMAN:
    One of the team's top three divers ... second on the team in 1-meter and third in 3-meter ... also a top performer in platform diving ... qualified for the BIG EAST meet in both 1- and 3-meter diving ... finished third in the 3-meter diving at the 2006 BIG EAST Championships ... 2006 NCAA diving qualifier in the 1-meter and 3-meter diving ... also earned all-conference honors in 3-meter diving ... finished second in 3-meter diving behind teammate Meghan Perry-Eaton with a score of 431.25 ... also placed sixth in 1-meter diving at the conference meet with a point total of 221.30 ... won the exhibition platform diving event at the BIG EAST meet with a total of 146.25 points ... top 1-meter effort of the year (six dives) came in her initial collegiate competition versus Evansville.

    THE HYER FILE:
    Four-year first-team All-America diver and state runner-up ... four-year letter winner in both diving and swimming at Academy of the Holy Names (Fla.) ... also earned two varsity letters in basketball as a point guard ... owns the highest dual-meet total for diving for her school and district ... four-time all-conference, all-city and all-state diver ... captained her team and was team MVP all four seasons ... ranked nationally for four years as a prep diver ... went undefeated as a junior and senior ... MVP of basketball team during her sophomore campaign ... member of the National Honor Society ... brother, Sean, was an accomplished diver at Notre Dame and was her high school diving coach ... he broke all the University records from 1991-94 and still holds the 11-dive 3-meter mark (579.60) for both Notre Dame and the Rolfs Aquatic Center ... all five older brothers were collegiate divers: Sean, Raymond (Villanova), Bobby (Georgetown), Michael (Boston College), and Tim (Duke) ... Bobby also played lacrosse at Georgetown ... born Sept. 9, 1985, in Manhasset, N.Y. ... daughter of Kathleen and Raymond Hyer ... graduated from the College of Arts and Letters as a design major

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