The Irish take on the visiting Aggies from New Mexico State on the final day of the Notre Dame / adidas Invitational.
2009 NSCA All-American - 2009 Notre Dame Club of St. Joseph Valley Rockne Student-Athlete Award
AS A SENIOR (2009): Continued her trend of consistent and reliable play for the Irish around the net ... named a National Strength Coaches Association (NSCA) All-American for her work on the court and in the weight room ... boasted a team-best 1.05 blocks/set, which was 10th overall among league players ... her 1.28 blocks/set in conference play was seventh in the BIG EAST ... unleashed a season-high six kills in the 2009 opener with Denver (Aug. 28) and added three blocks ... landed three of her six attacks for points against Stanford (Aug. 29) ... five blocks against Wisconsin (Sept. 11) ... four blocks against Connecticut (Sept. 25) and Villanova (Oct. 4) ... season-best seven block performance came versus Cincinnati (Oct. 10) ... two kills and four blocks during a four-set win over Louisville (Oct. 11) ... four kills (.500) and five blocks for 7.0 points in a road victory at Pittsburgh (Oct. 17) ... four kills (.667) and four blocks in a four-set home win versus Seton Hall (Oct. 31) ... went for five kills (.625) and five blocks to close out her home career with a 3-1 win over USF (Nov. 15) ... recorded three blocks in a five-set defeat to Louisville (Nov. 21) in the BIG EAST Tournament.
AS A JUNIOR (2008): A steady force at the net for the Irish, complimenting Justine Stremick and Kellie Sciacca in the middle ... averaged 1.00 blocks/set with 37 block assists and four solo stuffs ... saw action in 41 sets ... tacked on 1.67 points/set with a .235 attack pct. and 37 kills ... served at a .903 clip with nine aces ... aced the opposition at least twice in three of her first five matches played on the season ... started the season with five kills on 13 swings (.231) and four blocks against IPFW (Aug. 29) ... had eight blocks in back-to-back matches against Valparaiso (Aug. 31) and Eastern Washington (Sept. 5) ... put down three kills at Idaho (Sept. 6) ... two kills and five blocks at USF (Sept. 26) ... recorded a season-high nine kills with three blocks at Georgetown (Sept. 28) for 10.5 points ... blocked five shots at Long Beach State (Oct. 21) ... also scooped 12 shots throughout the season.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2007): Had a hand in 38 blocks (0.51 blocks/set) while seeing action in 74 sets and 24 matches ... also recorded 11 kills, eight assists and six digs ... matched a career high with seven blocks against Villanova (Sept. 30) ... had a season-high three kills against Rutgers (Oct. 6) when she also recorded a .750 hitting average in the three-set affair ... posted multi-kill efforts against UC Santa Barbara (Sept. 14), Seton Hall (Sept. 29) and Marquette (Oct. 12) ... had two assists in contests with Marquette and No. 17 Louisville (Nov. 11) ... also finished with a .667 average against the Golden Eagles ... tacked on 4.5 points against Villanova (Sept. 30) ... recorded at least one block in all but seven of the matches in which she played ... part of a blocking core that helped Notre Dame rank 20th in the nation with 3.09 blocks/set as a team.
AS A FRESHMAN (2006): Talented middle blocker began the season with a career-best seven blocks against Bowling Green (Sept. 28) ... had a career-high five kills against Idaho (Sept. 2) in the Shamrock Invitational ... collected the first two solo blocks of her career against Kansas State (Sept. 9) in the Northern Iowa Invitational ... started the first match of her career at Northern Iowa (Sept. 9) ... also started against Butler (Sept. 15) and Syracuse (Oct. 8) ... contributed 21 kills, 24 blocks (0.75/set) and 37.5 points ... saw playing time in 32 sets.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Part of a seven-person incoming class that Volleyball Magazine and PrepVolleyball.com ranked among the top five groups in the country ... rated the No. 97 sophomore in the nation by PrepVolleyball.com in 2003 ... capped off a terrific prep career at Cardinal Gibbons (N.C.) by leading her team to a trio of appearances in the state championship - including victories in 2003 and 2005 - and a three-year record of 88-9 ... finished her high school playing days as the school's all-time leader in career kills and second in blocks ... Cardinal Gibbons retired her #16 playing jersey ... North Carolina High School Athletic Association's 2A all-state selection and a Wendy's High School Heisman nominee in 2005 after also being named the Cardinal Gibbons Female Athlete of the Year ... MVP of the 2005 Tiger Invitational Tournament ... TISACC Conference Player of the Year in 2004 ... her club team, Triangle, won regional titles in 2002, 2005 and 2006 ... paced Triangle to a fifth-place finish at the 2005 USA Junior Olympics ... valedictorian of her graduating class ... member of the National Honor Roll Society ... first North Carolina product to suit up for the Notre Dame volleyball program ... only two previous Notre Dame monogram winners have hailed from her hometown of Raleigh, N.C. - football players Winston Sandri (1988-90) and William David Thomas (2005) ... full name is Tara Marie Enzweiler ... daughter of Mary Ann and Mark Enzweiler ... attended Notre Dame with two younger brothers ... each of the three siblings were named high school valadictorian at Cardinal Gibbins ... last name is pronounced ENZ-while-er ... earned a spot on the Dean's list in the spring of 2008 ... member of Notre Dame's Academic Honors Program ... graduated from the College of Science with a degree in science business.