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University of Miami Athletics

Tara Eddings




North Bend, Wash.

High School

Mount Si HS

Junior (2008-09)
Rowed the season in the junior varsity four boat before moving to the varsity boat … Also competed in singles sculls action … Rowed bow in the 2V4+ boat at The Head of the Oklahoma Regatta pulling in a time of 17:17.551 … Competed in singles action in a tri-race with Nova Southeastern and Barry, take top honors with a time of 18:16.2 … Rowed stroke in a tri-race against Dowling College and Rochester, helping the junior varsity four boat to a second place mark of 7:58.81 … Picked up a win in varsity four action against BIG EAST power UConn … Sat stroke in the varsity four at the ACC Championships, earning a fifth place time of 8:34.35 in the race … Rowed six seat in her only second varsity eight action at the Aramark Sprints South/Central Regional Championships … Helped push UM to a fourth place finish defeating boats from Alabama and Kansas State in the “C” finals … Advanced to the finals the previous day with a fourth place finishing time of 6:56.55 rowing in the same six seat position.

Redshirt Sophomore (2007-08)
Served as bow for UM and the varsity eight … Helped the Hurricanes’ V8 squad to a win over Eastern Michigan (7:07.32) … Guided the `Canes to a fourth place finish at bow in the ACC Championships with a time of 6:46.3 … Rowed on the V8 “B” team in the season-opening competition at the Rivanna Romp in Charlottesville, Va. … Team recorded a time of 15:15.92 in that performance … V8 collected a second-place time of 6:44.64 against in-state foe UCF (Mar. 29) in Orlando … Rowed seven seat against Jacksonville (Apr. 26) where the `Canes “A” boat scored a time of 5:52.6 … Also helped the V4 “B” crew to a second place mark (6:22.7) against the Dolphins while serving as stroke … Came back to help her 2V8 boat place fifth at the Aramark Central/South Sprints with a time of 7:14.40 on the day.

Sophomore (2006-07)
Redshirted during the 2006-07 season.

High School/Prep
In 2004, placed second at Regionals in the single …Placed first in double at Head of the Lake and Tail of the Lake … Played varsity basketball for three years … Was also a member of the girl’s golf team in 2003 … Named to the Honor Roll each year in high school.

Majoring in Exercise Physiology … Daughter of Susan and Joe Eddings … Father owns the Twin Star Car Wash … Chose to attend the University of Miami because it was something different than the little valley that she lived in her entire life.

At the Starting Line with Eddings
Enjoys wakeboarding, scuba diving and hiking in her spare time … Also enjoys fishing … Says her first impression of Miami was that it was warm, beautiful and going to be her new home for many years to come … Says Michael Phelps is her favorite athlete because of his amazing nature inside and out.