Bucknell Women's Water Polo Ends Season with 7-6 Win Over George Washington, Finishes Seventh at Eastern Championship
Tara Murao Dishes Out Career-High Five Assists
Balanced Scoring, Strong Defense Lead Bucknell Women's Water Polo to 10-3 Victory Over Mercyhurst to Open Eastern Championship
Bison Advance to Play Top-Seeded Indiana at 3:20 p.m.
Bison and Lakers Will Play Opening Game of Three-Day Event
Bucknell Women's Water Polo Loses to No. 12 Princeton and George Washington at Southern Championships
Bison Will Play for Fifth Place Sunday at 9 a.m.
Bison to Face No. 12 Princeton and George Washington on Saturday
Ranks 7th on Bucknell's career ejections drawn list (99).
2012: Regular member of starting lineup for first time in career ... third on team in assists (37) and fifth in points (41) ... 37 assists rank 15th on Bison single-season ledger ... also among team leaders in steals (29) and ejections drawn (44) ... at least one assist in 10 consecutive games mid-season ... four straight multi-assist games during Spring Break trip to California ... season-high four assists in regular-season finale vs. George Washington ... 13 outings with multiple ejections drawn ... earned ACWPC All-Academic Award ... also a member of CWPA Scholar-Athlete Team
2011: Valuable reserve who appeared in 24 games, starting two ... scored nine goals on 27 shots, among the best ratio on the team ... tallied season-high three points vs. Wagner and Harvard ... season-high two goals came on opening weekend vs. Wagner ... fourth on squad with 21 ejections drawn ... posted five ejections drawn in four games at Eastern Championship.
2010: Named team's Rookie of the Year ... physical player who drew 34 ejections to rank third on team ... saw action in all 27 games ... started nine times, including twice at Eastern Championship ... nine starts was most among freshmen ... tallied 11 goals and eight assists ... ranked eighth on team with 19 points ... two-time CWPA Southern Division Rookie of the Week ... drew at least one ejection in 10 of final 11 games and 20 of 27 overall ... earned ACWPC All-Academic Award ... also a member of CWPA Scholar-Athlete Team.
Before Bucknell: Earned three letters in water polo at Palo Alto High School ... attended same high school as senior teammate Hallie Kennan ... team captain as a senior ... first-time all-league ... first-team All-CCS ... Palo Alto Daily Second Team choice ... Palo Alto Weekly First Team selection ... San Jose Mercury Second Team honoree ... team MVP ... CCS All-Star ... also a two-year member of swimming team ... swimming team captain ... earned The Viking Award as the most inspirational ... earned Alan K. Herrick Memorial Award.
Personal: Tara Alexandra Murao ... born Sept. 18, 1991 in Palo Alto, Calif. ... daughter of John and Nancy Murao ... has an older brother, Kyle, and an older sister, Alana ... father played soccer at Stanford ... brother swam at the University of Chicago ... grandfather was a quarterback at CalTech ... other grandfather played basketball at Springfield College ... majoring in French and history.