Tara Henry
Tara Henry

Player Profile

Orange, CA

High School:
El Modena




2006 Honors/Awards: Honorable Mention All-Pac-10.

2006 (Junior): Had an RBI single in the sixth inning of UCLA's WCWS win over Alabama. Was 2-for-3 in UCLA's season-ending loss to Northwestern at the WCWS. Hit .444 for UCLA's NCAA Regional, going 4-for-9 with three runs scored and a double. Went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and a double in the opener against Missouri State. Followed with a 2-for-3 performance against Long Beach State, scoring UCLA's second run of the game. UCLA's second-best hitter in Pac-10 play, going .367 with 13 runs scored and nine stolen bases. In UCLA's regular season finale at Stanford, went 2-for-3 with two runs scored. Went 2-for-3 with an RBI single and two runs scored against Oregon on May 5. Hit .429, going 3-for-7 with two runs scored against the Arizona schools the last weekend in April. Had a hit and two walks in UCLA's extra-innings loss to Washington April 26. Went 2-for-2 with a walk, two runs scored and three stolen bases in the nightcap. Hit .500 going 3-for-6 against the Oregon schools April 21-23. Scored twice in UCLA's 6-0 win at Washington on Apr 14. Was 2-for-3 and scored the game winning run on March 25 at Cal State Northridge. Went 2-for-3 with a run scored against UNLV on March 14. Knocked in the GWRBI in UCLA's 1-0, 10-inning win over Cal State Fullerton on March 8. Hit .313 at the Winsberg Tournament, going 5-for-16 with five runs scored and three RBI. Hit .364 with eight runs scored and five RBI at the Campbell/Cartier Tournament, exceeding her RBI total for the entire 2005 season (4). Had a two-RBI triple and a three-RBI game against UMass on Feb. 11. Drew three walks and scored four runs in the season opener against Sacramento State. Scored the game-tying run on Feb. 12 at SDSU.

2005 (Sophomore): Had a first-inning single and came around to score in UCLA's second game of the Women's College World Series, a 3-1 win over Tennessee. Also drew a walk in the fifth inning of that game and came around to score. Started 59 of 60 games for the Bruins in center field on the season. Had a bunt single in G2 of UCLA's Super Regional vs. Georgia and scored UCLA's second run of the game. Drew a one-out walk and came around to score, sparking UCLA's three-run first in G3 of the series. Tripled in the season opener at UC Santa Barbara. Primarily a slap hitter. Made several impressive running catches in the outfield, including two critical catches in the extra-innings game against Georgia (G1) on Feb. 4. Was UCLA's hottest hitter coming out of the Bulldog Classic tournament, going 3-for-3 with two runs scored and a stolen base against Fresno State in the tournament championship game. Scored UCLA's only run of the game on Apr. 9 at Cal. Had six putouts in UCLA's Apr. 10 win over the Golden Bears. Scored UCLA's first run of the day in that win over Cal. Had a bases-loaded two-RBI single in UCLA's win over ASU on Apr. 15.

2004 (Freshman): Lefty slapper who hit in the nine spot in the lineup and saw action in left field, particularly when Lisa Dodd was in the circle. Had the game-winning RBI in UCLA's victory over Cal State Fullerton on Mar. 30, a walk-off slap-hit single with the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh inning. Has a strong arm and three outfield assists. Pinch-ran in two games at Regionals and all four of UCLA's games at the WCWS. Pinch ran and scored UCLA's third and final run in the 2004 NCAA Championship game.

High School: Four-year letterwinner in softball and tennis at El Modena High School. Four-time All-CIF and All-League selection in softball. NFCA All-American. Team won league title in 2003. Two-time Orange County Register All-County Team selection. Four-time Scholar Athlete. Hit .417 as a senior with 17 stolen bases. Had three seasons over .400 at the plate. Stole 103 bases during her high school career. Played club softball with Batbusters, winning ASA Gold Nationals in 2002 and 2003. National Honor Society member.