Tamara Bal
Tamara Bal

Player Profile

Fair Oaks, CA

High School:
Bella Vista HS




2003-2004 -- Finished in the top-25 at the Texas A&M Invitational in the 100m backstroke with a season-best 59.77 ... Swam season-bests of 53.85 in the 100m freestyle and 1:57.83 in the 200m freestyle at the USC meet ... Made the Athletic Director's Honor Roll.

2002-2003 -- Had a pair of top-20 finishes in the 100 and 200 Back at the Husky Invitational ... Placed sixth in the 100 Back and eighth in the 200 Back against USC ... Swam season bests of 58.57 (100 Back) and 2:06.30 (200 Back) ... Made the Athletic Director's Honor Roll.

2001-2002 -- Placed first in the 100 back against San Diego/Boston College ... Season bests were 5:05.21 (500 Free), 58.02 (100 Back) and 2:06.32 (200 Back) ... Made the Athletic Director's Honor Roll.

High School -- Three-time scholastic All-American ...Junior National qualifier in the 100 Back, 200 Back, 200 IM and 500 Free ...Member of the U.S. Junior National team ...Holds high school record in the 100 Back ... Four-year letterman for coach Sheila Holley ...Competed for California Capital Aquatics under coach Mike Hastings.

Personal -- Full name is Tamara Monique Bal ...Chose UCLA because it is the best combination of athletics and academics and loved Coach Cyndi Gallagher ... Daughter of Adrian and Carol Bal ... Brother, Randall, is 2001 World Champion in the 50 Back ... Father, Adrian Bal, and grandmother, Jeanné Jones, also attended UCLA ...Born Sept. 23, 1983.

Bal's Career Bests
100 Free - 51.87
100 Back - 57.59