Mueller appeared as a pinch-runner 26 times and scored 12 runs ... crossed home plate in her first collegiate game against Kentucky on Feb. 9 ... scored a run in three straight contests (both ends of a doubleheader at Cal Poly on March 27 and April 11 vs. Stanford) ... also scored in back-to-back appearances twice (March 9 & 10 vs. Long Beach State and Charleston Southern and April 14 & 21 vs. Washington and Utah).
CLOVIS HIGH SCHOOL
Mueller was a four-sport athlete at Clovis High School in Clovis, Calif. ... played two years as an outfielder in softball, four years as a midfielder in soccer, three years as a middle blocker in volleyball and two years as a hurdler in track and field ... coached in softball by Jeff Jennings and Aaron Cullen ... played club with Fresno Force.
Born Tara Ashley Mueller on March 23, 1993 in Long Beach, Calif. ... parents are Suzanne and Steve Mueller ... is the oldest of three children, with sister, Tori and brother, Chad ... chose to attend UCLA because it is the only school she ever wanted to go to and because it is the best of the best for academics and athletics ... says the No. 1 reason she competes in softball is because it equals happiness in her life and without it she'd be lost ... favorites include the TV shows "Glee" and "Two and a Half Men", the band The Black Eyed Peas, and the Los Angeles Angels and outfielder Torii Hunter ... biggest athletic thrill so far is when she came out of nowhere to make a diving catch in right-center field during a game ... favorite hobby is reading a good book ... undecided on a major.