Tarah McShane

#24 Tarah McShane

HT. 5'5"
YR. Fr.
HOMETOWN Streamwood, Ill.
HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL) St. Edward Central Catholic

2013: Appeared in 54 games for the Crusaders as a sophomore, starting 51 times ... made 38 starts at designated player and 13 starts at catcher ... hit .255 with 20 runs scored and 23 RBIs ... tied for Horizon League lead with 15 doubles on the year, tied for the fifth-most in a single season in Crusader history ... posted 10 multi-hit games, seven multi-RBI games and four multi-run games ...went 3-for-4 against Pitt Feb. 24 ... hit first career home run Mar. 9 against Colgate, part of a 2-for-3, 2-RBI performance ... registered 4-for-4 day at the plate at Florida Gulf Coast Mar. 13, scoring a run and driving in two ... went 3-for-4 with three RBIs, two doubles and a triple in home opener against Western Illinois Mar. 28 ... went 2-for-3 with one run scored, an RBI and two doubles in series opener Apr. 1 versus Wright State ... followed with a 3-for-4, 2-R, 2-RBI effort against the Raiders in the opener of a doubleheader the next day, including a triple ... picked up a double and a home run in 2-for-4, 2-R, RBI game in opener at IUPUI May 1 ... became the only Crusader with a pair of four-hit games on the season May 4 in nightcap marathon win over Youngstown State, going 4-for-6 with two runs scored and two doubles ... scored game-tying run in 12th inning of win against the Penguins and then scored walk-off run in the 14th inning ... had a big game to help send Valpo to Championship Saturday of HL Championship May 10 against Wright State, going 2-for-3 with two runs scored and four RBIs on a grand slam.

2012: Made six appearances during rookie season with the Crusaders ... pinch-hit Feb. 24 at UT-Chattanooga and Mar. 10 against Creighton ... also earned four outings as a defensive replacement behind the plate, tallying five putouts ... drew a walk May 2 against Western Michigan.

Prep: A four-year letterwinner for the Green Wave ... All-Conference honoree all four years ... Conference Player of the Year as a senior ... four-time Daily Herald All-Area team selection ... two-time Courier News All-Area selection ... named offensive MVP twice ... hit .518 as a senior with eight home runs and eight triples ... ended career as a .484 hitter ... also lettered in basketball and volleyball ... member of the state championship basketball team at Driscoll Catholic, which she attended through her sophomore year ... played five years for Chi-Town Express, which won 16U Chicagoland Metros and finished in top 16 at 16U ASA nationals ... also finished in top 16 at 14U NSA World Series ... also played one year for Orland Park A’s.

Personal: Tarah is the daughter of Steve and Noel McShane ... major is psychology ... born September 7, 1992.