|HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL)
2011: Saw action in four matches off of the bench for Valpo ... played a season-high 20 minutes against Air Force (Sept. 25).
2010: Appeared in 12 matches, drawing two starts, as a freshman ... made collegiate debut Aug. 29 at Evansville ... made first collegiate start at Milwaukee (Oct. 8) ... tallied 11 shot attempts, two of which were on goal ... had three shots in the season finale against Youngstown State (Oct. 24) ... played a season-high 54 minutes at Milwaukee.
Prep: A four-year letterwinner for the Indians ... a Second Team All-State selection as a senior after earning Honorable Mention All-State accolades as a junior ... led team to the state Final Four in 2006 ... a four-time All-Duneland Conference selection ... a two-time First Team All-District selection ... earned Second Team All-District honors as a freshman ... named All-State Top Team Player in 2008 and 2009 ... a two-time team Most Valuable Player ... led team in scoring as a freshman and senior ... a two-time Academic All-State pick ... led Portage to a DAC co-championship in 2007 ... led the Indians to the sectional title as a senior.
Personal: Tara is the daughter of Robert and Vanessa Ellis ... major is biology ... born April 11, 1992.