AS A JUNIOR IN 2009: Played a key role in the Jaguars’ fortunes for third straight season … Helped lead ASU to 22 victories, the second-most in school history … Appeared in 113 sets and in 30 of 34 matches … Ranked second on the squad in hitting percentage (.196), third on the team in blocks with 69 and fourth on the squad with 167 kills … Tallied one double-double with 10 kills and 18 digs vs. Lenoir-Rhyne on Sept. 11 … Enjoyed four outings with double-figure kills totals … Notched a season-high 15 kills at Montevallo on Oct. 3 … Recorded a season-best 30 attacks on two different occasions … Posted a season-high 18 digs and five assists at Lenoir-Rhyne … Turned in season highs for aces (four) and blocks (six) at L-R and vs. Montevallo, respectively.
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2008: Played in 34 of 35 matches and made 19 starts … Ranked fifth on the squad in kills with 100 and in attack percentage (.171) … Ranked fourth on the team in blocks with 71 (0.69 bpg.) … Racked up a season-high nine kills at Lees-McRae and at Chowan … Also recorded a season-best .500 attack percentage vs. Lees-McRae on Aug. 29 … Notched a season-high 29 attacks at USC Aiken on Oct. 3 … Dished out five assists vs. Lees-McRae … Posted a season-best eight digs vs. Montevallo on Sept. 12 … Season highs included four aces against Anderson on Oct. 10 and six blocks vs. UNC Pembroke on Sept. 27.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2007: Played in 31 matches and appeared in 86 games as an outside hitter … Booked a season high 10 kills against Armstrong Atlantic on Nov. 11 … Tallied 98 kills on the season … Ranked fourth on the team in blocks … Notched 33 assists against Converse on Sept. 3 .
HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered three years for coach Mary Luning at Loveland High School in Loveland, Ohio … Earned three letters while playing for coach Matt Whitmore … An honorable mention all-state selection … Earned the 2006 Tiger Award … Named Player of the Week on Sept. 29, 2006 … Ranked in the top 10 city poll in kills, kill efficiency, aces and blocks … A 2005 and 2006 academic all-star … Named to the Honor Roll every quarter … Played four years of club ball for Team Z and coach Kevin Hodge … Helped lead club team to third place in the nationals club division in 2005.
PERSONAL: Born April 17, 1989 in Cincinnati, Ohio … Daughter of Rick and Tawnya Childress … Full name is Tarah Marie Childress … Older brother Ryan is a former member of the University of Tennessee men’s basketball program … Person she most admires is her mom … Enjoys going to the movies, playing sand beach volleyball, scrapbooking, making people gifts and volunteering for the Boys and Girls Club of America in her free time… Plans on majoring in biology (pre-dentistry) … Her career goal is to get a job right out of college and enter into a partnership … Lists fruit as her favorite food … Considers Danielle Meyer to be her favorite athlete … She’d like to switch places for a day with any celebrity … Her favorite pre-game ritual is listening to music … Considers The Notebook to be her favorite movie … Her favorite vacation spot is Aruba … Lists Brad Pitt and Jennifer Garner as her favorite actor and actress … Her favorite sport other than volleyball is football … Lists anything country as her favorite musician/musical group … If she could be any character in a movie, she’d prefer to be Jennifer Garner’s character in 13 Going On 30.