Tara Kane
Tara  Kane

Greensburg, Pa.

High School:
Hempfield Area Sr. High


Kane on Vanderbilt:
"Looking back on my last three years at Vanderbilt, I am very aware that my college career has been by no means 'normal.' I've spent many weekend evenings studying, and I've never known what it's like to have a day completely to myself, yet I've been a part of something great.

"As a member of the bowling team, I have contributed to changing Vanderbilt sports history and traveled the country with some of the truest friends I will ever have. As a student and a member of Habitat for Humanity, I have developed an ever deeper appreciation for education and the opportunities I have to change the world.

"Achieving my fullest potential as a student and an athlete has been the greatest and most rewarding challenge of my life thus far. Upon graduation I will have accomplished the main goal of the Class of 2009, but most importantly, my accomplishments as a Vanderbilt bowler will forever be uniquely mine."

Vanderbilt Bowling Highlights:

2007-08: Earned Academic All-American honors for second time... Averaged 198 over 57 games with 31 over 200... Named to All-America team for third time... Four Top-10 finishes with a third place at Holiday Classic... High game 247 at Ozark Invitational.

2006-07: Averaged 194 in 57 games... 25 games over 200 with 10 over 225... High game 256 at Central Missouri... Earned third team All-America honors.

2005-06: Made school history by becoming the program's first tournament champion, winning the Arkansas State Invitational... Averaged 199 over 63 games... High game was 268 at Holiday Classic... Had four Top-8 finishes along with three games over 265... Earned honorable mention All-America honors... Also named second team All-Central Region.

Prep Bowling Highlights:
Personal Established Pennsylvania state record with a series of 775... Won Pennsylvania state meet in 2002 and was second in 2003.

Born on Sept. 17, 1986 in Jeannette, Pa. ... Daughter of Robert and Karen Kane... Member of Omicron Delta Kappa and Mortar Board, senior honor societies... Dean's List every semester except one... President of Sociology Majors and Minors Association... Executive board of Vanderbilt's chapter of Habitat for Humanity.

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