March 28, 2011

NORMAN, Okla. - University of Oklahoma head volleyball coach Santiago Restrepo has announced the signing of Poth, Texas native Tara Dunn to a national-letter-of-intent. Dunn will begin competing for the Sooners during the 2011 season.

"Tara is a very gifted athlete," said Restrepo. "She has the ability to score from any position on the court. She's going to give us more depth at middle blocker and outside hitter. She will be a big asset to our program."

Dunn was named a 2010-11 UnderArmour High School All-American by the American Volleyball Coaches Association and a PrepVolleyball.com Senior Ace. She was named to LoneStar Volleyball's All-Texas team for two years and earned San Antonio News Express super team honors as a junior and senior. Dunn has been named to three consecutive Texas Girls Coaches Association all-state teams and was a TGCA all-star. The three-time district most valuable player, she was the MVP of the AA state tournament as a junior when PHS won the title.

Dunn played club volleyball for the Bexar County 18 Asics based out of Schertz, Texas.

Dunn is the daughter of Julie and Peter Dunn.

Tara Dunn Bio

High School
Earned four varsity letters at Poth High School under head coach Patti Zenner ... Recorded 1,654 kills, 243 aces, 1,172 digs and 282 blocks in her four-year high school career ... Hit .309 for her career ... A 2010-11 UnderArmour American Volleyball Coaches Association High School All-American ... PrepVolleyball.com Senior Ace ... Named to the LoneStar Volleyball All-Texas team two years ... Named to the San Antonio Express News super team as a junior and senior ... Earned Texas Girls Coaches Association all-state honors three straight years ... A TGCA all-star ... Earned district most valuable player honors three straight years ... A PrepVolleyball.com All-American as a junior ... Earned Express News all-area team most valuable player honors as a junior and sophomore ... Named MVP of the AA state tournament as a junior ... Texas Sports Writers Association AA Player of the Year as a junior ... LoneStarVolleyball.com Small School Player of the Year as a junior ... Led team to AA state championship ... TSWA honorable mention all-state as a sophomore ... Team was an area qualifier ... Named second team all-district as a freshman ... Team was a AA state finalist ... Named to numerous all-tournament teams throughout her career ... Academic All-State as a senior ... Named Academic All-District four straight years ... Also participated in basketball and track.

Club
Played two years under head coach Brad Bulycz for the Bexar County 18 Asics in Schertz, Texas.
 
Personal
Born Tara Cne' Dunn in Seguin, Texas ... Mother, Julie, played basketball for Texas Lutheran University ... Father, Peter, played football at Texas Lutheran University ... Has one younger brother, Heath.