Position: Outside Hitter/Opposite
Height: 6-7/200 cm
Weight: 194 lbs/88 kg
Hometown: Laguna Hills, Calif.
Birth Date: March 23, 1979
College: Long Beach State
Joined Team: May 2001
MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2012 - FIVB World Grand Prix (Gold)...Olympic Games (Silver). 2011 – Montreux Volley Masters (Fourth Place)...FIVB World Cup (Silver). 2009 – Pan American Cup (Fourth); FIVB World Championship Qualification Tournament – NORCECA Pool G (Gold). 2008 - FIVB World Grand Prix (Fourth Place)...Olympic Games (Silver Medal). 2007 – Pan American Games (Bronze Medal)…FIVB World Grand Prix (Eighth Place)…NORCECA Championship (Silver Medal)…FIVB World Cup (Bronze Medal). 2006 - Pan American Cup (Fourth Place)… World Grand Prix (Seventh Place)…World Championships (Ninth Place). 2005 – Front Range Tour vs. Brazil…Montreux Volley Masters…World Grand Prix…FIVB World Championship Qualifying Tournament (Gold Medal)…NORCECA Continental Championships (Gold Medal)…World Grand Champions Cup (Silver Medal). 2004 – Yeltsin Cup…Montreux Volley Masters (Silver Medal)…World Grand Prix (Bronze Medal)…Olympic Games. 2003 – Montreux Volley Masters…Russia Tournament…World Grand Prix (Bronze Medal)…NORCECA Zone Championships (Gold Medal)…Texas Tour…World Cup (Bronze Medal). 2002 – Japan Tour…Montreux Volley Masters…Russia Tour…Utah Tour vs. Italy…World Grand Prix (sixth place)…Italy Tour…World Championships (Silver Medal). 2001 – Montreux Volley Masters…World Championship Qualifying Tournament.
INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2012 – Played in 35 sets during the FIVB World Grand Prix, primarily as a double-sub with two match starts as the U.S. won the gold medal for the third straight time…Scored 13 points against Thailand during the Final Round…Scored 51 points during the tournament with 42.2 kill percent…Earned a second consecutive Olympic Games silver medal following the 2012 Olympic Games in which she played in 19 sets typically as part of a double-switch…Compiled four kills on 16 attacks with two blocks for six points…Finished 2012 with a 1.15 points average while playing in 66 sets with two starts…Converted 42.3 percent of attacks into points. 2011 – Started all five matches and played in 21 of 22 sets at the Montreux Volley Masters, compiling 3.57 points per set with a 40 kill percent…Averaged 2.71 kills, 0.62 blocks and 2.33 digs per set at Montreux…Averaged 2.86 points with a 52.7 kill percent in 14 sets played at FIVB World Cup, which helped the U.S. earn the silver medal and 2012 Olympic Games qualification…Scored 13 points in three-set victory over Kenya, while adding 12 points on in three-set victory over Algeria in which she converted nine of 10 attacks into points. 2009 – Averaged 0.79 points per set during the Pan American Cup, playing 19 sets with one start in seven tournament matches…Turned in a hitting efficiency of .434 for the Pan American Cup…Started all three matches of the FIVB World Championship Qualification Tournament – NORCECA Pool G and helped the U.S. win gold and entry into the 2010 FIVB World Championship…Averaged 3.43 points per set at the World Championship qualification event, including 2.43 kills, 0.57 blocks and 0.43 aces per set. 2008 - Led USA in scoring in seven of 14 matches at the FIVB World Grand Prix, including a tournament-high 23 points versus China on July 13...Averaged 3.87 points, 3.40 kills, 0.33 blocks and 0.13 aces per set over the course of the entire World Grand Prix...Ranked fourth in the preliminary round and seventh in the Final Round in Best Spiker...Ranked sixth in preliminary round and eighth in Final Round in Best Scorer...Second-leading USA scorer at the Olympic Games with 102 points, an average of 3.40 points per set and sixth among all Olympic Games participants...Added set averages of 2.73 kills, 0.40 blocks and 0.27 aces in leading the U.S. to a silver medal at the Olympic Games...Scored 12 or more points in six of the eight Olympic Games matches, including a high of 19 points versus Japan in the pool opener on Aug. 9...Charted 17 points versus Italy in the quarterfinal round, along with 12 points in a semifinal sweep of Cuba. 2007 – Averaged a team-leading 4.06 points per set during the Pan American Games while accumulating 51 kills, nine aces, five blocks and 42 digs (2.63 per set)…Selected as the Best Server of the Pan American Games with a 0.56 service ace average…Tallied four double-digit point matches at Pan American Games including 18 against Puerto Rico on July 15, 15 points versus Peru on July 19 in bronze medal match…Played all 36 sets at the opposite position during the FIVB World Grand Prix, finishing the preliminary rounds as the tournament’s second leading scorer with 146 points…Averaged 4.06 points and 3.67 kills per set while hitting .320 for the tournament…Led the U.S. in scoring in five of nine matches during the World Grand Prix, including a season-high 22 points in a three-set upset of top-ranked Russia on Aug. 4…Contributed 2.00 points per set during the NORCECA Championship despite being injured…Hit .370 with 22 kills in 12 sets at the NORCECA Championship…Started 38 of 41 possible sets World Cup providing averages of 3.76 points, 3.32 kills and 0.26 blocks per set…Ranked 10th among all players in Best Scorer category and third in Best Spiker…Led team in scoring in six of 11 World Cup matches and reached double-figure scoring in all 10 matches played (did not play final match versus Italy)…Sparked Team USA comeback versus Brazil on Nov. 7 with 26 points via 24 kills on 47 swings, one block and an ace…Added 18 points versus Cuba on Nov. 3, with 18 kills on 33 swings. 2006 - Played in every game of the Pan American Cup in June and July...Scored 75 points in the tournament…Averaged 3.76 points per set during the World Grand Prix…Led the U.S. in scoring in three of the first four matches of the World Grand Prix. Tallied 24 points versus Dominican Republic on Aug. 16, 22 points versus China on Aug. 25 and 19 points against Italy on Aug. 18…Scored 155 points in 43 sets, including 143 kills, three aces and nine blocks…Averaged 3.60 points, 3.33 kills and 1.33 digs per set…Ranked 16th among all World Championship players in points scored … Scored 20 points versus Netherlands on Nov. 1…Led U.S. in scoring during the World Championships in four matches. 2005 – Tayyiba Haneef emerged as a force to be reckoned with on the left side after she made the switch from opposite to outside hitter early in the year…With Athens outside hitters Logan Tom, Keba Phipps, Tara Cross-Battle and Ogonna Nnamani all absent from the National Team for a variety of reasons (beach volleyball, retirement and illness), Haneef made the move to the left and soon became a factor in her new position…Tayyiba played a key role as the USA Women captured the silver medal at the season-ending FIVB World Grand Champions Cup in Japan in November…The United States finished the tournament with a record of 4-1 as it earned wins over Korea, 2004 Olympic gold medalist China, Poland and Japan along the way…She scored a match-high 21 points in a four-set win over Poland on Nov. 18 and finished seventh among all players in total points with 70 points on 62 kills, four blocks and four aces…Tayyiba was named the “Best Scorer” at the NORCECA Continental Championships following the Americans’ stunning five-set win over Cuba in the gold medal match on Sept. 11 that earned Team USA a trip to the upcoming Grand Champions Cup in Japan…She was also the team’s leading scorer in eight of the 26 matches she played in this season…Also earned a gold medal in August at the FIVB World Championship Qualifying Tournament as the USA Women qualified for the 2006 World Championships. 2004 – Tayyiba made her first-ever Olympic appearance in Athens, Greece…She was a starter on a team that finished tied for fifth overall after losing to Brazil in the quarterfinals…She finished 11th overall among all players in scoring with 96 points on 84 kills, six blocks and six aces…Pounded Cuba for a national-team record 41 points on 38 kills, two service aces and one block in a five-set loss at the Yeltsin Cup on April 23. Her 38 kills and 87 swings were also records. 2003 – Helped the United States earn a bronze medal at the 2003 World Cup and a berth in the 2004 Summer Olympic Games in Athens, Greece…Finished fifth on the team in scoring at the World Cup with 101 total points on 93 kills, six blocks and two service aces…For the season she finished fourth on the team in total kills (277) and sixth in total points (312)…She also added 108 digs, 25 blocks and 11 aces. 2002 – Won a silver medal at the 2002 Women’s Volleyball World Championships…Started all 11 matches at the World Championships and averaged 10.3 points per match…Saw extensive action on the Japan Tour with the U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Training Team…Led the Training Team with 86 kills. 2001 – Saw limited action in six matches early in the 2001 summer season, competing in the BCV Volley Masters in Montreux, Switzerland, and in the World Championship Qualification Tournament in San Juan, Puerto Rico...Recorded 13 kills in 19 sets and posted a hitting percentage of .269…Also trained with the U.S. Women’s National Volleyball A2 team in 1998, 1999 and 2001.
COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: Named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-America first team in 2001 after leading Long Beach State in kills per game (5.03) as a senior…Guided Long Beach State to a 33-1 record and a runner-up finish at the 2001 NCAA championships…Three-time All-Big West Conference first-team selection…Posted a hitting percentage of .406 and also averaged 2.31 digs and 0.73 blocks per game as a senior…Was also a three-time All-American high jumper at Long Beach State…Competed at the 2000 U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials, finishing 10th with a jump of 5-10 ¾
PERSONAL: Born Tayyiba Mumtaz Haneef on March 23, 1979 in Upland, Calif....Parents are Mobarik and Patricia Haneef...Husband is Anthony Park...Brother Arshad (1977)...Graduated in May 2001 with a degree in communication studies...Cousin Tari Phillips formerly played center for the New York Liberty of the Women's National Basketball Association.
Posted and updated: Aug. 16, 2012
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