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Tamari Miyashiro


  • 2012

Position: Libero
Height: 170 cm/5-7
Hometown/Residence: Kaneohe, Hawaii/Kaneohe, Hawaii
College/Major/Grad Year: University of Washington/Interdisciplinary Visual Arts/2009
Joined Team: January 2010

Most Notable

  • 2012 Olympic Games silver medalist
  • Selected AVCA All-American Second-Team in both 2008 and 2009 as a junior and senior at University of Washington after being named to the organization's All-American Third Team in 2007

2015 - USA Volleyball Cup vs China...FIVB World Grand Prix (Gold)
2013 - USA Volleyball Cup...FIVB World Grand Prix (6th)
2012 - FIVB World Grand Prix (Gold)...Olympic Games (Silver)
2011 – Montreux Volley Masters (Fourth Place)...FIVB World Grand Prix (Gold)...Pan American Games (Bronze)...FIVB World Cup (Silver)
2010 – Tour of China...Montreux Volley Masters (Silver)...Pan American Cup (Bronze).

Did You Know

  • One of three co-Founders for the Give It Back Foundation in which National Team players give back to their local communities in spreading the core values "Lead. Play. Compete!" and raising funds for local charities.
  • Missed all of the 2014 international season and came back to play club volleyball in 2014-2015 with Germany's Allianz MTV Stuttgart, which finished second in the German Bundesliga
  • Holds University of Washington school record for career digs with 2,382 and 5.36 digs per set
  • Named National Defensive Player of the Year by Under Armour/Volleyball Magazine in 2008
  • Named National Defensive Player of the Year by Asics/Volleyball Magazine in 2007
  • Played youth club volleyball for Asics Rainbows in Hawaii
  • Selected 2004 Hawaii Gatorade High School Player of the Year
  • Mother (Joey) played volleyball at University of Hawaii and father (Gordon) played football at Northern Michigan University
  • Nicknames are Tama Time, Tom, Tammy, Punch, T-Time, Tam

Big Blurp

    What makes volleyball your favorite sport? "It is the ultimate team sport. So many different parts working toward a common goal." - Tama Miyashiro


Last Updated: Aug. 11, 2015

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