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
MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 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).
INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2013 – Started July 13 match of USA Volleyball Cup versus Japan, totaling 11 digs and three assists in five-set win…Started nine of 14 FIVB World Grand Prix matches at libero, averaging 2.52 digs per set and finished 13th in Best Digger in the Final Round despite not playing final two matches. 2012 – Played in 43 of a possible 48 sets in the FIVB World Grand Prix, including stepping into the starting libero the final two matches…As a serving sub in 35 sets, served 60 times with two aces averaging 1.71 serves per substitution…Averaged 1.02 digs per set in her limited action on the court, including 18 digs in the gold-medal clinching match against China on July 1…Played in 21 sets during the Olympic Games as a serving specialist, winning four points off her serve…Finished 2012 having played 73 sets with two match starts at libero, compiling a 0.60 dig average…Totaled three aces as a serving specialist. 2011 – Reserve libero at Montreux Volley Masters…Played one set during exhibition match versus Switzerland on June 8, compiling five digs…Played in 13 sets with one start during the FIVB World Grand Prix…Compiled eight digs in starting role against Peru on Aug. 21…Averaged 1.08 assists per set during World Grand Prix…Averaged 2.35 digs per set in helping the U.S. to the Pan American Games bronze medal…Started all five matches of Pan American Games at libero…Played libero in one match during FIVB World Cup, leading to two digs in a victory over Algeria. 2010 - Played in seven sets over three-match Tour of China…Averaged team-leading 4.00 digs per set on Tour of China, including 13 digs versus Evergrande on Feb. 2…Provided a total of 12 digs in 15 sets as a back-row substitution during the Montreux Volley Masters…Tallied five digs each against Russia (June 11) and China (June 13) in the gold-medal match…Designated libero in one of seven matches at Pan American Cup, compiling seven digs versus Costa Rica on June 21...Made professional club debut with SVS Post Schwechat Vienna, Austria.
COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: 2009 – Selected AVCA All-American Second Team…Totaled 517 digs as a senior with a 4.92 dig average while playing in 30 matches and 105 sets…Holds University of Washington school record for career digs with 2,382 and 5.36 digs per set. 2008 – Named National Defensive Player of the Year by UnderArmour/Volleyball Magazine ... Second team AVCA All-America ... First-team All-Pac-10 ... Led the Pac-10 and finished 16th in the nation in digs (5.14 dps) ... Played in all 114 sets and all 32 matches. 2007 – Named National Defensive Player of the Year by Asics/Volleyball Magazine ... Selected third team AVCA All-American and honorable mention Asics/Volleyball Magazine All-American ... First-Team All-Pac-10 ... one of three Huskies to see action in every game ... second in the conference and 32nd nationally in digs at 5.65 digs per set ... her 622 digs is the third-best single-season mark in UW history. 2006 – Seattle Regional All-Tournament Team ... All-Pac-10 honorable mention ... Pac-10 All-Freshman team ... played in all 34 matches as Washington's libero averaging 5.57 digs per game. 2005 – Redshirted
CLUB/PREP CAREER: Played club volleyball for the Asics Rainbows under Aven Lee and Luis Ramirez ...Club team placed eighth at the 2002 Davis Festival and ninth at the 2001 USA Volleyball Girls’ Junior National Championships earning all-tournament team 15's club…A four-year letterwinner and team captain at Kalani High School ... Four-time first team all-league selection and three-time Player of the Year ...2004 Hawaii Gatorade Player of the Year ...Four-time All-State selection, earning first team honors as a junior and senior ...MVP of the state tournament as a senior ...Led team to three league titles and a third place state finish as a junior ...Team placed fifth in the state tournament as a freshman and senior ...also earned three letters in basketball...Started playing youth club volleyball in 1997 with Asics Rainbows Volleyball Club in Honolulu.
PERSONAL: Born Tamari Miyashiro in Honolulu, Hawaii…Parents are Joey and Gordon Miyashiro…Brothers Imai, Ainoa and Kaulana…Sister is Tehani…Mother played volleyball at University of Hawaii, while father played football at Northern Michigan.
What makes volleyball your favorite sport? It is the ultimate team sport. So many different parts working toward a common goal.
My favorite city to play volleyball is… Seattle, Washington
My teammates call me... Tama Time, Tom, Tammy, Punch, T-Time, Tam
Last Updated: Sept. 4, 2013
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