Hometown: Cape Canaveral, Fla.
Birth Year: 1984
Position: Outside hitter
College: Long Beach State
Joined Team: 2009
MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2011 – London International Invitational (Bronze Medal)... Pan American Cup (Silver Medal). 2010 – Pan American Cup (Gold Medal). 2009 – Pan American Cup (Gold Medal). 2008 – Pan American Cup (Gold Medal). 2007 – World University Games (Bronze Medal). 2005 – World University Games.
INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2012 – Was on the World League long list roster but did not play. Played the winter of 2011-12 for Cannes in France's A league. 2011 – Competed at the London International Invitational, finishing with 16 points on 13 attacks and three blocks... Served as captain of the Pan American Cup team that finished second in Canada. Robert started 14 out of 16 sets and was fourth on the team in scoring with 38 points on 35 kills, two blocks and one ace... Played the winter of 2010-11 for Al Ahli Sports Club in Qater. 2010 – Played with the Pan American Cup team that won the gold medal in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Was the United States' second-leading scorer and fifth overall with 67 points on 52 kills, 13 blocks and two aces. Was the United States' second-leading blocker and third overall, averaging 0.72 blocks per set. 2009 – Played with the Pan American Cup team that won the gold medal in Chiapas, Mexico. Robert scored 63 points on 58 kills, four blocks and one ace in 16 sets. 2007 – Played with the 2007 World University Games that finished third in Thailand. 2005 – Played with the 2005 World University Games team in Izmar, Turkey (Aug. 11-21).
COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: 2006 – First Team AVCA All-American…First Team All-MPSF…MPSF Molten Player of the Week (4/10)…All-Tournament at UCSB/E-Bar Classic…All-Tournament at the Active Ankle Classic… Season-high 35 kills in win over CS Northridge…Led team averaging 4.85 kills per game…No. 5 in nation in kills per game (4.85)…No. 5 in nation in points per game (5.68)…No. 18 in service aces per game (0.33)…Double figures in kills 32 times this season… No. 2 in MPSF with 4.83 kills per game in MPSF matches. Reached 1,000 career kills vs. CS Northridge (1/6)…No. 6 all-time with 1,556 kills…No. 7 all-time with 86 career aces…Single season record 32 matches in double figure kills. 2005 – First Team AVCA All-American…2nd Team Volleyball Magazine All-American…2nd Team All-MPSF…"Most Improved" by Volleyball Magazine…Tied for 5th in 2005 in nation with 4.87 kills per game…Career-high 36 kills at Stanford (2/26/05). 2004 – Compiled 182 kills, 77 digs, 32 blocks, and 18 aces for the 49ers in 2004… He registered his first double-double of the season with a match-high 11 kills and a season-high 10 digs in a 3-0 victory over Rutgers-Newark on Mar. 19… He was named to the Beach Bash (Mar. 19-20) All-Tournament Team after compiling 21 kills, four aces, 14 digs, and six blocks. 2003 – Was inserted into the starting line-up on Feb. 12 at Pacific, and quickly registered a double-double with 17 kills and 11 digs... Registered double-digits in kills in 13 of the 18 matches he played... Had a string of five consecutive matches with 12 or more kills... Totaled 232 kills, 89 digs, and 26 blocks in 63 games.
PERSONAL: Born Robert John Tarr in 1984 in Cape Canaveral, Fla. …Parents are Rick Tarr and Susan Davis… Wife's name is Bobby and the pair has a son named Hunter born in 2012... Attended Rockledge High School from 1999-2002… Played club volleyball for Orlando Gold… Attended Long Beach State University from 2003-2006 and has a BA in communications… His favorite food is seafood…lists “Braveheart” as favorite movie… His happiest moment in volleyball was competing in the NCAA National Championship match in 2004.
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