16 Tara Austin
16 - Tara Austin
Height: 5-6.5
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Beaumont, Texas
Position: D/MF
Last School: Monsignor Kelly Catholic HS
Experience: HS
Club Team: Houston Express

As a Freshman (2014): One of only five Bruins to start and play in all 18 matches ... Recorded first collegiate assist in season opener at Valparaiso (8/16) ... Logged season best three shots versus Indiana State (8/29) ... Played 110 minutes in BU's shutout of Georgia State (9/7) ... Notched season-high two shots on goal against Evansville (9/19) ... Scored season-high two goals at Eastern Illinois (10/3) ... Recorded second assist of the season at Murray State (10/26) ... Matched season-high of two shots on goal at Austin Peay (10/31).

Credentials: Prepped at Monsignor Kelly Catholic High under coach Jacob Jackson ... First Team All-District ... First Team All-State ... Honorable Mention All-District as a sophomore ... Academic All-State as a junior ... Region III ODP Team ... Led team in assists as a junior and senior ... Served as team captain as a senior ... Played club for two years with Houston Express under coach Mark Gibbs. 

Personal: Interested in majoring in Journalism or Business ... Born February 12, 1996 ... Daughter of Gregory and Janiece Austin ... Has four siblings: Mary Caroline, Jonathan, Olivia and Reece ... Lists favorite athletes as Heather O'Reilly, Juan Mata and Stephen Curry ... Favorite books are To Kill A Mockingbird and Safe Haven ... Lists favorite TV shows as NCIS and Sportscenter ... Greatest sports thrill was beating their district rivals.