UND Roster

2007-08 Swimming and Diving Roster

Tara Hyer


Class Senior
Hometown Tampa, FL
High School Academy of Holy Names

Excelled off the 1-meter board at the Shamrock Invitational with a season-best score of 254.48 … totaled 239.50 points in the same event during the final round of the BIG EAST Championships … also recorded 248.70 points off the low board at Minnesota … best mark from 3-meters above the water came during the Shamrock Invitational (287.77) … her final[apos]s score (263.50) at the BIG EAST meet ranked just behind her prelim score of 272.60 among her best performances on the season … the output placed her third at the league meet for an all-BIG EAST honor.

Qualified for two events at the BIG EAST Championships … one of team[apos]s top divers … finished third in the 3-meter to earn BIG EAST honors … the number one diver for the Irish in the platform (six dives) with a career best 163.95 … was the second best on the team in the 3-meter with six dives with her career-best performance (271.20) versus Louisville … performed a career best in the 1-meter (11 dives) at the Michigan Invitational with a score of 226.80 … awarded Diving Coaches Award at the end of the season.

One of most experienced divers on the team and in the conference … finished second on the team in the 1-meter dive and third in the 3-meter dive … qualified for the BIG EAST meet in both the 1-meter and 3-meter dives … finished eighth in the 1-meter dive with 203.15 points … all-BIG EAST in the 3-meter dive as she finished behind Kristin Caiazzo of Pittsburgh and teammate Lucy Hirt … it was the second time she has been all-BIG EAST in her career … won the exhibition platform diving event at the 2006 BIG EAST meet with a total of 156.10 points … swam in the 200 Fly at the Michigan Invitational … she finished 14th and gained three points for the Irish in the competition against Illinois and Michigan.

One of the team[apos]s top three divers … second on the team in 1-meter and third in 3-meter … also a top performer in platform diving … qualified for the BIG EAST meet in both 1- and 3-meter diving … finished third in the 3-meter diving at the 2006 BIG EAST Championships … 2006 NCAA diving qualifier in the 1-meter and 3-meter diving … also earned all-conference honors in 3-meter diving … finished second in 3-meter diving behind teammate Meghan Perry-Eaton with a score of 431.25 … also placed sixth in 1-meter diving at the conference meet with a point total of 221.30 … won the exhibition platform diving event at the BIG EAST meet with a total of 146.25 points … top 1-meter effort of the year (six dives) came in her initial collegiate competition versus Evansville.

Four-year first-team All-America diver and state runner-up … four-year letter winner in both diving and swimming at Academy of the Holy Names (Fla.) … also earned two varsity letters in basketball as a point guard … owns the highest dual-meet total for diving for her school and district … four-time all-conference, all-city and all-state diver … captained her team and was team MVP all four seasons … ranked nationally for four years as a prep diver … went undefeated as a junior and senior … MVP of basketball team during her sophomore campaign … member of the National Honor Society … brother, Sean, was an accomplished diver at Notre Dame and was her high school diving coach … he broke all the University records from 1991-94 and still holds the 11-dive 3-meter mark (579.60) for both Notre Dame and the Rolfs Aquatic Center … all five older brothers were collegiate divers: Sean, Raymond (Villanova), Bobby (Georgetown), Michael (Boston College), and Tim (Duke) … Bobby also played lacrosse at Georgetown … born Sept. 9, 1985, in Manhasset, N.Y. … daughter of Kathleen and Raymond Hyer … graduated from the College of Arts and Letters as a design major