Height
5'8
Class
Redshirt Sophomore
Hometown
Mandeville, La.
High School
Archbishop Hannan HS

JUNIOR SEASON (2020)
Went 2-0 on the extra court throughout the season… A locker room leader that helped vault the Tigers to their first No. 1 ranking in both the AVCA and DiG Polls… Granted an extra year of eligibility due to COVID-19.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2019)
Did not play.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2018)
Compiled a 2-0 record in her freshman campaign with both victories coming on Court 4 … Defeated New Orleans in three sets on March 24 with partner Emily Hardesty … Defeated Jacksonville State in straight sets on March 31 with partner Megan Davenport.

PRIOR TO LSU
Three-time USAV High Performance A2 National Team member … Placed in over 30 beach volleyball tournaments from 2013-2017 … Earned first-team All-District Honors as a freshman, sophomore and junior … As a sophomore and junior she was named Archbishop Hannan High School’s MVP … Finished as Louisiana’s Division 2A state runner-up as a sophomore and junior … Named to the All-State volleyball team as a sophomore … Running track, she finished as district champion in the 300m hurdles and high jump as a junior and 100m hurdles, 300m hurdles and high jump as a sophomore … Coached in volleyball by Rebekkah Bonnaffee … Graduated in three years.

PERSONAL
Full name is Tatum Elle Ballard … Born January 21, 2000 … Has three siblings, Brooks, Paxton, and Lila. … Made the President’s Honor Roll as a high school student … Awarded the St. Thomas Aquinas Scholarship … Excellence in Science Award … Excellence in Teen Leadership Award … Chemistry Honors Award.

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