Position
Infield
Height
5'8
Class
Junior
Hometown
Elgin, S.C.
B/T
R
High School
Spring Valley HS

2000 NFCA Third-Team All-American
2000 NFCA Second-Team All-South Region
2000 First-Team All-SEC
2000 First-Team All-Louisiana
2000 CoSIDA Third-Team Academic All-American
2000 CoSIDA First-Team Academic All-District
2000 SEC Academic Honor Roll
1999 First-Team All-SEC
1999 SEC All-Tournament Team
1999 First-Team All-Louisiana
1999 CoSIDA First-Team Academic All-District
1999 SEC Academic Honor Roll
1998 NFCA Second-Team All-South Region
1998 First-Team All-SEC
1998 First-Team All-Louisiana
1998 NCAA Region 4 All-Tournament Team
1998 SEC Academic Honor Roll
1997 First-Team All-SEC
 
SENIOR SEASON (2000)

Finished her four year career at LSU earning third team Louisville Slugger/NFCA All-American honors at shortstop … Was the only Tiger to earn first team All-SEC honors four years in a row … Was LSU’s first softball player to be named an Academic All-American in 2000 … Holds the Tiger career record for games started, starting in 267 of 268 games in her four years … During her senior season, she set the LSU single season home run record with 12 and the career home run record totaling 27 … Hit .344 her senior year with 58 runs, 78 hits, 11 doubles, 12 home runs and 47 RBI … Finished her career batting .343 with 192 runs, 279 hits, 47 doubles, 12 triples, 27 home runs and 173 RBI … Also holds LSU career records in most runs scored (192), most at bats (814), most hits (192), RBI (173) and most assists (567).

JUNIOR SEASON (1999)
First-team All-SEC selection for the third year in a row … Member of the SEC All-Tournament team … Named to the All-Louisiana first team … Only player to start all 196 games in LSU softball’s three-year history … Led LSU with 50 RBIs for the season with the highest team career total of 126 … Also led the team with 137 assists, including seven assists against South Carolina on April 18 … Led the team with 15 home runs, she was one away from the school record of 16 set by Tyra Perry in 1998 … Ranked second on the team with 17 stolen bases out of 22 attempts … Hit .316 for the season, which ranked fourth on the team … Had 11 multiple-RBI games and 17 multiple-hit games … Selected a GTE CoSIDA Academic All-District and SEC Academic Honor Roll selection.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (1998)
Firs- team All-SEC selection for second-consecutive year … Member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll, second team NFCA All-South Region and first team All-Louisiana … Only player to start in all 72 games … Led LSU with a .395 batting average … Also led the Tigers with 53 runs, 85 hits, 19 doubles, and 51 RBI … Hit .419 in SEC games with one home run and 15 RBI … Hit .455 in the West Regional, including LSU’s only triple and two RBI … Went 4-for-4, including one double and one home run against Long Beach State in the semifinals of the West Regional, the second LSU player to get four hits in a game … Had 22 multiple-hit games and 14 multiple RBI games.

FRESHMAN SEASON (1997)
First-team All-SEC as a shortstop … Started and played in all 55 regular season games … Hit .307 with one home run and 25 RBI … Was LSU’s top hitter in SEC play with .352 … Led the team with 18 stolen bases in 19 attempts and 10 doubles … Was 2-for-3 with three RBI against Ole Miss … Was 3-for-4 with two RBI and two doubles at Arkansas on April 19 … Also went 3-for-4 vs. Troy State on March 8.

HIGH SCHOOL
Helped lead the team to the state championship in 1991, 1993, 1994 … Earned South Carolina Player of the Year in 1994 and 1995 … Named All-Region from 1994-1996 and All-State in 1995 and 1996.

PERSONAL
Personal: Full name is Tara Elizabeth Asbill … Parents are Wayne and Darlene Asbill … Graduated with her bachelor’s degree in kinesiology in 2000 … Born Oct. 19, 1978.

 

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