Attended Notre Dame Belmont High School (Belmont, Calif.) where she earned four varsity letters as a volleyball player under Coach Jen Agresti ... Statistics over her final three years include 335 sets played with 1047 kills (3.13 kills per set) , a .291 hitting percentage, 106 blocks and 853 digs and 134 service aces ... As a senior was named first-team all-West Bay athletic League, team MVP and Tiger of the Year as team won league title ... As a sophomore and junior was selected the to the all-west Catholic Athletic League second team ... Tigers won Central Coast Section regional title both years and captured state championship during her junior campaign ... As a freshman, won the Coaches Award and was an honorable mention all-WCLA honoree ... Won Head of School Award and captured scholar-athlete honors all four years ... Started the Think Pink Club as a sophomore to promote breast cancer awareness ... Club became biggest on campus by her senior year, raising over $5000.
Played for Payes Performance Volleyball Club (San Carlos, Calif.) during the 2012 and 2013 seasons where her teams finished fifth and ninth at Nationals ... Competed four seasons (2014-17) for Encore Volleyball (Redwood City, Calif.) where her team qualified for Nationals every year, winning a bronze medal in the 16s tournament.
Tamara Michelle Byrne was born in San Carlos, Calif. ... Daughter of Tim and Carol Byrne ... Bother, Tim, played golf at Foothill JC ... Cousin Chris Jessop played football at air Force (1998-2001) ... Interests include art and baking .... Career plans as a teacher or bakery owner ... Also considered by Gonzaga, Seattle and Bucknell ... A communications major at SDSU.