Tara Morrissette
Tara Morrissette
Height: 5-3
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Somersworth, N.H.
High School: Saint Thomas Aquinas
Position: Fly/IM

2010-11: Claimed silver in the 200-yard butterfly and the bronze in the 200-yard IM and 400-yard IM at the America East Championships... Swam team-best 200 fly (2:01.46) and season-best 400 IM and 200 IM at the conference meet, which also rank fourth, second, and third, respectively, in UMBC history... Won the 200 fly and 200 IM and placed second in the 400 IM at the Patriot Invitational... Named to the America East All-Conference Team and the America East All-Academic Team.

2009-10: Named the Most Outstanding Rookie after claiming bronze in the 200- and 400-yard individual medley events and finished fourth in the 200-yard butterfly at the America East Championships… Placed sixth in the 400 IM and 10th in both the 200 IM and the 200 fly at the Patriot Invitational… Earned three wins during the dual meet season… Broke the school record in the 400 IM (4:25.20) and set season-best times in the 200 fly (2:03.61) and the 200 IM (2:05.75) at the conference meet… Her 200 IM and 200 fly times rank third and sixth on UMBC’s all-time top-10 lists, respectively… Named to the America East Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

Background: Named a USA Swimming Academic All-American in 2007… Part of the New Hampshire state champion 200 medley relay team at Saint Thomas Aquinas High School in 2006… Was in the top-10 at the New England Swimming Championships based on points.

Personal: Daughter of James and Ann Morrissette… Majoring psychology and earning a minor in anthropology… Born Aug. 6, 1991.