Freshman (2011): Missed the first half of the season due to injury then appeared in 11 games after, primarily as a pinch runner ... scored runs against San Jose State (2/10), Northwestern (2/11), and Oregon State (4/22)... stole one base in two attempts.
Played HS ball at Anacortes and her club team was the Washington Sidewinders ... in 2009-11 was named first-team all-area and first-team all-conference ... was named first-team all-state in 2010 ... in 2009 was the batting champion and set the school record for most hits (57) and stolen bases (36) in a season ... earned honorable mention all-conference in 2008 ... hit .558 her senior year
Tara Rene Bellusci was born Jan. 20, 1993 ... parents are Mark and Darcy Bellusci ... has one sister, Megan and one brother, Ben ... was born in Bellevue, Wash. ... was also recruited by Western Washington, Oregon and Auburn ... has former HS and club teammates that play softball at Oregon State and Hawai'i ... hobbies include volleyball, drawing and painting ... lists her favorite athlete as Dustin Ackley ... most admire Ally Jordan because, "She was a few year's head of me at Anacortes HS and she played softball with one arm. She was a pitcher/of and one of the nicest people I have ever met. She went on to play in college and her sheer determination and positive attitude has always amazed me" ... chose UW because, "The UW is the perfect distance away from home, an amazing and prestigious school, has an excellent softball program and has been my dream school since I was a little girl. It was a no-brainer."