TAMARI MIYASHIRO PHOTO GALLERY
Miyashiro Checks In From The U.S. National Training Team (Feb. 9, 2010)
Miyashiro Sets Digs Record (Oct. 1, 2009; UW Daily)
2009 (As a Senior)
Named to the AVCA All-America Second Team, her third career All-America honor ... a Volleyball Magazine First Team All-American ... named to the All-Pac-10 Conference Team for the third year in a row ... All-Pacific Region honorable mention ... played in all 105 sets and 30 matches ... broke the school record for career digs with 2,382 which placed her ninth highest in NCAA history and second in Pac-10 history ... set the school record for 5.36 digs per set during her career and was the only Husky to average more than five digs for every set of her career ... anchored a defense which led the Pac-10 in opponent hitting percentage, limiting opponents to .174 despite ranking just seventh in blocks as a team ... second in the Pac-10 with 517 digs, averaging 4.92 per set for the season ... ranked sixth in the Pac-10 registering 29 service aces ... committed just 16 service errors to go along with her 29 aces, the only Husky to post more aces than errors ... over the last 13 matches of the season, had 10 aces and just one service error ... recorded double-figure digs in all but two matches this season and led the team in digs 25 times ... had 20+ digs in 10 matches season, and had surpassed 30 digs twice, against USC (Oct. 17; 30) and Oregon (Nov. 27; 31) ... tallied a season-high 4 service aces against Washington State on Nov. 21 and led or tied for most aces in a match on 10 occasions ... named to the All-Tournament Team at the Northwest Challenge (Sept. 4-5) and again at the UTSA Classic (Sept. 17-18) ... a Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention.
2008 (As a Junior)
Named National Defensive Player of the Year by UnderArmour/Volleyball Magazine ... Second team AVCA All-America ... First-team All-Pac-10 ... Led the Pac-10 and finished 16th in the nation in digs (5.14 dps) ... Played in all 114 sets and all 32 matches ... Second all-time at Washington in career digs ... Needs just 174 digs to break the all-time Washington record ... Recorded double-figure digs in all but four matches this season ... Posted 30+ digs in four matches, 25+ digs in eight matches and 20+ digs in 10 matches ... Had a season-high seven assists at UCLA (Oct. 10) ... Notched four multi-ace matches, including back-to-back matches against UCLA (Nov. 9) and at Oregon State (Nov. 14), in which she tallied two each ... Third on the team in service aces with 16.
2007 (As A Sophomore)
Named National Defensive Player of the Year by Asics/Volleyball Magazine ... third team AVCA All-American ... honorable mention Asics/Volleyball Magazine All-American ... first team All-Pacific Region ... first Team All-Pac-10 ... one of three Huskies to see action in every game ... second in the conference and 32nd nationally in digs at 5.65 dpg ... her 622 digs is the third-best single-season mark in UW history ... already ranks second in Husky history with 1,279 career digs ... led the UW in digs 27 times while also leading the team in aces six times ... recorded double-figures in digs in 30 of 31 matches ... posted at least 30 digs four times, including 37 at Stanford on Oct. 12, which was a career-high at the time ... tallied 20 or more digs in 14 matches ... had at least once ace in 17 matches ... third on the team in services aces per game (0.21) and total service aces (29) ... set a career-high in aces with six against North Florida on Sept. 13 ... had a career-best eight assists at Washington State on Sept. 28 ... recorded a then-career-high 38 digs at USC (Nov. 16) ... tallied 30 digs vs. Stanford on Nov. 8 ... set a new career-high with 39 digs vs. Missouri (Nov. 30) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament ... the 39 digs were one off the school record set by Candance Lee in 2004.
2006 (As A Redshirt Freshman)
Seattle Regional All-Tournament Team ... All-Pac-10 honorable mention ... Pac-10 All-Freshman team ... played in all 34 matches as Washington's libero ... averaged 5.57 digs per game ... had 32 double-figure dig performances, including 30 or more digs five times and 20 or more digs 13 times ... tallied a career-high 36 digs at Oregon (Nov. 3) ... also had 34 digs vs. Colorado State (Nov. 30) in the NCAA first round ... had 33 digs vs. UCLA (Oct. 27) and 30 digs vs. USC (Sept. 29) and Arizona (Nov. 16) ... her 637 digs rank second on the UW all-time single season list ... had four service aces vs. Liberty (Sept. 1) and three vs. Colorado State (Nov. 30) ... led the team in digs 25 times.
2005 (As A Freshman)
Redshirted the 2005 season.
At Kalani High School
A four-year letterwinner and team captain at Kalani High School ... four-time first team all-league selection and three-time Player of the Year ...2004 Hawaii Gatorade Player of the Year ...four-time All-State selection, earning first team honors as a junior and senior ...MVP of the state tournament as a senior ...led team to three league titles and a third place state finish as a junior ...team placed fifth in the state tournament as a freshman and senior ...also earned three letters in basketball ... played club volleyball for the Asics Rainbows under Aven Lee and Luis Ramirez ...team placed eighth at the 2002 Davis Festival and ninth at the 2001 Junior Olympics ...named to the 2001 Junior Olympics all-tournament team 15's club.
Born in Honolulu, Hawaii to Joey and Gordon Miyashiro ...has four siblings, including brothers Imai, Ainoa and Kaulana and sister Tehani ... mother and sister played volleyball at the University of Hawaii ... brother Ainoa played volleyball at Graceland University ... father played football at Northern Michigan.
Getting to know Tamari
TV show you can't miss: Numb3rs
Top-three most played songs on my iPod: I'm Yours (Jason Mraz), Beach In Hawaii (Ziggy Marley), Country Road (Jack Johnson, featuring Paula Fuga)
Current Cell Phone Ring: "Red Red Wine" by UB40
Biggest Celebrity Crush: Gerard Butler
Favorite Song: "Fast Car" by Wyclef and Paul Simon
Advice for Aspiring Athletes: "Work hard. If you want something, make the commitment. It will be tough, but it will be worth it in the end. And always have fun!"