Duke Field Hockey BIO
19 Tara Jennings
2009: Played in 16 games for the Blue Devils ... scored two goals and had two helpers for six points on the year ... had a crucial game-winning goal against St. Joseph's in overtime on Sept. 6 to take the 4-3 win in Philadelphia ... tied for third on the team with 10 shots on goal ... NFHCA National Academic All-America selection.
2008: Made an immediate impact as a freshman, starting all 21 games in the midfield ... posted four assists for four points ... took 17 shots ... All-ACC Academic team member.
Prior to Duke: Two-time first team All-America selection ... member of the U-19 National Team in 2006 and 2007 ... Morning Call Player of the Year in 2007 ... team captain in 2007 ... PIAA State Championship team member in 2004, 2005 and 2007 ... first team all-state, all-league and Morning Call All-Area team in 2006 and 2007 ... U-16 National Team member in 2004 and 2005 ... first team Academic All-America pick in 2007 ... U-16 Holland Tour (2005, 2006), U-19 Argentina Tour (2007), U-19/U-21 Chile Tour (2008) and U-19 Canadian American Games (2006, 2007) squad member.
Persoanl: Born April 27, 1990 ... daughter of John and Beth Jennings ... favorites include Catcher in the Rye, Hanson, Dispatch and Derek Jeter ... favorite movies are Walking Life and Superbad ... can't live without her toothbrush ... chose Duke for the perfect balance of athletics and academics.