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3  Tara Watts
Tara Watts

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Surrey, British Columbia

High School:
Brookswood Secondary

Height:
5-9

Position:
Guard

Birthdate:
05/30/1988

Experience:
3L


WATTS PHOTO GALLERY

SENIOR SEASON 2009-10
Rice record-holder with 150 career three-pointers made
2010 Conference USA All-Academic Team
Team Leadership Award

Started the last 92 games of her career... Started all 30 games in 2010... Led Rice with a season-high 52 three-pointers made... Scored 11 points at Stephen F. Austin State and 9 points with 6 rebounds vs. UALR... Tallied 13 vs. UMass and 8 vs. Long Beach State... 5 points, 3 rebounds, and 3 assists in win over Sam Houston State... Scored 13 points with 5 rebounds at Lamar with 3 three-pointers made... 7 points, 6 rebounds vs. Northwestern State... 7 points, 2 assists, 2 rebounds vs. Hofstra... Season-high 16 points with 4 rebounds, 2 assits, and 4 three-pointers made at George Washington... 10 points and 7 rebounds vs. UTSA in 32 minutes... Played season-high 37 minutes and scored 5 points with 2 rebounds and 2 assists... Scored 12 points with 2 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals vs. Marshall and 5 points with 4 rebounds and 3 assists vs. East Carolina... Scored 6 points with 7 rebounds in 38 minutes at Memphis... 11 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists vs. SMU in 38 minutes... Scored 10 points with 4 assists vs. Houston and had 4 rebound and 4 assists with 3 points vs. UAB... 6 points and 5 rebounds at SMU... Team-high 8 points at Tulsa... Scored 8 points with 3 assists vs. Tulane... Hit five three-pointers and scored a game and season-high 18 points vs. UTEP in final home game... Scored 14 points including 4 three-pointers to break school record for three-pointers made in a career vs. UTEP in C-USA tourney game.

JUNIOR SEASON 2008-09
2009 Conference USA All-Academic Team
Started and played in all 30 games... Led Rice with 39 three-point field goals made... Scored in double-digits 7 games... Averaged 6.7 points, 2.3 rebounds, and 1.5 assists... Tallied season-high 20 points at Lafayette... Scored 15 vs. Houston (5-7 FG) and vs. Tulane... Scored 13 points (5-7 FG) and 3 steals vs. Cal State Northridge, 10 at Hofstra, 14 vs. George Washington, and 12 against UTEP... Third on squad by averaging 26.2 minutes per game... Made season-high 4 three-pointers at Lafayette and vs. Tulane... Has appeared in all 95 games over her three-year career...

SOPHOMORE SEASON 2007-08
2008 Conference USA All-Academic Team
2007-08 Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll
Only Owl to start all 32 games... Second on the squad and 13th in C-USA averaging 33.3 minutes per game... Averaged 8.1 points, 3.8 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.72 steals per game... Her 1.72 steals were 12th in C-USA... Buried 35.0 percent (36-of-103) of her three-pointers which is 9th in C-USA... Connected on 92.5 percent (37-of-40) of her free throws, including a stretch of 26 straight (Nov. 11-Feb. 3)... Scored 13 points and grabbed 9 rebounds at Cal State Northridge... Recorded 17 points on 6-of-8 shooting and added a career-best 5 steals against TCU... Turned in seven of her 11 double figure scoring efforts against C-USA opponents... Averaged 9.8 points per game and shot 42.3 percent (58-of-137) from the floor in league games... Sunk 5-of-6 from the floor for 14 points against Houston... Pulled down 10 rebounds at Memphis... Fired in 19 points against SMU... Dished out a career-best 8 assists against Tulsa... Scored a career-best 20 points on 8-of-13 shooting which included four three-pointers during nationally televised game at Tulane... Totaled 17 points and 6 rebounds against Marshall.

FRESHMAN SEASON 2006-07
2006-07 Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll
One of six Owls to play in all 33 games... Logged 20 or more minutes 13 times... Scored 24 times and in double-figures twice... Both of her double-figure outings were in conference play... Netted eight points on 5-of-6 from the foul line at Rider... Passed out a career-best 7 assists and added 8 points against Idaho State... tallied 10 points on a perfect 3-of-3 from three-point range at East Carolina... Added 8 points and 4 rebounds against SMU... Scored 9 points on 4-of-5 shooting against Tulsa... Fired on a season-best 12 points on a 5-for-9 effort along with a pair of steals at UCF... Totaled 7 points against UAB... Scored 5 points in a season-high 36 minutes at Illinois State in the WNIT.

HIGH SCHOOL
2006 graduate of Brookswood Secondary School... Starter for coach Scott Reeves and the Bobcats... Averaged 16 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists per game as a senior... Team won provincial championship 2004-06, and compiled an 86-0 record from 2003-05... selected Provincial All-Stars First-Team and All-Fraser Valleys First-Team... 2006 British Columbia women's Player of the Year... key player on Canadian under-18 and under-20 national teams... Starter for Canada at the FIBA Americas Championship qualifying tournament, leading all three-point shooters at 38.9 percent... Played for her country at the 2005 USA Basketball Youth Development Festival, shooting 78.6 percent from the free throw line in five games... helped Canada to a silver medal at the FIBA Americas under-18 championships, scoring a team-high 12 points and dishing out four assists in the final game against Team USA... Also a top soccer player, helping her school to a third-place national finish in 2004 after winning the provincial championship... District Volleyball MVP and won French Immersion Award.

PERSONAL
Daughter of Steve and Karen Watts... born May 30, 1988 in New Westminster, British Columbia (Canada) ... has one brother, Landon... member of Jones College.

Career Highs
Points - 20 (at Tulane, 02-14-08)
Minutes - 38 (four times) (Last: vs. No. 18 UTEP, 03-07-08)
Rebounds - 10 (Last: at Memphis, 02-01-08)
Assists - 8 (Tulsa, 02-09-08)
Blocks - 2 (at Houston, 01-13-08)
Steals - 5 (Last: Tulsa, 02-09-08)

Minutes Total 3-Point F-Throws Rebounds
Year gp-gs min avg fg fga pct fg fga pct ft fta pct off def tot avg pf fo ast t/o blk stl pts avg
2006-07 33-0 545 16.5 42 124 .339 23 64 .359 15 21 .714 24 44 68 2.1 47 1 42 49 5 18 122 3.7
2007-08 32-32 1065 33.3 93 239 .389 36 103 .350 37 40 .925 59 63 122 3.8 69 0 79 84 4 55 259 8.1
TOTAL 65-32 1610 24.8 135 363 .372 59 167 .353 52 61 .852 83 107 190 2.9 116 1 121 133 9 73 381 5.9

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