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Tara Thomalla Added to Volleyball Coaching Staff

8/24/2012

MURFREESBORO- Head Coach Makini Thompson has announced the addition of Tara Thomalla to the volleyball coaching staff. She will serve as a volunteer assistant.

Head Coach Makini Thompson is eager to have Thomalla join her staff. "I'm excited and lucky to have Tara on the coaching staff. She played for Chowan and therefore has a great deal of insight into the conference. She has been a tremendous help and is full of energy."

Thomalla was an integral part of the Chowan volleyball team during her career as a student-athlete. She was part of the 2010 CIAA Championship team, and was named All-CIAA Second team that same season. Thomalla was also part of the 2011 CIAA Runner-Up team.

At Chowan, she was actively involved in the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee serving as Secretary, as well as participating in Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority. This past spring, Thomalla was awarded the Mary E. Wood Science Award, the Sportsmanship Award, and most recently, the D2ADA Academic Achievement Award.

Most recently, Thomalla has been selected as a a recepient of the NCAA Degree Completion Scholarship, which is granted to student-athletes who have exhausted their eligibility but still have credit hours to complete to attain their baccalaureate degree.

Before coming to Chowan, Thomalla earned her associate's degree from Pasco-Hernando Community College in Florida, and was named Suncoast Conference Student-Athlete of the Year.

She resides in Murfreesboro.

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