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#15 Tara Buchanan
Position: First Base
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 5'8"
Year: Senior
City/State: Kingsford Heights, Ind.
High School: La Porte
Other College: Kankakee Community College
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2012: Had one home run and two RBIs against New Mexico (2/10) ... recorded an RBI and a double against Temple (3/10) ... recorded three RBIs against Villanova (3/17) ... Went 2-for-3 and recorded one RBI at Delaware (3/18) ... went 2-for-3 against Notre Dame (3/27) ... recorded two RBIs and hit a home run against Miami (3/31) ... went 1-of-1 hitting a home run and recorded three RBIs at Central (4/6) ... went 1-of-2 hitting a home run and recorded three RBIs at Eastern (4/7) ... hit a home run in three-straight games from April 14-17 ... finished regular season with a share of team lead in doubles (9) and leads team in average (.313), home runs (8), total bases (33) ... earned First Team All-MAC at third base ... finished career ranked third in home runs (16) ... tied own mark for second most home runs in a season (8) and ninth most RBIs in a season (28) ... earned second letter.

2011: Leads team with seven multi-RBI games ... made Bronco debut against Temple (2/25) ... first career hit came against Central Connecticut State (2/26) ... went a perfect 2-of-2 with a double and RBI against Quinnipiac (3/4) ... recorded two hits, including a double, and drove in a run against Florida International (3/4) ... homered and drove in two runs in victory over Loyola Marymount (3/5) ... drove in a run with a 1-of-3 performance at the plate against #16 Missouri (3/19) ... slammed a two-run homer in victory over Notre Dame (3/29) ... home run and two RBI's against Central Michigan (4/1) ... hit a three-run homer aainst Eastern Michigan (4/2) ... drove in three runs with a 2-of-3 performance at the plate against Oakland (4/5) ... recorded back-to-back two-hit games against Kent State (4/8) and Buffalo (4/9) ... doubled twice, driving in a run against Akron (4/15) ... drove in a run against Bowling Green (4/24) ... hit two home runs against NIU (4/30-5/1), including a walk-off three-run HR in the 10th inning of the series opener ... became only second Bronco with at least eight home runs in a season with shot at Ball State (5/6) ... hit .267 during MAC Tournament ... collected a hit at the NCAA Tournament ... earned first letter.

Junior College: First Team NJCAA All-American ... NFCA All-American ... All-Region IV First-Team member ... batted .442 with 17 home runs, 66 RBI's and 17 doubles.

High School: Member of sectional and regional championship team in 2008 ... earned Third Team All-American as a junior ... led team in batting average as a junior and a senior ... named First Team All-Duneland Athletic Conference as a sophomore, junior and senior.

Personal: Majoring in recreation with a 3.53 GPA ... daughter of Sherry Willis ... born Aug. 11, 1990 in Michigan City, Ind.

 

Year GP-GS AB R AVG H 2B 3B RBI HR SB-ATT FLD%
2012 53-53 146 18 .301 44 9 1 28 8 0-0 .990
2011
49-49 136 13 .265 36 4 0 28 8 0-0 .983
TOTAL 102-102 282 31 .284 80 13 1 56 16 0-0 .987

 


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