Oswego East High School
Cowgirls hit three home runs; fall 9-7 to KU
Softball snaps six-game losing streak.
Ranks 16th in school history for career slugging percentage (.449) ... enters the season ranked 21st in runs batted in with 61 ... ranks 14th in home runs with 12 ... ranks 13th in sacrifice flies with four.
as a junior in 2013
Was named first-team All-Midwest Region as well as All-Big 12 Second Team at the DP/Utility position ... started 32 games as the designated player and 23 at first base ... led the Cowgirls in several statistical categories, including batting average (.327), at-bats (162), hits (53), home runs (10) and runs batted in (42) ... also led the team in total bases (92) and slugging percentage (.568) ... was named the Big 12 Player of the Week during the final week of the regular season for her performances against sixth-ranked Texas ... her two-run home run in the second win over the Longhorns proved to be the game winner ... had five game-winning RBIs during the season ... was 5-for-6 with the bases loaded ... hit .451 with runners in scoring position ... had a team-high 23 two-out RBIs ... had 14 multiple-hit games and 10 multi-RBI games ... recorded career highs with four hits -- including two home runs -- and seven RBIs against Cleveland State on March 10.
as a sophomore in 2012
Was named Academic All-Big 12 Honorable Mention for her work in the classroom ... played in 29 games and started 24, 23 behind the plate and one as the designated player ... batted .169 with 12 hits in 71 at-bats ... included three doubles and a home run, leading to a .254 slugging percentage ... also recorded 10 RBIs and five runs scored ... walked on eight occasions, contributing to a .253 on-base percentage ... went 2-for-4 against Northwestern on Feb. 24 ... hit a two-run double against BYU on Feb. 23 ... went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and two RBIs and a double against Tulsa on March 7 ... went 2-for-4 with a double against LSU on March 4 ... threw out five of 30 runners attempting to steal ... finished with three multiple-RBI games, third most on the team.
as a freshman in 2011
Played in 26 games as a freshman, starting four behind the plate and seven as the designated player ... compiled 10 hits, including a double and a home run, and had nine RBIs... hit .500 with the bases loaded ... hit a solo home run in her first collegiate at-bat against Cal State-Fullerton ... hit a bases-loaded double in the sixth inning against No.5 Tennessee to score two, giving OSU the lead and eventually the win, advancing the Cowgirls to the Super Regionals.
Played for Toni Foti and the Canadian Junior National team during the summer of 2009 ... traveled to Prague and played in the Youth World Championship and took sixth place ... Played for Mark Smith and the Canadian Senior National team during the summer of 2008.
at Oswego East High
Lettered four years under coach Danielle Lee ... was team captain for two years ... twice named all-conference ... named all-area four times ... was the Beacon News' Player of the Year for 2010 ... batted .487 her junior season ... played summer ball for the New Lenox Lightning Gold under coach Jim Abbott.
Born on May 13, 1992, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, Tarah is the daughter of Dawn and Roger Ettinger. She has a younger sister, Morgan. Tarah enjoys scrapbooking and coloring in her free time. She is currently majoring in sociology at Oklahoma State.