Tarah Wylie
Tarah  Wylie


Indianapolis, Ind.

High School:
Cathedral HS


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Women's Volleyball Opens 2017 in Northern California

The Waves return 10 letterwinners and five starters and a libero in 2017.


Wylie, Gross, Lishman Earn Invite to U.S. National Tryout

Kim Hill was selected to the current bronze-medal winning U.S. Women's National Team after attending one of these tryouts.


Gross, Wylie Garner All-WCC Postseason Accolades

Jasmine Gross was tabbed to All-WCC first team and WCC All-Freshman Team.


Waves Upset #11 San Diego on Senior Night

Seniors Gaby Palmeri (10), Brooke Honeycutt (7) and Reegan Dennis (14) were honored.


Waves Crash Down on San Francisco 3-1

Hannah Frohling led the Waves in kills for the fifth-consecutive match with 17.


Women's Volleyball vs. Northeastern (Aug. 31, 2017)

Women's Volleyball vs. Northeastern (Aug. 31, 2017)


Women's Volleyball vs. Saint Mary's

Waves fell 1-3 to the Gaels.


Women's Volleyball vs. Alabama

Waves beat Alabama 3-1.


Women's Volleyball vs. Loyola Marymount

Waves beat LMU 3-2 at home.


WCC Freshman of the Year and All-Freshman team in 2015 and All-WCC honorable mention in 2016 ... Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete in 2016 … Has played in all 61 matches for the Waves and in 231 of the Waves 233 total sets played in her first two seasons donning the blue and orange … Has a .299 hitting percentage after smashing 2.27 kills/set on opponents, including 525 kills with only 176 errors on 1,168 swings … Also has produced 1.02 blocks/set with 236 total blocks, including 18 solo rejections … Amassed 0.25 aces/set with 57 total aces and 0.53 digs/set with 123 digs for the Waves … Picked up a career-best 17 kills and a .652 hitting percentage (17-2-23) against Saint Mary’s (10/1/15) … Produced a career-best four aces against CSUN (8/27/16), seven digs against Alabama State (9/2/16) and 12 blocks against Harvard (9/10/16) … Her 12-block match against Harvard ranks tied for 3rd in Pepperdine’s rally scoring era single-match record books … Wylie’s 1.02 block/set average is tied for 10th in the rally scoring era records.

PEPPERDINE INDOOR 2016: All-WCC honorable mention Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete … Played in all 30 matches and 116-of-118 sets in 2016 … Tabbed 2.01 kills on a .262 success rate after amassing 233 kills with only 86 errors on 560 swings … Led the team with 0.23 aces/set after finding the hole 27 times … Also picked up 0.52 digs/set (60) and was second on the team with 0.94 blocks/set after rejecting 109 attempts, including eight solo rejections … Hit for double-figure kills nine times and posted double-figure blocks once with 12 against Harvard (9/10) … Led the squad in hitting percentage 12 times, blocks and aces 11 times and kills on four occasions … Her season-best 12-blocks against Harvard ranks tied for 3rd in the Pepperdine rally scoring era single-match record books … Picked up a season-best four aces against CSUN (8/27) and seven digs against Alabama State (9/2).

PEPPERDINE INDOOR 2015: WCC Freshman of the Year … WCC All-Freshman team … Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete … One of only three Waves to start all 31 matches and play in all 115 sets … Averaged 2.54 kills/set, 1.10 blocks/set, 3.40 points/set, 0.26 aces/set and 0.55 digs/set … Led the team with 127 total blocks, including 10 solo efforts … Posted 292 kills with only 90 errors on 608 swings for a .332 hitting percentage … Tallied 30 aces, seven assists and 63 digs  ... Had double-kill efforts in 14 matches … Hit for a .400 hitting percentage or higher in 11 matches … Posted four or more blocks on 17 separate occasions … Tabbed three or more digs three times … Had a season-high 17 kills on a .652 clip (17-2-23) in four sets vs. Saint Mary’s (10/1) … Had a season-best 18.5 points against Florida Atlantic after putting down 14 kills on a .444 effort, with one ace and six blocks including one solo … Posted a season-best nine blocks at San Francisco (11/12) … Tabbed seven blocks three times, including two solos and five assists at Pacific (10/29).
Played with the Asics Munciana Volleyball Club for three years and the Motto Volleyball Club for one ... Was a national runner-up at the 2014 AAU Championships (18U Open).

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Cathedral High School, located in Indianapolis, Ind., in 2015 ... Played three years on the varsity ... A 2014-15 All-American by PrepVolleyball.com and AVCA/Under Armour (honorable mention) ... Ranked #73 on PrepVolleyball.com's list of Senior Aces ... The Marion
County Coaches Association Female Athlete of the Year ... An Indiana All-Star as a junior and senior ... Had 329 kills and 104 blocks as a senior ... State runner-up as a senior and a semifinalist as a junior and sophomore ... Graduated with high

PERSONAL: Born in Indianapolis, Ind ... Daughter of Melanie and Ron Wylie ... Has three siblings: Hannah, Jordan and Camden ... Majoring in sports administration ... Chose Pepperdine because "of their prestigious academics and athletics, location and small personal class sizes."

FAVORITES: Enjoys horseback riding ... Favorites include the St. Louis Cardinals (pro sports team), The Breakfast Club (movie), Grey's Anatomy and Gilmore Girls (TV shows) and baseball (sport other than volleyball) ... Favorite thing about volleyball is "when you step into the gym everything you are worrying about that days goes away and I get to focus on playing the game that I love."


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