4 - Tara Tomimoto
Tara Tomimoto
Height: 5-5
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Calgary, Alta.
High School: West Island College
Position: D
Major: Economics
Previous Team: Calgary Bruins
S/C: R
Residential College: Calhoun

2013-14 (Senior): Elected captain by her teammates.

2012-13 (Junior): ECAC Hockey All-Academic ... Won team's Richard H. Brodhead '68 Award, given to the player "who has contributed significantly to the success of the team while excelling academically." ... Led team in assists, second on team in points (2-12-14) ... Appeared in all 29 games after missing the previous season due to injury.

2011-12: Missed season due to injury.

2010-11 (Sophomore): ECAC Hockey All-Academic ... One goal, four assists in 17 games ... Incurred only one penalty.

2009-10 (Freshman): ECAC Hockey All-Academic ... Three goals, seven assists in 26 games ... First career point came on assist vs. Quinnipiac Nov. 7 ... Scored first career goal Jan. 9 at BC in 3-3 tie.

Hockey Canada: Invited to Team Canada U-18 Strength and Conditioning Camp and U-18 Evaluation Camp in 2008 ... Selected to Team Alberta in 2008 and competed in the 2008 U-18 National Championship.

Before Yale: Captain of Calgary Midget AAA Bruins of the Alberta Major Midget Female Hockey League in 2008-09 ... Named Top Defenseman in AMMFHL in 2008-09 ... Led AMMFHL defensemen in assists (19) and also had seven goals ... Tournament MVP, Top Plus/Minus Award and First Team All-Star at Macs Midget Tournament 2008-09 ... AMMFHL South Division All-Star, Top Defensive Player in AMMFHL All-Star Game 2009 ... Selected to AMMFHL South Division All-Star Team to play U-18 Finnish National Team 2008 ... Captain of Bantam A Elbow Park team that was provincial finalists/silver medalists ... Earned gold medal at Stampede Challenge Tournament 2007 ... Top Female Athlete at Junior School 2006 ... Played badminton (MVP), basketball (captain), soccer and volleyball in high school ... Member of Prefect Board 2008-09 ... Elected to Student Athletic Council 2007-08 ... Received term awards for highest academic average in 11th and 12th grade ... Received Annual Highest Average Awards in five different subjects ... Named valedictorian of her graduating class May 29, 2009.

Notes: Traveled to Mozambique, Africa, to help rebuild a school in 2009 ... Traveled to Brazil, aided underprivileged children and helped build a medical clinic for a village in the Amazon in 2007 ... Has volunteered for several community organizations ... Figure skated for six years ... Mentioned in Calgary Herald in 2011 for work on marrow donor drive in honor of former teammate Mandi Schwartz (1988-2011).

Why Yale? "I chose Yale because I loved the campus and the diversity of activities available to students and I decided that nothing can compare with an Ivy League education."