2014: Leads Wildcats and ranks sixth in the Big Ten in assists with 10.69 per set ... Named Big Ten Freshman of the Week after posting back-to-back doubles-doubles, brining her career total to five, against Rutgers and Maryland (9/29) ... Matched a career-high in digs with 12 and set a career high with six kills against Maryland (9/27) ... Posted 27 assists and 10 digs and added three blocks in first Big Ten win over Rutgers (9/26) ... Had a then career-high five kills on six swings and recorded her second double-double behind 37 assists and a career-high 12 digs against Loyola (9/12) ... Handed out 45 assists and notched eight digs and two aces in Wildcat's win over Youngstown State (9/12) ... Collected career-high three aces vs. Cal State Fullerton (9/5) ... Named to the NIU Invitational All-Tournament team (8/30) ... Recorded first career double-double in collegiate debut against Colorado with 46 assists and 11 digs (8/29) ... First career match took place on 18th birthday.
High School: Four-year letterwinner and two-year captain at New Trier High School ... 2013 MaxPreps.com Second Team All-American ... Named to Volleyball Magazine 2014 Girls' Fab 50 list ... Led New Trier to third-place finish at IHSA Class 4A state tournament ... Helped Trevians finish 39-2 and as IHSA Class 4A runners-up in 2012 ... 2013 Central Suburban League South Player of the Year ... 2013 Chicago Sun-Times Player of the Year ... Ranked No. 11 Senior Ace by PrepVolleyball.com ... Has extensive international playing experience ... Attended U-20 U.S. Women's Junior National Team tryout in June 2014 ... Served as team captain for 2013 USA Girls' Youth National Team that won a silver medal at the World Championships in Thailand ... Also captained 2012 USA squad that won gold at NORECA in Mexico and a fourth-place finish in Croatia at the European Global Challenge ... Played club with Wildcat Juniors VBC ... Member of Spanish National Honor Society ... Honor Roll student ... Reading and Writing Center tutor.
Personal: Daughter of Jennifer and Paul Tashima ... Mother, Jennifer, was a three-time MVP of Dickinson College's track team ... Father, Paul, played professional beach volleyball ... Chose Northwestern over Michigan, Michigan State, North Carolina and Marquette ... Anticipated major is economics.