Tamara Thomas
Tamara Thomas
Height: 5-3
Year: RS Junior
Hometown: Sherman Oaks, Calif.
High School: Westridge School for Girls
Position: Jumps
UC Santa Barbara
Redshirt. 2010
Battling to move into the number one spot on the Gaucho all-time triple jump list, Thomas bettered her triple jump performance from last season with a jump of 39'8.75" at the Cal Poly Invitational and foreshadowing her record breaking performance at the end of the season...Jumped 19'1" in the long jump against Cal Poly to move into fifth all-time...Finished 25th in the final round of the NCAA West Preliminary rounds with her triple jump mark of 41'3.25" and setting a new UCSB record. 2009
In her freshman season Thomas moved into second on the UCSB all-time triple jump list with a mark of 39'1.25" (11.92m) at the USC Invitational, and into sixth on the all-time long jump list with a mark of 18'9" (5.71m) at the Bryan Clay Invitational...At the Big West Championships she took ninth in the triple jump at 37'10.75" (11.55m) and 14th in the long jump at 17'7.50" (5.37m)...Her other highlights included winning her section in the long jump at the Oregon Relays with a mark of 18'5" (5.61m), and coming in second in the triple jump at the Big West Challenge Cup with a mark of 37'10.50" (11.54m). High School
Qualified for the California State Meet in the triple jump her junior season...Was Westridge's team MVP in field events her junior and senior seasons...Holds her school's triple jump record at 38'5"...Best mark in the long jump was 18'5". Personal
Majoring in psychology with a minor in black studies...Hopes to become a clinical psychologist...Interested in dance, particularly hip-hop and modern ballet...Fan of alternative music and lists The Postal Service, The Shins, and Aqualung among her favorite bands...The Celestine Prophecy and the Twilight series among her favorite books.
Collegiate Career Bests
Triple Jump - 41'3.25" (NCAA Preliminary, 5/29/2010)
Long Jump -   19'1 (Cal Poly Dual Meet, 5/1/2010)