JUNIOR (2011): Played in all 33 matches with 27 starts...named All-WCC honorable mention...was second on the team in kills with 331 kills...set a new USD single-season record for aces with 51...recorded a career-high 19 kills in a win against Georgia Southern (9/10/11)...recorded 18 kills in a win against San Diego State (10/18/11)...recorded 17 kills in a win against Cal Poly (8/27/11)...recorded 15 kills against Arizona State (9/10/11)...recorded four double-doubles, one against San Francisco (10/29/11), one against San Diego State (10/18/11), one against Saint Mary's 10/13/11) and one against Cal Poly (9/27/11)...recorded a career-high 15 digs against Loyola Marymount (10/15/11)... helped lead the team to the second round of the NCAA Tournament... helped lead the team to the best overall record in program history at 28-5.
SOPHOMORE (2010): Appeared in 27 of the Toreros' 30 matches during the season at outside hitter and a primary server... helped lead the team to the 2010 WCC Championship...recorded 47 kills, including totals of 10 against Kansas State (8/29/10) and 13 against Hawai'i (8/27/10)...tallied 88 digs, with a season-high of 12 against Kansas State (8/29/10)...had one double-double, which came against Kansas State when she recorded 10 kills and 12 digs (8/29/10)...posted a team-best 36 service aces and her 0.38 service ace average per set ranked second in the West Coast Conference.
FRESHMAN (2009): Played in 25 matches as an outside hitter for the Toreros...finished the year with 148 kills 49 assists (good for 2nd on the team), 13 service aces and 166 digs... Recorded 13 digs at Long Beach State in a 3-1 victory (8/28/09)...recorded a double-double in back-to-back wins against Seattle University (9/15/09) with 11 kills and 12 digs, and against UC Irvine (9/17/09) with 13 kills and 10 digs...recorded 11 digs at Loyola Marymount in a 3-2 victory (10/1/09)...recorded 10 kills in a 3-1 win against San Francisco (10/8/09)...recorded 12 digs against Santa Clara in a 3-1 victory (10/10/09)... Recorded 11 kills at Gonzaga in a 3-1 win (10/22/09)... recorded back-to-back wins with 10 digs against Loyola Marymount (10/31/10) and Santa Clara (11/5/09).
HIGH SCHOOL: Earned four varsity letters playing volleyball at Ronald Reagan High School...as a senior she recorded 602 kills and 442 digs en route to being named All-American, named to the All-State Team, and being named the Express Payer of the Year...as a junior, she recorded 478 kills and 402 digs en route to being selected to the All-State team, to the Express News Super team and being named her team's offensive and defensive MVP...she was a four-time first-team All-District selection...she played for the Austin Junior Volleyball club team, where she helped lead the team to the 2008 National Championship.
PERSONAL: Amber Dawn Tatsch was born on March 20, 1991...she is the daughter of Buddy and Donna Tatsch...she was heavily recruited by New Mexico State, Notre Dame, Missouri and the University of Pacific...chose to attend USD because of the great volleyball program, the great academic reputation, and because of the beautiful campus...she notes that she is the first member of her family to leave the state of Texas.
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