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Tara Diebold
Position: Pole Vault
Height: 5'6"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Branson, Mo.
High School: Branson HS
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Release: 01/18/2008


2011: INDOOR: At the season-opening Arkansas Invitational, Diebold posted a clearance of 13-9.25 to finish in the second place. She finished fourth at the Razorback Invitational (13-5.25) and second at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational (13-9.25). In back-to-back competitions, Diebold finished in third place with clearances of 13-11.25 at the Tyson Invitational and 13-7.25 at the SEC Championships. She notched her first event win of the season at the Arkansas Last Chance meet. Diebold secured First-Team All-America status at the NCAA Championships where she had a personal-best mark of 14-1.25 in a sixth-place effort. OUTDOOR: Diebold turned in another second-place finish with a personal-best clearance of 13-9.25 at the Razorback Spring Invitational. She went on to finish fifth at the Texas Relays (13-5.25) and SEC Championships (13-1.75). At the NCAA West Preliminary Round, she got over the bar set at 13-5.25 to qualify for the national meet. Diebold closed out her year with Honorable Mention All-America accolades at the NCAA Championships. For her performance in the classroom, Diebold was named to the Capital One Academic All-America University Division First Team. It marked the second such honor for Diebold. She also earned Academic All-District recognition. Additionally, she was named to the SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll and USTFCCCA All-Academic Team.

2010: Diebold redshirted during the indoor and outdoor seasons.

2009: INDOOR: Diebold began her season clearing 12-11.5 at the Arkansas Invitational, good for third and an NCAA provisional-qualifying mark. She competed at the Tyson Invitational and vaulted to a height of 13-7.25, improving upon her provisional-qualifying mark and finishing fifth in the meet. She earned a runner-up finish at the SEC Championships, earning All-SEC honors, with a height of 13-5. At the Arkansas Last Chance Meet, Diebold improved even more with a personal best height of 13-8.25, good for second in the event. Diebold concluded the season with a ninth-place finish and All-America honors at the NCAA Championships (13-3.5). OUTDOOR: She finished tied for second at the UC Irvine Spring Break Classic after clearing a height of 12-7.5, good for an NCAA regional-qualifying mark. At the John McDonnell Invitational, she cleared a personal-best height of 13-6.25 and picked up a fourth-place finish. She finished tied for fourth with a height of 13-1.5 at the SEC Championships. At the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships, she finished tied for sixth with a clearance of 13-1.75 and concluded her season at the NCAA Championships finishing tied for 19th and clearing a height of 12-9.5. 

2008: INDOOR: Diebold made her Razorback debut at the Arkansas Invitational where she finished eighth in the pole vault with a clearance of 12-6.25. She won her section of the vault at the Tyson Invitational with a clearance of 12-11.75, also an NCAA provisional-qualifying mark. She made a huge breakthrough at the SEC Championships where she earned a runner-up finish with a personal-best clearance of 13-6.5. Her mark was an improved NCAA provisional qualifier and earned her All-SEC and SEC All-Freshman honors. She ended the season with a 13th-place finish at the NCAA Championships (13-5.25). OUTDOOR: At Texas Relays, she tied for eighth with a pole vault of 12-7.5, her first regional-qualifying mark of the season. She cleared an improved regional-qualifying mark of 13-2.25 at the Arkansas Twilight. She finished sixth (12-7.5) at the SEC Championships as part of a 1-4-6-7 Arkansas finish. She finished tied for 15th (12-6) at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships to end the season.

AT BRANSON HS: A two-sport athlete for Branson High School, Diebold excelled in track and also earned all-area and all-conference honors in volleyball. As a member of the Pirates track team she broke the school record in the pole vault each year she competed and holds the record at 13-0. She was a three-time champion at COC's as well as three district and sectional titles. Diebold also took three Class 3 state championships. She is also the Missouri all-class record holder. On the club circuit, Diebold finished second at the USATF Junior Olympics with a height of 12-5.

PERSONAL: Born Nov. 28, 1988, she is the daughter of Wayne and Diane Diebold. She is enrolled in the College of Education and Health Professions and is majoring in communication disorders.

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