Athletics News

Colonial of the Week - Tara Booker

Jan. 3, 2011

Name: Tara Booker
Sport: Women's Basketball
Class: Junior
Pos.: Forward/Guard
Hometown: Galloway, NJ
High School: Absegami

Booker earns her second Colonial of the Week honor of the season after being named to the All-Classic Team of the Miami Holiday Classic Dec. 30. Booker averaged a double-double of 15.5 points and 10 rebounds in the Colonials' two games in south Florida. She posted career-highs of 22 points, six 3-pointers and 13 rebounds in GW's second game, a 70-66 overtime loss against Morgan State Dec. 29, after opening with nine points and seven boards in an 83-62 loss to host Miami Dec. 28. The 6-foot-1 combo forward/guard made 9-of-21 field goals (.429), including 9-of-17 shots behind the three-point arc (.529), and 4-of-6 free throws for 31 points while chipping in 20 rebounds, two assists, two blocks and a steal in a combined 62 minutes of action at the Classic. With her nine 3-pointers, Booker moved past GW Athletic Hall of Fame member Colleen McCrea into 12th all-time in program history with 87 career triples through 50 games.