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Tara Steinbauer
Tara  Steinbauer


Bloomington, Minn.

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Season GP/GS Min. FG% 3PT% FT% RPG Ast Blk Stl PPG
2007-08 27/16 15.4 .547 .333 .654 3.2 18 1 14 5.1
2008-09 34/16 21.4 .476 .368 .718 5.2 18 6 20 8.5
2009-10 32/32 25.8 .414 .450 .817 6.3 24 7 21 8.6
2010-11 25/25 28.9 .512 .370 .740 5.5 39 5 15 10.5
Career 118/118 22.8 .476 .391 .740 5.1 99 19 70 8.2

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Honors: 2010-11 honorable mention All-Big Ten by league media ... 2009-10 and 2008-09 Academic All-Big Ten

Of Note: Outgoing player with a great personality ... great finisher underneath and great rebounder ... played on the same AAU team (North Tartan) as UW teammate Alyssa Karel ... father Bill played football at Minnesota ... was a competitive downhill ski racer in high school ... wants to work in marketing for a professional sports team

2010-11: Sidelined for rest of season after tearing ACL in first two minutes of game vs. Iowa (Feb. 16) ... Prior to injury: started first 25 games, one of only two players to start all 25 games ... third on team with 10.5 points and 5.5 rebounds per game ... had double-figure rebounding in three games and double-figure scoring in 15 games ... pulled down team-high eight rebounds against Northwestern (Feb. 10) ... dished out a career-high five assists at Northwestern (Jan. 30) ... led team with 19 points against Illinois (Jan. 23) ... finished second on the team with 18 points against Penn State (Jan. 2) ... led the team in scoring in four games and in rebounding in seven games ... recorded her third double-double of season with 17 points and 10 rebounds vs. Milwaukee (Dec. 12) ... had a double-double in her first two games of the season ... scored 12 points and pulled down 11 rebounds at Saint Louis (Nov. 12) ... added a double-double against William & Mary (Nov. 14) when she tallied 22 points and 12 rebounds ... made a career-high eight field goals against the Tribe ... played a career-high 38 minutes against Kansas (Nov. 21) ... scored 16 points and added eight rebounds vs. the Jayhawks ... tied for second on the team with seven points and six rebounds against No. 5 Duke (Dec. 2)

2010-11 Season Highs

Points: 22 vs. William & Mary, 11-14-10
Field Goals: 8 vs. William & Mary, 11-14-10
Field Goal Att.: 13 (2x; MR vs. Northwestern, 2-10-11)
Field Goal %: .875 (7-8) vs. Milwaukee, 12-12-10
3-pt FG: 2 vs. William & Mary, 11-14-10
3-pt FG Att.: 3 (5x; MR vs. Northwestern, 2-10-11)
3-pt FG%: .667 (2-3) vs. William & Mary, 11-14-10
Free Throws: 5 at Indiana, 2-6-11
Free Throw Att.: 6 vs. Kansas, 11-21-10
Free Throw %: 1.000 (4-4) (2x; MR vs. Illinois, 1-23-11)
Rebounds: 12 vs. William & Mary, 11-14-10
Assists: 5 at Northwestern, 1-30-11
Steals: 2 (2x: MR at Minnesota, 1-20-11)
Blocks: 1 (5x; MR vs. Illinois, 1-23-11)
Minutes: 38 vs. Kansas, 11-21-10
Double-Doubles: 3

2009-10: Started all 32 games ... led the team and was 10th in the Big Ten with 6.3 rebounds per game; had double-figure rebounds in eight games ... had five double-doubles this season ... had 10 points and 11 rebounds North Dakota (Nov. 15); 10 rebounds and 14 points vs. Oregon (Nov. 28); 10 rebounds and 10 points vs. SIU Edwardsville (Dec. 13); 13 rebounds and 13 points vs. Purdue (Jan. 7); 15 points and 11 rebounds at Indiana (Jan. 28) ... just missed a double-double with 10 rebounds and nine points at Ohio State (Dec. 6); added three assists vs. the Buckeyes ... scored a career-best 23 points vs. Illinois (Jan. 17); hit 7-of-10 from the field and 8-of-9 from the line vs. the Illini ... led the team with 19 points vs. Indiana (Feb. 14) ... shot career highs of 10-of-12 from the free throw line at Michigan (Feb. 21) ... third on the team with 8.6 points per game ... led the team with an 81.7 free throw percentage (67-of-82); was a perfect 8-for-8 from the line vs. Portland State (Nov. 27); made 21 straight free throws to start the season, only four short of the UW record for consecutive made ... tied her career best with three steals vs. North Dakota (Nov. 15) and at Milwaukee (Nov. 19) ... had two blocks vs. Robert Morris (Dec. 15) ... had four points, four rebounds and one assist vs. Vermont (March 21) in the NCAA tournament

2008-09: Played in all 34 games, starting 16 ... second on the team with 8.5 points per game; led the team with 5.2 rebounds per game ... led the team in scoring in five games ... recorded the first double-double of her career, tying her previous career high with 16 points and pulling down a then-career-high 10 rebounds vs. Penn State (Feb. 12) ... upped her then-career high to 17 points vs. Indiana (Feb. 16) while just missing her second consecutive double-double with nine rebounds ... had her second double-double in three games at Iowa (Feb. 19) with 13 points and a career-high 15 rebounds ... just missed a double-double with 11 points and nine rebounds vs. Northwestern (Mar. 5) in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament ... led the Badgers with a then-career-high 18 points in the second round of the WNIT ... had double-figure scoring in 13 games, including nine out of the last 10 games and the last five games in a row ... had nine-or-more rebounds in four games ... hit a career-best 83.3 (5-of-6) from the field vs. Green Bay (Dec. 10) ... shared team-high honors with seven points at Michigan (Feb. 1); also added six rebounds and one steal vs. the Wolverines ... played a then-career-high36 minutes vs. Penn State (Feb. 12) and vs. St. Bonaventure (March 26) ... led the Badgers and ranked seventh in the Big Ten in field goal percentage at 47.6 (110-of-231)

2007-08: Became a starter in December of 2007 and started 16 games including 12 Big Ten games ... opened her college career with a nine-point and eight-rebound performance vs. Cleveland State (Nov. 9) ... got her first start vs. IPFW on Dec. 2, collecting 16 points on 7-of-9 from the field ... owned the best field goal percentage on the team hitting 54.7 percent (52-95) ... played her most minutes in the last game of the season with 29 vs. Villanova (March 22) ... hit the game-winning free throws (two) with 46 seconds left at Minnesota (Feb. 23) ... had 13 points including her first collegiate 3-pointer vs. Air Force (Dec. 9) ... had 11 points including 7-of-8 free throws vs. Iowa (March 2) ... had eight rebounds, including four offensive boards, at Ohio State (Jan. 20) ... had a career-high four assists vs. Indiana (Feb. 20) ... an injured right lower leg kept her out of two games in December

High School: Top-ranked power forward in the state of Minnesota according to the 2006-07 Minnesota High School Girls Basketball guide ... averaged 20.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and five assists per game and had 11 double-doubles as a senior ... candidate for the 2007 Miss Basketball Award ... named one of the "Fab Five" by the Minnesota Basketball News ... All-Lake Conference performer two years ... named All-State by the Minnesota Girls Basketball Coaches Association, the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the Minneapolis Star Tribune and the Associated Press after her senior season ... named to the 2004 and 2006 Minnesota State Championship all-tournament teams ... team was 30-2 and the 2006 high school state AAAA runner-up ... honors student who earned a 4.0 as a junior ... named MVP of the 2006 Nike "End of the Oregon Trail" AAU Tournament ... led her North Tartan AAU team to a 48-5 record and ninth place at the 2006 national tournament while playing with fellow UW teammate Alyssa Karel

Personal: Parents are Bill and Kathy Steinbauer ... has one brother Ryan and one sister Katie ... major is consumer affairs in business marketing

Career Highs

Points: 23 vs. Illinois, 1-17-10
Field Goals: 8 vs. William & Mary, 11-14-10
Field Goal Att.: 13 (2x; MR vs. Northwestern, 2-10-11)
Field Goal %: .875 (7-8) vs. Milwaukee, 12-12-10
3-pt FG: 3 vs. St. Bonaventure, 3-26-09
3-pt FG Att.: 4 vs. St. Bonaventure, 3-26-09
3-pt FG%: .750 (3-4) vs. St. Bonaventure, 3-26-09
Free Throws: 10 at Michigan, 2-21-10
Free Throw Att.: 12 at Michigan, 2-21-10
Free Throw %: 1.000 (8-8) vs. Portland State, 11-27-09
Rebounds: 15 vs. Iowa, 2-19-09
Assists: 5 at Northwestern, 1-30-11
Steals: 3 (3x; MR at Milwaukee, 11-19-09)
Blocks: 2 (2x; MR vs. Robert Morris, 12-15-09)
Minutes: 38 vs. Kansas, 11-21-10
Double-Doubles: 10

Why I Chose Wisconsin

"I chose Wisconsin because it encompassed all of my interests and areas of passion, including academics, basketball and a social environment."

Off the Court with Tara Steinbauer

Favorites: Subject: Math ... Food: Caesar Salad ... Color: Orange ... Vacation spot: Maui, Hawaii ... Sport other than basketball: Football ... Spot on campus: Lakeshore Path ... Restaurant in Madison: Nitty Gritty ... Book: Oh, the Places You'll Go!
Persons most admired: My parents
My most prized possession is: My memories
Best UW road trip: 2007 Thanksgiving tournament in Malibu
Dream as a collegiate player: NCAA championship
Autobiography title: All Tara, All the Time
If I could bring one thing from my hometown to Madison, it would be: The Mall of America
If I could have any job, I'd be: A marketing manager for a big New York City firm
The community service activity I like most is: Hoops for Hope
What would you be doing if you weren't playing collegiate basketball? Downhill ski racing and studying abroad
Is there something significant about your jersey number? It's my best friend's high school number.
IfI could guest star on a TV show, it would be: Gossip Girl
If I could be on a magazine cover, it would be: Sports Illustrated
The best sporting eventI have ever attended was: Wisconsin vs. Iowa football game
One word that describes me: Outgoing
One word that describes the team: Family
When I have free time, I like to: Walk
If I could meet three people from throughout history, they would be: Anne Frank, Sigmund Freud and Martin Luther King Jr.
If I had a million dollars: I'd go nuts! And then let my parents convince me to put the majority of what I didn't spend into savings.
IfI could spend a week anywhere in the world, it would be: Africa
Childhood hero: Pepper Ann
IfI could have any talent, it would be: Performing in Cirque Du Soleil
What does it mean to be a Badger? It is about pride, competition and a sense of unity. It means giving everything you've got to your academics, athletics and community. It's about representing Cardinal and White in a dignified and respectable fashion. Most importantly, you're never alone because as long as you represent Badger pride, you've got the whole state of Wisconsin on your side!
Career goal: Have a successful career in marketing

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