Tara Cross-Battle

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Tara Cross-Battle
Personal information
Born September 16, 1968 (1968-09-16) (age 48)
Houston, Texas, U.S.

Tara Cross-Battle (born September 16, 1968 in Houston, Texas)[1] is a retired female volleyball player from the United States, who won the bronze medal with the USA National Women's Team at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. She played NCAA women's volleyball for California State University, Long Beach,[2] where she helped lead her team to the 1989 NCAA Championship title.

Cross-Battle competed in four Summer Olympics overall, starting in 1992, after having made her debut in 1990.

Current life[edit]

Tara is currently working at Houston Juniors Volleyball Club. She previously coached at Texas Pride in the 2011 club season as the head coach of the top 16s team. In the 2010 season she coached at Texas Tornados Volleyball club as the head 16s coach and took her team to nationals and got 13th place at nationals. The year before that, in 2009, her top 16s team got 9th in the nation.

[3] [4] [5]

Clubs[edit]

International competitions[edit]

  • 1990 – Goodwill Games
  • 1990 – World Championship (bronze)
  • 1991 – NORCECA Championships (silver)
  • 1991 – World Cup
  • 1992 – Summer Olympics (bronze)
  • 1992 – FIVB Super Four (bronze)
  • 1993 – NORCECA Championships (silver)
  • 1993 – World Grand Prix
  • 1993 – FIVB Grand Champions Cup
  • 1994 – World Grand Prix
  • 1994 – World Championship
  • 1995 – Pan American Games (silver)
  • 1995 – Canada Cup (gold)
  • 1995 – World Grand Prix (gold)
  • 1995 – World Cup
  • 1996 – Summer Olympics (7th place)
  • 2000 – Summer Olympics (4th place)
  • 2001 – NORCECA Championships (gold)
  • 2001 – World Grand Prix (gold)
  • 2002 – World Championship (silver)
  • 2002 – World Grand Prix (6th place)
  • 2003 – World Grand Prix (bronze)
  • 2003 – World Cup (Bronze)
  • 2004 – World Grand Prix (bronze)
  • 2004 – Summer Olympics (5th place)

Awards[edit]

Individuals[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tara Cross-Battle". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. 
  2. ^ announcement of Cross-Battle being made a coach for Texas Pride
  3. ^ http://www.texaspridesc.com/content/texas-pride-volleyball-club
  4. ^ http://assets.teamusa.org/assets/documents/attached_file/filename/28457/Copy_of_GJNC_2010_Results16o.pdf
  5. ^ http://assets.teamusa.org/assets/documents/attached_file/filename/29120/16_O_Final_Standings.pdf
Awards
Preceded by
Brazil Fernanda Venturini
Most Valuable Player of
FIVB World Grand Prix

1995
Succeeded by
Brazil Leila Barros