Tara Boothe

Tara Boothe


Fort Thomas, Ky.

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2013 Xavier Hall of Fame Induction Highlights

Boothe, Davenport, Froehle, Hinrichs and Tegge Were Enshrined Into XU's Hall of Fame.


Xavier University Athletic Hall of Fame Set To Induct Five New Members

Ceremony Is On December 7

At Xavier: A Preseason Honorable Mention All-American selection by Street & Smith's Magazine and a Preseason Second Team All-American selection by the Women's Basketball News Service, Boothe begins the 2005-06 season in fifth place on Xavier's all-time scoring list with 1680 career points, 356 shy of Jo Ann Osterkamp's all-time scoring record of 2036 points ... Boothe has already rewritten the Xavier record book as the senior forward established a new single-season scoring record at Xavier during the 2004-05 with 659 points eclipsing Taru Tukkanen's previous record of 648 points ... Boothe also set the scoring record for a member of the freshman, sophomore and junior class in her three years at XU and is also the record holder in rebounding for a freshman and sophomore ... The nation's leading scorer in national postseason play last year, Boothe averaged 30.3 points per game during XU's run to the 2005 WNIT Quarterfinal ... The Fort Thomas, Ky. native has scored 20+ points 39 times in her career at XU including 16 of the last 21 games and has dropped 30+ points five times in her career ... A two-time member of the All-Atlantic 10 First Team and a member of the 2005 Atlantic 10 All-Tournament Team ... Honored as the Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year following the 2002-03 season.

Academic Success: 2003-04 and 2004-05 Atlantic 10 Academic All-Conference Team ... 2003 and 2004 Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll member.

As a Junior in 2004-05: A First Team All-Atlantic 10 selection for the second consecutive season, Boothe also earned All-Academic honors from the A-10 for the second straight year ... Finished the season as the Atlantic 10's leading scorer at 20.6 points per game ... Her 20.6 scoring average was good for ninth in the country ... Was the Atlantic 10's sixth-leading rebounder (8.0 rpg) and enters the 2005-06 season with 726 career boards ... Finished the season ranked fourth in the league in field goal percentage (.519) ... Led the conference in free throw shooting at .791 percent ... Established a new single-season scoring record at XU when she scored her 649th point of the 2004-05 season with 2:12 remaining in the Musketeers' WNIT Quarterfinal loss at Kentucky (3/24) ... Boothe broke Taru Tukkanen's previous record, which had stood since the 2000-01 season ... Established Xavier's new junior scoring record on March 16 in Xavier's WNIT First Round win at Western Kentucky when she scored her 596th career point with 4:26 to go in the second half ... Boothe scored the last four points of that contest including a jumper with 3-seconds to go in regulation to give XU the lead for good ... A three-time Atlantic 10 Player of the Week honoree, Boothe earned the award the weeks of November 28, January 23 and February 12 ... Boothe finished the 2004-05 season in style, scoring in double-figures in XU's last 18 contests ... Poured in 20+ points 18 times during her junior season including 16 of her final 21 games ... Scored 30+ points twice including a career-high 36 point effort at Western Kentucky in XU's 87-85 WNIT First Round win. Boothe established a new school record for field-goal attempts against the Hilltoppers, converting on 15-of-25 field goal attempts including 4-of-6 from beyond the 3-point arc in leading XU to its first postseason win since the 2000-01 season ... Selected as the 2004 Provident Bank Xavier Invitational M.V.P. (11/27) in a vote by coaches and the media after recording two double-doubles and averaging 19.5 points per game and 12.0 rebounds per game in the two-day tournament ... Boothe recorded 10 double-doubles during the season.

2005 Postseason: Averaged a team-high 25.6 points per game during the Xavier's five postseason contests and scored thirty or more points on two occasions ... Scored a career-high 36 points on 15-of-25 shooting in XU's WNIT First Round win at Western Kentucky (3/16) ... Scored 30 points and was 9-of-13 from the free throw line in XU's WNIT Second Round victory at Indiana State (3/21) ... Averaged 9.8 rebounds per game during the postseason and recorded three double-doubles including a 15 point, 13 rebound performance in the Atlantic 10 semifinal on March 6 ... Shot 51.1 percent (47-of-92) from the field and was a sizzling 43.5 percent (10-of-23) from beyond the 3-point arc ... Averaged 18.5 points per game and 11.5 rebounds per game in Xavier's two Atlantic 10 Tournament games and was name to the 2005 Atlantic 10 All-Tournament Team ... Was 9-of-10 from the line during the conference tournament.

As a Sophomore in 2003-04: Became the 18th member of Xavier's 1,000 Point Club in A-10 quarterfinals against Temple ... Tied all-time leading scorer Jo Ann Osterkamp for fastest to 1,000 points. Both did so in 59 career games, and are the only sophomores to reach that milestone ... She was one of 10 sophomores in the country to reach 1,000 points in 2003-04 ... Boothe is only the fourth Xavier sophomore to score 500 points, and is third all-time with 542 points in her second season ... Boothe's 227 rebounds is the sophomore record ... She ranked in the top 10 of six different Atlantic 10 stats rankings: points (third at 18.3), rebounds (fourth at 7.6), field goal percentage (fourth at .522), free throw percentage (10th at .760), blocked shots (eighth at 0.9) and offensive rebounds (second at 3.2). She also was 15th with 1.7 steals per game ... Boothe hit 10 or more field goals in six games ... Shot 52.2 percent from the field, and hit at least half her shots in 20 of 30 games ... She tied the Cintas Center record for shooting percentage as she went 9-9 from the field against Middle Tennessee on Dec. 3. The record had been set by Taru Tuukkanen against Rhode Island on Jan. 14, 2001 ... In 71 minutes over three games, Boothe hit 17 consecutive shots (three vs. Cincinnati, nine vs. Middle Tennessee and five vs. Central Michigan) ... Boothe had her second career 30-point game as she equaled her career high with 31 points at Duquesne on Jan. 11 ... She scored 20 points in 17 games as a sophomore, and has done so 21 times in her career ... One of the biggest changes to Boothe's game from her freshman to sophomore year was the addition of a three point shot. Boothe was 15-47 from three as a sophomore after attempting just one three as a freshman ... Boothe led Xavier in trips to the foul line (167) and in free throw percentage (.760) ... She attempted at least seven free throws in 14 games ... Boothe had six double-doubles to give her 16 for her career ... Against Cincinnati on Nov. 30, Boothe blocked a career-high four shots ... She led the team with 27 blocks ... Boothe had a career-high six steals on Feb. 14 at George Washington ... Had a team-high 52 steals for the year ... Against Richmond on Jan. 4, Boothe set her career high with six assists ... Boothe led Xavier with 35.4 minutes per game ... She played every minute of seven games, including overtime against Richmond and double-overtime against Fordham in the A-10 First Round ... Boothe was named A-10 Player of the Week on Dec. 7 after averaging 23.3 points on 72.2 percent shooting and 9.0 rebounds through three games the previous week ... For the second year in a row, Boothe was named to the Provident Bank Xavier Invitational All-Tournament Team. She had 23 points and 12 rebounds in the opening game against Central Michigan.

2004 Postseason: Opened the postseason with 21 points and 14 rebounds while playing all 50 minutes of a double-overtime win over Fordham in the A-10 Tournament ... Was 9-11 at the free throw line against Fordham ... Also had four steals against the Rams ... Had 11 points and nine rebounds in the quarterfinals against Temple.

As a Freshman in 2002-03: Named a Freshman All-American by womenscollegehoops.com and Full Court Press ... Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year and Atlantic 10 All-Conference Third Team member ... First player since Susan Moran (Saint Joseph's) in 1998-99 to be named Rookie of the Year and to an All-Conference Team ... Named Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week a record 11 times ... Boothe scored a Xavier freshman record 479 points (Jo Ann Osterkamp held it with 442 in 1980-81) ... She also grabbed a freshman record 242 rebounds (234 by Lynn Bihn in 1991-92 was the record) ... Sixth in the A-10 with 16.0 points per game ... Sixth in the A-10 with 8.1 rebounds per game ... Recorded 10 double-doubles, including six in Atlantic 10 games ... Ranked second in the A-10 with a .538 field goal percentage ... Seventh in A-10 with a .733 free throw percentage ... Set a XU freshman record by scoring in double-figures in her first 19 games. The previous mark was three games ... Scored in double-figures in 29 of 30 games ... Made at least five field goals in all but seven games ... Posted a double-digit rebounding total in 11 games ... Had a double-digit rebounding total in six straight games (Jan. 24-Feb. 9) ... Had at least five rebounds in Xavier's last 17 games ... Grabbed 10 offensive rebounds against Saint Joseph's on Jan. 31, nine against George Washington on Feb. 9 and eight against Richmond on Feb. 7 and again against UC Santa Barbara in the NCAA First Round ... Posted career highs with 31 points and 19 rebounds while playing all 60 minutes in a quadruple overtime win against George Washington on Feb. 9 ... Her 31 points were the most for a Xavier freshman since Taru Tuukkanen had 32 against Middle Tennessee State on Dec. 5, 1997 ... The 19 rebounds tied the A-10 freshman record that was set by Tajama Abraham of G.W. against Rutgers on Jan. 29, 1994 ... Boothe scored 19 points in the season-opening win at Pepperdine, the most points for an XU rookie since Kim Hotz scored 21 in her debut at Northern Illinois in 1996 ... She posted 25 points against Duquesne on Feb. 23 ... Had four steals three times ... Led team with four assists in the quadruple-overtime win against George Washington on Feb. 9 ... Led team with 15 blocks ... Tied NCAA record by playing all 60 minutes in the quadruple overtime win over George Washington on Feb. 9 ... Named to Provident Bank Xavier Invitational All-Tournament Team in December.

2003 Postseason: Had a double-double with 16 points and 13 rebounds against UC Santa Barbara in NCAA First Round ... The 13 rebounds are a Xavier NCAA game record ... Averaged 15.7 points and 8.0 rebounds in three postseason games ... Shot 52.5 percent (20-38) from the field in three postseason games.

Before Xavier: Street & Smith's Honorable Mention All-American ... All-State First Team by the Louisville Courier Journal ... A three-time All-State Honorable Mention by the Associated Press ... Two-time All-Northern Kentucky First Team by the Cincinnati Enquirer ... Rated No. 27 among wing players by All-Star Girls Report ... A McDonald's All-American nominee ... Was the Coaches Association Division II Player of the Year ... Played for Kentucky All-Stars after her senior season against similar teams from Indiana and Ohio ... Scored 25 points and grabbed 16 rebounds for Kentucky in a 79-77 win over Indiana ... She scored 19 of those points in the second half as Kentucky had to come from behind to win ... Scored over 2,000 points in her career at Highlands ... Led state in scoring as a senior with an average of 25.2 points per game ... Boasted a shooting percentage of .569 ... Hauled in 12.8 rebounds per outing.

Personal: Parents Richard and Judy. Has two brothers, Dickie and Ryan ... Her father Richard played baseball for The Ohio State University and Northern Kentucky University and her brother Dickie played baseball for Eastern Kentucky ... A liberal arts major with an elementary education minor ... Born July 12, 1984 in Cincinnati.