|Hometown:||Spring Creek, NV|
|High School:||Spring Creek HS|
High School: Tara is a graduate of Spring Creek HS where she played volleyball and basketball. She was a three year leading blocker in volleyball, 2007 team captain, and received the 2006 leadership award. She was also part of the basketball team that won the 3A NV State Championship in 2007 and was All-Conference in 2008.
Previous College: Played two seasons of volleyball and one season of basketball at Feather River College in Quincy, California.
Personal:Daughter of David and Heather Usko...has one brother, Tyler...is a History major and her career goal in to become a museum curator...hobbies include swimming, drawing, and hiking...enjoys playing/watching basketball and football...favorite athlete is Troy Polomolu...favorite foods are sushi and popsicles...favorite movies are Fight Club and Big Fish...favorite TV show is How I Met Your Mother...favorite website is facebook.com...also recruited by Adams State College, Great Falls University, and Southern Arkansas...greatest athletic experience was winning a state championship...most impressive person she's ever met is her mother...superstition on game day is that she has to have her nails painted black.