Tara Dooley
Tara Dooley
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Lee, Mass.
High School: Lee

2011 graduate of Lee High School who is majoring in accountancy … outstanding student … has been Bentley’s number one runner in every cross country race she ran the last two seasons … was a member of the Bentley lacrosse team as a freshman … Before Bentley: was a three-sport athlete and captain at Lee High, competing in soccer, basketball and lacrosse … two-year captain in soccer … led Lee to Western Massachusetts championship in basketball all four years and 2010 state championship … Lee also reached the state finals in 2011 … as a junior, made a buzzer-beater in the Western Mass. championship game to force overtime … four-year all-star in lacrosse … Personal: age as of Sept. 1: 20 … daughter of Michael and Jo-Anne Dooley … has two sisters, Kaitlyn (21) and Eileen (18) … involved with Catholic Campus Connection and Campus Activities Board.

CROSS COUNTRY

2012: Finished second in both the Northeast-10 Championships (18:38.4) and the NCAA Division II Regional (21:17.4) … sixth overall and first among Division II student-athletes in the New England Championships (17:37.92) … placed 58th in the NCAA Division II Championships with a time of 21:49.9 … won the Central Connecticut State Invitational in 17:35.84 … USTFCCCA Division II All-Academic … Academic All-Northeast-10 … Capital One NCAA Division II Academic All-District … 2011: in first-ever cross country race, finished 28th overall and first among Division II runners in the New Englands in 18:34 … runner-up in the Northeast-10 Championships (17:44.23) and NCAA Division II East Regional (21:58.7) … 49th in NCAA Division II Championships (22:36.2) … USTFCCCA Division II All-Academic … named NE-10 Runner of the Week Oct. 10 … four-time NE-10 Rookie of the Week.

TRACK

Owns fourth fastest outdoor 10,000 in program history (39:37.82) … 2012-13: was fifth in 10,000 at Northeast-10 Championships (39.37.82) in only track race of the year … 2011-12: was second in mile at Brandeis Reggie Poyau Invitational (5:14.80). 

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