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Academic Honors -- Garnered 2009 Scholar All-America laurels from the College Swimming Coaches Association ... has been named to the Commandant's List twice and to the Dean's List once ... named to the 2008 and `09 Patriot League Academic Honor Rolls.

Athletic Honors -- Qualified to compete in three events at the 2009 NCAA Championship ... tabbed as the 2008 and `09 Patriot League Swimmer of the Meet after winning a trio of individual events during both championship meets ... has been named First-Team All-Patriot League in each of her three seasons.

2008-09 -- Placed 40th in the 500 free and 58th in the 200 free at the NCAA Championship ... selected as the Patriot League Swimmer of the Year after winning three events in school and league record-breaking times ... won the 200, 500 and 1650 free at the event ... her 1000 split time in the 1650 also was a school record ... totaled 38 wins in 39 races during the regular season.

2007-08 -- Set four Navy and three Patriot League records (at the time) in winning three events at the league meet ... won the 200 free (1:48.82), the 500 free (4:46.70) and the 1650 free (16:34.63) ... additionally, her 1000 split of 10:02.16 as part of her 1650 free effort also was a new Navy record ... helped Navy win the 400 and 800 freestyle relays at the championship ... won 28 individual event races during the regular season.

2006-07 -- In addition to winning the 200 free at the Patriot League Championship, also placed second in the 500 and 1650 free and was a member of Navy's victorious 800 free relay team at the meet ... totaled 28 victories during the dual meet season ... competed in the 200 and 400 freestyle and in a pair of relay events at the USA Swimming Spring Championship.

High School -- Graduated from Cox High School ... the swimming team won both district and regional titles during each of her four seasons ... after earning the team's top newcomer award as a freshman, was selected as the MVP of the squad in her remaining three seasons ... was a member of the National Honor Society and the French Honor Society.

Personal -- Tara Marie Chapmon ... born Nov. 15, 1988, in Virginia Beach, Va. ... father is a Commander in the Navy while mother works as a Navy career counselor ... oceanography major.

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