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Tatum Norton
Player Profile:
Tatum Norton 816592
Position: Defensive Specialist
Height: 5'6"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Costa Mesa, Calif.
High School: Newport Harbor
Experience: High School


In 2013, should challenge for the starting role at libero as a sophomore after the graduation of U.S. A2 National Team member and three-year Duck starter Haley Jacob and four-year letterwinner and defensive specialist Kellie Kawasaki. Impressed coaches as a freshman in 2012, and played 48 sets at one of the team's deepest positions. As a prep was a first-team All-League, All-County and All-CIF selection as a senior, and played six seasons for the Orange County Volleyball Club.

2012: One of team's top defensive additions, played 48 of the team's 123 sets (including 27 in Pac-12 play and three in the postseason). Made first collegiate start vs. Toledo in the season opener. Logged first collegiate ace the next match vs. Houston. Posted a a season-high nine digs the second week of the season in three sets in Western Carolina win. Landed first Pac-12 season ace vs. Utah. Altogether, posted multiple digs in nine contests. Season Highs: Digs: 9 (3s), vs Western Carolina (8/31/12); Aces: 1, (2s) vs Houston (8/25/12), (3s) vs. Utah (9/28/12).

PREP: Was tabbed a first-team All-League, All-County and All-CIF selection as a senior in 2011. Lettered two seasons for Newport Harbor High School at libero and graduated in 2012. Helped Orange County Volleyball Club win 2011 junior national championship national division, and was an all-tourney team selection. Was coached in high school by Dan Glenn and in club by Charlie Brande. Off the court, was an honor roll selection, and volunteered with the Assistance League, Operation School Bell and Camp Snoop organizations.


Personal: Communications intended major. Parents are Kirk and Julie, and has one older brother, Parker.


Digs: 9 (3s), vs Western Carolina (8/31/12)
Aces: 1, (2s) vs Houston (8/25/12), (3s) vs. Utah (9/28/12)

Season SP MP-MS  TA  A  A/S   SA  SA/S  SE  DIG  D/S  BS  BA  TB   B/S  BE  Ps Pts/S
2012   48 27-1   0   2  0.04  2   0.04   3   33  .69   0   0   0  0.00   0   2  0.43
48 27-1   0   2  0.04  2   0.04   3   33  .69   0   0   0  0.00   0   2  0.43


Nicknames: Tates, Tate
Favorite Color: neon yellow
Pets Growing Up: My dog Peanut
If I got a Tatoo, it Would be of: The Olympic rings (but only if I went to the Olympics)
Favorite Saying/Motto: "Every" -Charlie Brande
If I could go back in time, I'd go to: semi-finals CIF game
Favorite Hobbies: traveling, surfing
Greatest Accomplishment: Playing volleyball at Oregon
Something Most People Would be Surprised to Know About Me: I am named after famous actress Tatum O'Neil
Personal Hero: My dad
Most Prized Possession: My dog
When I was a Little Kid I Wanted to be a: Photographer
If I Could Have Dinner With Anybody: Michael Phelps
First Car: Prius
Favorite Place I've Visited: Costa Rica
Favorite Place I'd Like to Travel to: Bahamas
Favorite Place to take Visitors to Eugene: Prince Pucklers
Favorite Entrée/Dish: Steak
Favorite Ice Cream: Cookies and Cream
Favorite Snack: Nachos
Favorite Pizza Toppings: Pepperoni
Favorite DrinkÑ Oreo shake
Favorite Type of Food: mexican
Best Dish I Can Make: Guacomole
Favorite Movie: Friday Night Lights
Favorite Actor: Zach Galifianakis
Favorite Actress: Snooki
Favorite TV Comedy: Modern Family
Favorite TV Drama: Pretty Little Liars
Favorite Singer or Band/CD: Train
Favorite Book: Something Borrowed
Favorite Board Game: Life
Favorite Video Game: Mario Kart
I Chose Oregon Because: Great volleyball program and great teammates and coaches
Pre-game Rituals or Superstitions: Visualize
If I didn't play volleyball, I would play: Basketball


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