FRESHMAN SEASON (2018)
Compiled a 2-0 record in her freshman campaign with both victories coming on Court 4… Defeated New Orleans in three sets on March 24 with partner Emily Hardesty… Defeated Jacksonville State in straight sets on March 31 with partner Megan Davenport.
PRIOR TO LSU
Three-time USAV High Performance A2 National Team member ... Placed in over 30 beach volleyball tournaments from 2013-2017 ... Earned first-team All-District Honors as a freshman, sophomore and junior ... As a sophomore and junior she was named Archbishop Hannan High School’s MVP ... Finished as Louisiana’s Division 2A state runner-up as a sophomore and junior ... Named to the All-State volleyball team as a sophomore ... Running track, she finished as district champion in the 300m hurdles and high jump as a junior and 100m hurdles, 300m hurdles and high jump as a sophomore ... Coached in volleyball by Rebekkah Bonnaffee ... Graduated in three years.
Full name is Tatum Elle Ballard ... Born January 21, 2000 ... Has three siblings, Brooks, Paxton, and Lila. ... Made the President’s Honor Roll as a high school student ... Awarded the St. Thomas Aquinas Scholarship ... Excellence in Science Award ... Excellence in Teen Leadership Award ... Chemistry Honors Award.