18 Tamara Strahota  
Tamara Strahota

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Burnsville, Minn.

High School:
Burnsville HS

Height:
5-6

Position:
Defender/Midfielder

Experience:
1 Letter


03/27/2013

Women's Soccer Hands Out Postseason Awards

Uhl, Price earn MVP honors for second year in a row

12/07/2012

Women's Soccer Places 12 on Academic All-Big Ten List

Minnesota fall sports total 70 recipients

12/06/2012

Gophers Place 70 on Fall Academic All-Big Ten List

Minnesota improves fall Academic All-Big Ten total by 11

10/31/2012

Gophers End Season with 2-3 PK Shootout against Illinois

Minnesota finishes the 2012 season with an overall record of 11-7-2

10/31/2012

Three Gophers Earn Big Ten Postseason Awards

Uhl named to Big Ten First Team and Helverson named to Big Ten All-Freshman Team while Phillips receives Sportsmanship Award

10/13/2012

Minnesota-Illinois Highlights

Taylor Uhl scored twice and Tamara Strahota added another as Minnesota beat Illinois.

11/29/2012

Tamara Strahota

Tamara Strahota

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2012 • SENIOR SEASON
Academic All-Big Ten • Earning starting assignments in all 18 appearances • Began the year on defense but was moved up to forward after aggravating an old injury • Collected two goals and three assists for seven total points • Had 10 shots on target out of 26 total shots for a .385 percentage • Recorded her first assist of the season against Bowling Green (Aug. 30) • Scored one goal and one assist in the three-goal shutout victory over Illinois (Oct. 12) • Tallied one assist in the team's 5-1 win against Purdue on Oct. 21.

2011 • REDSHIRT SEASON:
Missed entire season after suffering a leg injury • received medical hardship waiver, restoring her final season of eligibility • served as a team captain.

2010 • JUNIOR SEASON:
Enters her senior season as one of Minnesota's top returners, having appeared in all 23 games last season including 21 starts • set new career highs in 2010 with 17 points, six goals and five assists despite splitting time between forward and defender throughout the year • tallied one game winner • took 27 shots, landing 14 of them on goal • named to the Academic All-Big Ten team • earned third letter.

2009 • SOPHOMORE SEASON:
Named to the Academic All-Big Ten Team • appeared in all 20 matches on the season, with 15 starts •took at least two shots in 16-of-20 matches this season • has taken four or more shots eight times • 54 shots and five goals (tie) are second on the team, while 11 points are third on the team • 54 shots ranked ninth in the Big Ten • five goals on the season tie the mark from her freshman season • took two shots, landing one on goal, in the season ending 1-0 win over Indiana on Nov. 6 • among the team leaders with three shots in the 1-0 OT win over Northwestern on Oct. 30 • scored the opening goal and finished with two shots in the 2-1 loss to Michigan State on Oct. 25, the first time in her career the Gophers lost when she had a point • Gophers are now 7-1-2 in her career when she scores • scored the Gophers only goal with her only shot in the 1-1 tie with Michigan on Oct. 23 • held without a shot in the 1-0 loss to No. 19 Ohio State on Oct. 18, breaking the second longest streak of her career (14) • took two shots, landing each on goal in the 1-0 loss to Penn State on Oct. 16 • tallied first assist on the season, helping on Molly Rouse's game-winner in the 1-0 win over No. 9 Purdue on Oct. 11 • took a game high five shots, and scored her third goal of the season on Oct. 4 against South Dakota • took a game high four shots in the 2-1 OT win at Wisconsin on Oct. 1 • took a game-high five shots against Illinois on Oct. 27 and scored her second goal of the season • took two shots against Iowa on Sept. 24 • tied a season high and led the team with five shots on Sept. 18 • added four more shots on Sept. 20 as Minnesota put up 31 • fired off two shots on Sept. 11 but was held without a shot on goal for the first time in three matches • was held without a shot on Sept. 13, snapping a four-match streak • took four shots on Sept. 4 and two on Sept. 6 • started on Aug. 28 against Georgia for the first time since Nov. 9, 2008 • tied a career high on Aug. 30 with three shots on goal • fired off a team-high four shots on Aug. 21 against South Dakota State, landing a team-high three on goal • scored the third goal of the match, less than five minutes into the second half • score in season opener was third straight regular season match with goal.

2008 • FRESHMAN SEASON:
Named a SoccerAmerica Freshman All-American• earned All-Great Lakes Region Freshman Team honors from SoccerBuzz • Named to the Big Ten All-Freshman Team • earned the Golden Gophers' "Spark Award," annually given to the top bench contributor • tied for the Big Ten lead in game-winning goals with three in conference play • five game-winners in all games tied for third in the Big Ten • scored six goals in conference games to rank tied for sixth in the Big Ten • finished tied for ninth in the Big Ten in points in conference games with seven • game-winning goal (5) mark is tied for the fourth best season in Minnesota soccer history, and is the best mark by a freshman since 1993 • appeared in all 26 matches and was a starter in six • fourth on the team in scoring and led all freshman • scored five goals and added two assists to finish with 13 points • all five goals were game-winners • fired off 42 shots on the season, landing 15 on goal • first collegiate point came in the season opener in the form of an assists on the match's third goal • first collegiate goal came two matches later on Aug. 28 when she opened the scoring in the Golden Gophers 2-0 win over South Dakota State • collected a career high three points (1G/1A) on Oct. 26 in the 2-0 win over Northwestern • in the following match, scored in back-to-back matches for the first career time as the Golden Gophers beat Iowa 1-0• named a U of MMaroonScholar Athlete • earned first letter.

HIGH SCHOOL:
A 2008 graduate of Burnsville High School where she played for coach Paige Hoff • 2007 team captain at Burnsville • 2007 Puma Senior Classic MVP • Named to 2006 and 2007 all-state • 2005, 2006 and 2007 all-metro • 2005, 2006 and 2007 All-Lake Conference • 2005 Lake Conference Champions • 2004 Lake Conference Rookie of the Year • Member of Bangu Tsunami 89/90 club team from 2005-2008 with Gopher teammates Shari Eckstrom and Josie Solie • 2006, 2007 and 2008 Minnesota State Champions and 2008 Region II semifinalists • 2007 Midwest Regional League runner-up • club coach was Eric Singer • 2008 Region II Olympic Development Program (ODP) Team - participating in 2008 European tour with teammate Eckstrom • 2007 Region II ODP Team - Interregional Event, Stockton, CA and Brazil Tour • Member of Region II ODP Team from 2006-2008 • Member of Minnesota 1990 State ODP Team from 2003-2007 • also lettered in hockey in 2005 and 2006 (coached by former Gopher assistant hockey coach Tom Osiecki) • 2005 and 2006 section finalist in hockey • Member of W-League Minnesota Lightning in 2007 and 2008.

PERSONAL:
Born January 11, 1990 • daughter of Mary and Scott Strahota • father Scott was President of Burnsville Soccer Club and both parents are active in Burnsville soccer community • has one brother, Alan (23) and two sisters, Theresa (21) and Kristina (18) • Sister Kristina is her twin • undeclared on a major.

Getting to Know Tamara...
Favorite food: Chipotle.
Favorite professor: Linda Buturian
Favorite class at Minnesota: Art through identity and performance.
Best soccer memory: Overtime goal against Purdue.
Why you chose your number: Class number in third grade.
Toughest player you've ever faced: Krystle Kallman.
Any superstitions: Paint my nails before every game, or weekend trip.
After college I want to...: Travel to greece.
I cannot live without my: Socks.
Favorite thing about Minneapolis-St. Paul: The skyline at night.
Best birthday present you ever received: Seafood dinners every year.
Ultimate soccer dream: Play professionally.

Season GP-GS G A Pts Sh Sh% SOG SOG% GW PK-Att
2008 26-6 5 3 13 42 .119 15 .357 5 0-0
2009 20-15 5 1 11 54 .093 28 .519 0 0-0
2010 23-21 6 5 17 27 .222 14 .519 1 0-0
TOTAL 69-42 16 9 41 123 .130 57 .463 6 0-0