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Tamara Pridgett
Position: Sprints
Other Position: Indoor: Senior - Outdoor: Senior
Height: 5'5"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Tucson, AZ
High School: Rincon High School
Pridgett Photos

2012, 2013 MPSF All-Academic

2012, 2013 Pac-12 All-Academic Second-team

2012, 2013 All-Pac-12 (4x100-meter relay and 4x400-meter relay)

2012 NCAA Outdoor All-American (4x400-meter relay)

2013 NCAA Outdoor All-American second-team (4x400-meter relay)

2013 USTFCCCA Academic All-American


2013: Indoors, Pridgett had a season-best time of 7.61 in the 60-meter dash at the Lumberjack Team Challenge, good for fourth place … At the MPSF Championships, she took 18th place overall in the preliminary round with a time of 7.69 … She also had a season-best time of 24.91 in the 200 meters at the Razorback Invitational … Shapri Romero, Shale’ Garland, Pridgett and Georganne Moline ran the 4x400-meter relay for the Wildcats throughout the season … Their season-best time of 3:36.35 was good for third place at the Razorback Invitational … The quartet ran 3:38.87 at the MPSF Championships and took fifth place overall … Outdoors, Pridgett had a personal-best time of 54.41 in the 400 meters at the UA-ASU-NAU Double Dual, good for second place … In the preliminary round of the 400 meters at the Pac-12 Championships, Pridgett took 13th place with a time of 54.65 … The quartet of Traci-Lynn Hicks, Romero, Pridgett and Germe Poston clocked their season-best time of 44.75 at the NCAA West Preliminaries … That time was good for a trip to the NCAA Championships … At the NCAA Championships, they took 19th place in the semifinal round with a time of 45.13 … The quartet took fifth place in the Pac-12 Championships with a time of 45.28 … Pridgett also ran on the 4x400-meter relay with Romero, Garland and Moline … They had a season-best time of 3:32.25 at the NCAA Championships, just missing a spot in the final, taking ninth place and ranking as the fastest team to not qualify for that final … That time was No. 4 in school history … The quartet won the UA-ASU-NAU Double Dual with a time of 3:32.56 … They finished in third place at the Pac-12 Championships with a time of 3:32.57 … At the NCAA West Preliminaries, they qualified on time and were the 11th team to advance out of 12 with a time of 3:33.97.

2012: Indoors, Pridgett’s personal-best time of 7.48 in the 60-meter dash came in the preliminary round of the MPSF Championships, good for second place … In the final of the 60 meters at the MPSF Championships, Pridgett clocked a time of 7.55, good for third place … At the Boise State Team Challenge, her time of 7.50 was good for fourth place overall … She ran the 200-meter dash one time during the indoor season, taking fourth place at the Boise State Team Challenge with a time of 24.32 … Outdoors, Pridgett clocked a personal-best time of 11.78 in the 100-meter dash, good for fourth place at the UA-ASU-NAU Double Dual … She also ran 11.78 at the Pac-12 Championships, good for 11th place overall in the preliminary portion of the 100 meters … At the Jim Click Shootout, Pridgett set a personal best in the 200-meter dash, clocking a time of 24.03 and earning a seventh-place finish … As a member of the 4x100-meter relay team, Pridgett earned all-conference honors in the event … The quartet of Pridgett, Germe Poston, Shale’ Garland and Dahlys Marshall took seventh place at the Pac-12 Championships, clocking a time of 45.80 … Their season-best time of 45.07 came at the Jim Click Shootout, good for a fourth-place finish … Additionally, Pridgett ran the third leg on the Pac-12 Champion 4x400-meter relay team, clocking a time of 3:31.85 ... The quartet of Shapri Romero, Echos Blevins, Pridgett and Georganne Moline did not lose a single race in the 4x400-meter relay heading into the NCAA Championships ... In the semifinal of the event, Pridgett and the 4x400-meter relay team had their undefeated streak snapped but they managed to make the final and set a school-record time of 3:31.06 … The women earned All-America honors in the event, taking sixth place in the final with a time of 3:31.55.

2011: In her first season with the Wildcats, Pridgett competed in the long jump, 100 meters and 200 meters … Her personal-best jump came at the Razorback Invitational, where she had a mark of 18-2.5 … She finished second at the Blue and Orange Opener with a jump of 17-10.5 … At the Lumberjack Invitational, Pridgett posted her best time in the 60-meter dash, running 7.58 and finishing in sixth place … In the 200 meters, she finished third at the Blue and Orange Opener, posting a time of 24.92 … At the MPSF Indoor Championships, she ran the 200-meter dash in 25.38 … Outdoors, at the Willie Williams Classic, Pridgett had her season-best mark of 18-7 in the long jump, good for a second-place finish … In the 100 meters, she posted her best time at the Jim Click Shootout, running 11.93 and finishing in fifth place … She also had her best time in the 200 meters at the Jim Click Shootout, earning a sixth-place finish with a time of 24.80.

HIGH SCHOOL: Pridgett won her first regional titles in the 100 meters, 200 meters, 4x400-meter relay and long jump in her first year at Rincon High School ... At the Arizona State 4A-II Championships, she defeated the three-time defending state champion in the 100 and 200 meters and led her team to a second-place finish in the 4x400-meter relay ... Her sophomore season ended in a fourth-place medal in the 100 meters, a third-place finish in the 200 meters and a silver medal in the 400 meters … As a junior, she won titles in four different events: 100 meters, 200 meters, 4x100-meter relay and long jump … She defended those championships her senior year, finishing first in all except for a silver in the long jump … Pridgett was voted Girls' Track and Field Athlete of the Year in 2008, 2009, and 2010 for Arizona high schools … Continuously honored as first team in her events for the Southern Arizona track and field all-star awards ... In 2009, she was ranked No. 20 on Greg Hansen's top-100 list of Southern Arizona's leading sports figures ... Earned nine state titles during her tenure at Rincon High School.

PERSONAL: Born Tamara Renee Pridgett ... She is the daughter of Hans Pridgett and Africa Hollins ... Has two sisters, Kiara and Demetria Pridgett, and two brothers, Dominic Gibbs and Damon Pridgett.