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Tawarahara had a stellar junior campaign when she recorded 64 goals in 33 games for a 1.94 goals per game average. Shetallied two or more goals in 18 games for the Tigers, which included four goal performances against Cal State Monterey Bay (Feb. 20) and Santa Clara (Feb. 27) and a season high five goals against Cal State East Bay (Jan. 31). Dara was voted Pacific's Competitor of the Month in March after scoring 24 goals for Tigers in 11 out of 12 contests. Additionally she was named the Big West Player of the week (March 24), while earning Big West Second-Team All-Conference and All-American Honorable Mention honors.
Tawarahara had a tremendous sophomore campaign with the Tigers as she appeared in all 34 games and recorded 68 goals. Dara led the team in goals and was the second-leading scorer in the Big West Conference. In the opening round of the Big West Tournament, Tawarahara notched five goals against UC Santa Barbara. Tawarahara was named to the All-Big West Conference First Team.
Dara had a breakout freshman season with Pacific in 2008. In her first year of collegiate play she saw time in 28 games and was the second-highest scorer overall and leading non-senior with 47 total goals. Tawarahara led all players with four goals on March 29, as Pacific fell 17-9 to No. 7 Arizona State.
Tawarahaha attended 'Iolani High School in Honolulu, Hawaii, where she earned three varsity letters in swimming and four varsity letters in water polo. As a senior, Tawarahaha scored 12 goals in three games at the HHSAA state water polo tournament and was named the tournament MVP. In 2007, she also was named the Interscholastic League of Honolulu's Player of the Year.
Dara Tawarahara was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, and is the daughter of Ruth Tawarahara. In her spare time she enjoys going to the beach, body surfing and hanging out with friends. In her fourth year at Pacific, Dara is majoring in sport sciences.