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Tami Alade

Stanford University
Middle Blocker
Human Biology


Tami Alade was a Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention honoree in 2017. After volleyball, Alade would like to pursue a career in medicine working with children. She has worked with the Stanford Immersion in Medicine Series, shadowing Dr. Ronald Cohen in the Neonatal ICU where she gained valuable clinical experience interacting with patients and their parents, engaging in diagnoses and adapting to a medical environment.

Alade has also worked with Stanford’s Language and Cognition Lab. She was awarded a grant to conduct a research study in the lab under a graduate student. She performed data collection, analysis and presentation on the ways in which joint attention supports learning across different contexts and language modalities. In Stanford’s Language Learning Lab, Alade worked under Professor Anne Fernald as a research assistant doing experimental study on early language development. She acted directly in participant recruitment, running experiments with infants and children, and conducted data coding and analysis.


“Tami Alade is the epitome of what you would want in a student-athlete. She is committed to working hard and being the best she can be, and she inspires and encourages her teammates. Her studies are very important to her as well as having an impact in her community. I can’t wait to see what the future holds for her.” - Head Coach Kevin Hambly


Alade is the co-president of the community service branch for the Stanford Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). As a co-president of SAAC, she oversees the direct planning for implementation of major community service events in the East Palo Alto community. Past years projects include initiatives to promote healthy eating, exercise, body image, childhood literacy and learning development. This year, SAAC hopes to extend the university’s reach to helping local veterans and expanding a passion for service to the greater Stanford athletic community.

Alade has served as both a representative of Stanford, and then a co-chair leader for the annual Pac-12 SAAC meeting at the Pac-12 headquarters. She is an exec member of Stanford Synapse, where she works with a group that strives to improve the lives of people with acquired brain injury through weekly peer support meetings, a buddy program and hands-on workshops/lectures. Alade served as the Health Education for Life Partnerships Co-President, working alongside a team to redesign a comprehensive health curriculum for middle school children. With the re-designed health curriculum, her group was able to go into classrooms within the Redwood City District and teach their 10-week lecture series.

She was also a teacher/instructor for Bing Nursery School, where she oversaw and cultivated social, physical and cognitive development in children ranging from the ages of 3 to 5 using a play-based curriculum. She worked alongside five teachers to facilitate a healthy environment for early childhood development research.


Alade was a 2017 AVCA and VolleyballMAg.com All-America Honorable Mention selection. She was also an AVCA All-Pacific North Region Honorable Mention pick and an All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention honoree as a junior. A 2016 NCAA national champion, Alade should finish her career ranked in the top 5 at Stanford in career hitting percentage (.377).

She was a co-winner of Stanford Athletics’ Arthur F. Dauer Memorial Sports Performance Award, honoring the student-athlete who not only displays maximum effort on and off the field of competition, but also brings out the best in his/her teammates through positive attitude, relentless work ethic and consistent commitment to performance enhancement.