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Tara Campbell



Civil Engineering


Campbell is a three-time ACC Honor Roll selection since arriving at Duke.  Campbell has one of the more challenging majors at Duke as she majors in civil engineering.  Following graduation from Duke, she plans to play professionally for a little while.  When her soccer career is over, she plans on becoming a civil engineer. 


Campbell is a two-time team captain of the Blue Devils.  She is one of the most well-respected student-athletes on the roster, which is evident with her team captain honors.  Captains are voted on by her peers.  Campbell is one of the hardest workers on the team and is an excellent mentor for young players.  Campbell has one of the toughest majors at Duke and not many student-athletes are able to manage an engineering degree along with playing sports.  She has had some very hard times trying to manage both, but the support system she has built into her life in the form of the team has guided her through it.  She misses a lot of work and the social aspects with the engineering program, but she has still done well.


Campbell has been very involved in the community over her career at Duke.  She has been a weekly tutor for second grade at Spaulding Elementary, volunteered at the Durham Soup Kitchen, volunteer for the Cystic Fibrosis Great Strides walk at Duke in the spring of 2012, Read With the Blue Devils, assisted in many soccer clinics with Duke in the community and did private goalie lessons with a U-11 goalkeeper at the Triangle United Soccer Association.


One of the top goalkeepers in the nation, Campbell owns 27 career shutouts, which is only seven away from tying the Duke career record of 34 held by Melissa Carr.  She has tallied 249 saves, which ranks third on the Duke charts.  Her 0.84 goals-against average ranks first on the Blue Devil all-time charts.  Campbell posted two assists in her junior season.  Helped Duke to a school-record 16 overall shutouts in 2011.  She is a two-time All-ACC second team honoree as a sophomore and junior.  She owns the Duke single-season record for saves (94 in 2009) and shutouts (13 in 2011).  Her 12 saves against Boston College in 2010 ranks tied for seventh-highest total in Duke history.  She was a nominee for the Shutout Central Women’s NCAA Goalkeeper of the Year in 2011.  She led the ACC with an .859 save percentage and ranked second in the league with a 0.48 goals-against average as a junior.  Campbell tied for sixth with 73 saves and seventh in the ACC with a 2.70 saves per-game average in 2011.  She recorded a string of five straight shutouts between Sept. 22 and Oct. 7, 2011.