Heather Tarr Inducted Into Little League Hall Of Excellence
University of Washington head softball coach Heather Tarr was inducted into the Little League Hall of Excellence over the weekend.
Tarr, who has been at the helm of Washington's softball program since 2005, is the first-ever inductee to be honored for both baseball and softball.
"From every level of the game of baseball and softball, Heather Tarr exemplifies the values that the Little League program is founded upon and is dedicated to growing the future of the game from young Tee Ball players all the way to collegiate All-Americans," Stephen D. Keener, Little League's President and CEO, said in a release. "On behalf of Little League International, we are honored to welcome Heather to Williamsport this August and present to her the highest honor available to any Little League graduate from our program."
The Washington native began her playing career in Little League baseball, where she received All-Star recognition. She later transitioned to softball and was a member of the 1993 Big League Softball World Series championship squad.
As the head softball coach at Washington, Tarr has accumulated a 636–244–1 career record. She's led the Huskies to seven Women's College World Series appearances in her coaching tenure, as well as a national title in 2009.