|High School:||Clovis West HS|
UC SANTA BARBARA
2012 MPSF CHAMPION- 200 FREESTYLE RELAY
2011-12: Placed 15th in the 50-yard freestyle (23.96), ninth in the 100-yard backstroke (57.10), 22nd in the 100-yard freestyle (52.64) and helped lead the Gauchos to a victory in the 200-yard freestyle relay (1:33.21) at the MPSF Championships.
2011 MPSF CHAMPION – 200 FREESTYLE RELAY
2010-11: Anchored the Gauchos’ champion 200 free relay (1:32.33) at the MPSF Championships…Took 14th in the 100 backstroke (58.45)…Placed 18th in the 100 free (51.78) and 19th in the 50 free (23.87).
Attended Clovis West High School where she swam for Steve Baxter...Was a three-time All-American, All-Tri River Athletic Conference, All-Valley and team MVP for the Golden Eagles...Set league records in the 50, 100 and 200 freestyle, as well as the 200 medley relay and 400 free relay...Also set section records in the 200 and 400 freestyle relays...Helped lead Clovis West to its 15th consecutive league title in 2010 and its 14th consecutive section title...Also competed in water polo...Swam for Clovis Swim Club.
Mariah Carmen Tharp was born on Sept. 4, 1992 in Merced, Calif....Parents are Wayne and Carmen Tharp...Has three older siblings, Clayton, Carl, Perry and Eli...Nicknamed "Sparky" and "Riah"...Majoring in communication at UCSB...Aspires to become a divorce lawyer following graduation.