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Liz Tapler enters her second season with the UAlbany women’s basketball program as the director of operations. 

Tapler graduated from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington May 2015 with a B.S. in Geoscience and a minor in environmental studies.  Her senior year at PLU, Tapler interned at TORAY Composites, a carbon fiber manufacturing company,  in Puyallup, Washington, as a Safety and Environmental Associate. With her Geoscience degree, Tapler has been able to spend 6-weeks in New Zealand completing field work with Massey University. Tapler has now turned her attention back to what she loves, sports.        

Tapler was a student athlete at Pacific Lutheran University. She was a heptathlon athlete for PLU’s Track and Field team, and also rowed for PLU’s crew team.  Her specialty events were high jump, 100 meter hurdles and shotput.

Tapler is a native to the Albany area. She grew up in Guilderland, NY and attended Guilderland Schools.  Tapler was a three time varsity player in Volleyball, Basketball and Track & Field both her junior and senior year for the Lady Dutch. Outside of competing in sports, Tapler has been a volunteer basketball coach for the Guilderland Girls Basketball Organization (GBC). 

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