Tatum Bales, a successful high school pole vaulter, will be competing in two different sports at Cal State Stanislaus.
Bales will be a scholarship athlete for the women's track & field team in hopes of carrying on Stanislaus' rich tradition in the sport of pole vault. Bales, an incoming freshman from Vacaville, won her third straight league championship last week by vaulting a personal best 10 feet, 6 inches.
Bales is also the defending sectional champion in the event and is a three-time all-conference athlete at Will C. Wood High School.
The four-year honor roll student will also join the volleyball team as a defensive specialist. Bales was an all-conference player in volleyball and averaged 1.8 kills, 0.8 digs and 1.7 assists per set as a senior in 2009.