Honors and Awards
Through her career, Tanaka scored 38 points on 12 goals and 14 assists.
Tanaka was rewarded for her career in the classroom, by being named a Verizon Second-Team Academic All-American in 2001, as well as a Verizon Academic All-District VII member.
She is third on the Nebraska career games played list with 93 games in her four years as a Husker.
Seven of Tanaka's 12 points came in conference action. Two of her three goals came against league foes, including scoring shots against Kansas and Colorado. Her other goal came in the Huskers' season opener at Minnesota.
Tanaka started every game for the Huskers, upping her streak to 49 consecutive starts.
She was named first team academic All-Big 12 Conference for her outstanding work in the classroom.
Tanaka enjoyed a strong postseason, scoring two goals in the Big 12 Tournament and a goal in Nebraska's 5-0 win over Minnesota in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
A stellar student, Tanaka earned first-team academic All-Big 12 honors.
The only game that Tanaka missed during the season was the Huskers' win at Iowa State, because of a concussion she suffered after bashing heads with Isabelle Morneau the previous game.
Along with her performance on the field, Tanaka had an excellent year in the classroom, earning a spot on the Big 12 Academic Honor Roll.
Tanaka played club soccer for Coach Geoff Dunlop at Calgary Foothills. She also played on the women's major league Calgary United team for Coach Gordan Ramsay and was a member of the Alberta Under-18 Provincial Team for Coach Ernie Cavaliere.