|High School:||St. Croix Central|
Tharp has a string of success that dates back to high school. She was a state champion in the intermediate hurdles in Wisconsin and has scored in that event at the Heptagonal League Championships all three years she has been at Brown. She helped the combined Brown/Dartmouth team win the quad-annual meet against Oxford/Cambridge during the 2000 trip to Ireland and England. She is a Modern Media and Culture and Political Science double concentrator and a lifetime Green Bay Packers fan.