Earlier comments (frickin' divas, attention mongers, shits gold bricks, mount olympus, etc.) were over the top and I apologize for them. I still think she's a diva in many ways, but hey -- having spent significant time around her at meets -- she's a great, great athlete, a true competitor and gamer, and has many good qualities. With all of the praise and attention she's gotten, it would be hard NOT to be kind of a diva.
The social media self-promotion that her and Hunter do is rather ridiculous, but it's kind of reflective of the world we live in during 2018.
I hope she learns some things and comes out stronger in the end. This is a gal with the potential to represent Team USA many times in the future and would love to see her do so. I remember reading about her epic youth performance at the world games 3-4 years ago when she was younger and thinking she was a tremendous clutch performer. We need clutch performers like her to be wearing USA kits.
There aren't many kids who are bigger frickin' divas and attention mongers than Tara. She's been this way for years. That said, she is nice and fun, too, and a great athlete. But she thinks she shits gold bricks and the world revolves around her and her boyfriend. Her parents put her on a pedestal the size of Mount Olympus. Her ass can sit out a year if she's gonna leave a program that worked hard all fall to get her in shape.