Hometown: Okinawa, Japan
High School: Kadena
High School: Accomplished basketball player was MVP of the Far East 2008-09 season... her team placed third in the far east D1 tournament... Awarded offensive player of the year for 2009-2010 season...was named to the all-tournament team and team placed second in the 2011 Yokota Christmas Classic...was named to the all-tournament team and team placed second in the 2012 Camp Foster MLK tournament...bounced back to win the 2012 Camp Foster Shootout tournament and again was named to the all-tournament team...won the 2013 Kadena Shootout tournament... placed second in the 2013 Futenma MLK tournament...was also named to the Far East all-tournament team for softball in 2012 and 2013
Personal: Born July 21, 1994...daughter of Chris Vaughan and Nariko Taira... has two siblings, her sisters: Alicia and Linda...also plays basketball for the Gators.