The Spring Hill College volleyball team today announced the signing of All-Conference setter Taryn Nash from Independence, Mo. A 3-time unanimous All-District selection, Nash led Harry S Truman High School to three District Championships under Coach Denise Craig.
The 5'9" Nash served as her team's captain in both her junior and senior campaigns when she was named an Independence Examiner 1st team All-Area player. As a senior, she was honorable mention All Region, a Kansas City Star All Metro Honorable Mention selection and was nominated for the Evelyn Gates Award that recognizes the Top Female Player in Independence.
As a junior, she was named one of the Examiner's Top 10 Female Athletes of 2008. By the end of her prep career, Nash had handed out 2425 assists giving her the fourth highest total in MSHSAA history. She recorded the seventh most aces in state history with 174 and played in the 10th most matches with 137 appearances.
Nash was also a 4-year starter in soccer where she was a 2-time All-Conference performer while winning three district titles and a sectional crown. In 2009-10, she was a Wendy's High School Heisman State Finalist.
Away from the court, she is a member of the National Honor Society, a member of her school's Student Council, an Academic All-State student and won the McCoy Award as one of the Top 10% of Students in her School District.
Her mother, Mendy Nash, played for current SHC Assistant Volleyball Coach Rhesa Sumrell at Missouri Western State University in volleyball and softball, winning the NAIA Softball National Championship as a freshman.
Spring Hill Head Coach Peggy Martin has worked with Taryn at camps in Missouri since the seventh grade. "She has developed into a quality setter and we have great expectations for Taryn to come in and contribute as a freshman in a position that has lacked depth for us," Martin says. "Her accomplishments on and off the court speak for themselves."