The Spring Hill College Department of Athletics has named cross country runner Jordan Travis and volleyball player Taryn Nash as its USA ROTC-Spring Hill College Student-Athletes of the Week for their accomplishments during the week of September 10-16, 2012.
Travis, a freshman from Poplarville, Miss., ran the 8,000-meter Azalea City Classic hosted by the University of South Alabama in a time of 27:47.81 on Saturday morning in Mobile. With the 20th best 8-kilometer time in SHC history, Travis finished as the top Badger runner and the second NAIA runner in the event. Overall, he placed 33rd out of 105 runners.
Nash, a junior setter from Independence, Mo., led the Badgers to a 3-0 mark on the week highlighted by a 3-2 upset of No. 5 Lee University in Cleveland, Tenn., on Saturday. For the week, she distributed 116 assists with 20 digs, seven kills and four service aces. So far this season, Nash has passed out 465 assists for an average of 9.89 assists per set and knocked down 37 kills with 95 digs, 17 aces and nine total blocks.
In recognition of this honor, each week's winners of USA ROTC-Spring Hill College Student-Athletes of the Week award will receive a T-shirt, water bottle and handy gym bag compliments of the University of South Alabama ROTC.