SIOUX CITY, Iowa. -- The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced on Friday that Spring Hill College volleyball player Taryn Nash has been named a 2012 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athlete.
Nash, a junior setter from Independence, Mo., with a major in International Studies, was the 2012 Southern States Athletic Conference (SSAC) Setter of the Year and was selected to the 2012 All-Conference Team. Nash appeared in 127 sets out of 128 played by the Badgers this year and distributed 1309 total assists for a 10.31 assists per set average. She collected 98 kills and a .384 attack percentage to go along with 261 digs, 35 aces and 40 total blocks. Nash is also a two member of the SSAC All-Academic Team.
Since the award was introduced in 1979, a total of 151 SHC student-athletes have received Scholar Athlete recognition from the NAIA.
This year a total of 408 volleyball players were named 2012 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athletes. Nominated by each institution's head coach, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and have achieved junior academic status to qualify.