TOWSON, Md. –Spring Hill College junior Taryn Nash was selected as a 2nd team member of the 2012 Capital One Academic All-America® Team in Women's Volleyball as announced by the Collegiate Sports Information Directors Association (CoSIDA) on Saturday morning.
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-time member of the SSAC All-Academic Team, a 2012 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athlete and holds the SHC career record for assists with 3,905.
To be eligible for Academic All-America® consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director.
Since the program's inception in 1952, CoSIDA has bestowed Academic All-America® honors on more than 14,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA, covering all NCAA/NAIA championship sports.
Nash is only the second SHC student-athlete to appear on the 2nd team roster after Yiting Cao in 2011. In total, six Spring Hill student-athletes have been selected to the Academic All-America® team throughout the history of the award.