SIOUX CITY, Iowa. -- The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced on Friday afternoon that Spring Hill College volleyball players Megan Haber, Sami Maurer, Sami Hantak and Taryn Nash were named 2013 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athletes.
Haber, junior hitter from Lillian, Ala., is a two-time member of the Southern States Athletic Conference (SSAC) All-Academic team. In her three-year career as a Badger starter she has 1155 kills in 407 sets with a .350 attack percentage. Haber also has 371 total blocks and 131 assists. She was a member of the 2012 Tachikara-NAIA All-America Team (Honorable Mention), 2012 & 2013 SSAC All-Conference and 2011 SSAC All-Freshman teams.
Maurer, a junior hitter from St. Louis, Mo., is a two-time member of the SSAC All-Academic team. In her three seasons at SHC, she has 163 kills with 829 digs, 1187 receptions and 53 service aces in 311 sets played.
Hantak, a redshirt sophomore hitter from St. Louis, Mo., was a 2013 member of the SSAC All-Academic team and a 2nd team All-Conference selection. She has 448 kills in 225 sets with 135 total blocks.
Nash, a senior setter from Independence, Mo., is a three-time member of the SSAC All-Academic team was also the 2013 SSAC Player and Setter of the Year. In her four-year career, she set the Spring Hill career record for assists at 5455 to go along with 322 kills, 126 aces, 159 total blocks and 1151 digs. She is a two-time Tachikara-NAIA All-America (Honorable Mention) team member.
Since the award was introduced in 1979, a total of 170 SHC student-athletes have received Scholar Athlete recognition from the NAIA.
This year a total of 391 volleyball players were named 2013 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.