LEXINGTON, Ky. – The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) has awarded the Spring Hill College volleyball team five post-season honors in the South Region of the NAIA division. Head coach Dr. Peggy Martin was named the 2013 South Region Coach of the Year while Taryn Nash, Sha Sha Buchanan and Megan Haber earned All-Region status and Meredith Donald appeared on the region's honorable mention roster.
Dr. Peggy Martin directed the Badgers to their third consecutive undefeated regular season in conference play with a 14-0 record and a 37-5 overall. The 2013 Badgers captured their first conference tournament championship after three consecutive years of reaching the final match without a victory and also advanced the Pool Play Round of the NAIA National Championship Tournament for only the second time in school history. Martin holds the second most wins in collegiate volleyball history with 1,206 wins in 38 seasons including an SHC record 142 wins in five years.
Senior Taryn Nash of Independence, Mo., the 2013 Player of the Year and Setter of the Year in the Southern States Athletic Conference (SSAC), is a three-time honorable mention member of the Tachikara-NAIA All-America team and set an SHC record with 1550 assists in 2013 to go along with 101 kills, 34 aces, 329 digs and 41 total blocks.
Senior middle hitter Sha Sha Buchanan out of McGill-Toolen Catholic High School in Mobile recorded 433 kills with 122 total blocks 25 aces and 86 digs. She is a four-time All-SSAC performer and a 2013 honorable mention member of the Tachikara-NAIA All-America team.
Senior Meredith Donald, also from McGill-Toolen, was the 2013 SSAC Libero of the Year with 594 digs this season and 2047 total digs in her career.
Junior middle hitter Megan Haber of Lillian, Ala., an honorable mention member of the 2013 Tachikara-NAIA All-America team, led the Badgers with 492 kills and 138 total blocks in 2013. She added 49 digs and 40 assists to her totals during a season in which she was named to the All-SSAC team and the 2013 SSAC Tournament's Player of the Year.