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December 11, 2013

Former Truman volleyball player wins national Academic All-American award

Spring Hill (Ala.) College senior setter Taryn Nash, a Truman High grad, was chosen college division Academic All-American of The Year by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

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Spring Hill (Ala.) College senior setter Taryn Nash, a Truman High grad, was chosen college division Academic All-American of The Year by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

Nash, an international studies major with a 3.98 grade-point average, was her conference’s player and setter of the year and Spring Hill finished the season 37-5.

• Central Missouri senior setter Julia Bates was chosen to the Division II Academic All-America first team.

• Two Johnson County volleyball players — sophomore hitters Lori Angello of Lansing and Preecy Seever of Olathe Northwest — were chosen first-team National Junior College Athletic Association All-Americans. The Cavaliers finished 31-7 and third at the national tournament.

Freshman Courtney Hughes of Shawnee Mission North was chosen to the women’s soccer All-America second team.

UMKC Hall of Fame

UMKC announced its sixth Hall of Fame class, which will consist of Brendan Flanagan (men’s soccer, 1993-96), Doug Fredrick (men’s track and field, 1997-2000), Lindsey Ramsey (softball, 2001-04), Dee Dee Steele (women’s track and field, 1996-99), Nancy Norman (women’s basketball coach, 1980-88), Jim Job (contributor) and the 1982-83 women’s basketball team.

The induction and dinner is at 6 p.m. Jan. 10 at the Little Theatre in Municipal Auditorium. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased by calling 816-235-5860 before Jan. 3. The inductees also will be honored at halftime of the UMKC men’s and women’s basketball games Jan. 11 at Municipal Auditorium.

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