Seniors Grace Anxo and Dana Holt will be honored
The 2012 season will be the first for Taryn Wright as the Director of Operations for the University of Nevada volleyball program. A former setter, Wright will track statistics during matches and put together scouting information on the Wolf Pack's opponents this season.
Last season, Wright helped assistant coach Nate Hallett work with the Wolf Pack setters as a volunteer assistant coach.
"I would like to thank Ruth for this opportunity and am very excited to be a part of Nevada Volleyball again this year," Wright said.
In addition to her duties tracking statistics during matches and scouting opponents, she will assist the Nevada coaching staff by filming practicing sessions and putting together itineraries for road trips.
A four-year setter at Montana from 2006-09, she received a bachelor's degree in elementary education in the fall of 2010. A native of Fair Oaks, Calif., she attended Saint Francis High School.
While playing for the Grizzlies Wright set a conference mark with 13 aces in a match and her 79 assists ranks second. In Montana history, she ranks fourth in career assists and aces. Following her junior and senior seasons she earned second-team All-Big Sky Conference honors. As a sophomore she was named the honorable mention All-Big Sky Conference team and was selected to the all-tournament team her freshman year. She became the first player in school history since the inception of rally scoring to record triple digits in five statistical categories; aces, assists digs, blocks and kills.
While completing her bachelor's degree, Wright was a student assistant with the Montana volleyball team. Previously she coached the Montana Volleyball Academy U18 Elite team in 2009 and the Force Volleyball Club U13 squad in 2010-11.
She has worked several collegiate camps including Nevada, Montana, Cal, UCLA and Florida along with Saint Francis High School.