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Taryn Kloth
United States  
 
Vital Statistics
 

Photo: Ed Chan
Birth Date April 10, 1997 (25 years old)
Home Town Sioux Falls, SD
Resides Sioux Falls, SD
Height 6'4"
College Creighton/Louisiana State
  Best Finish Winnings
United States 1st (2 times) $29,625
   AVP 1st (2 times) $29,625
International 1st (2 times) $10,750
   FIVB 1st (2 times) $10,750
Overall 1st (4 times) $40,375
 
Bio Bits

Beach Bits:
In August 2021 in Atlanta, Kloth became the first woman outside of the early days of beach volleyball to win a tournament in her pro beach volleyball debut, winning alongside Kristen Nuss.
In April 2022 in Coolangatta, Australia, Kloth won a gold medal in her first ever international beach volleyball event, playing with Kristen Nuss.

2021: Kloth played in all three AVP tournaments with Kristen Nuss and made history immediately, winning in her pro beach volleyball debut in Atlanta after advancing from the qualifier. The pair then placed fifth and third in the last two events. For the season they were 16-4 in matches, with all four losses coming to teams seeded first or second. Kloth was second on the Tour in hitting percentage (.527), third in blocks (1.20 per set) and fourth in kills (7.40 per set).

College: Kloth was an outside hitter for four years at Creighton, and she tallied 1,427 career kills, the fourth most in Bluejay history. Kloth was a two-time AVCA Honorable Mention All-American and Creighton advanced to the NCAA Elite Eight her sophomore season. Kloth played three seasons of beach volleyball at LSU, which at one point held the nation's number one ranking. In her first season on the beach she went 18-9. The next year Kloth was 13-0 with Kelli Agnew on court 4, and the duo was the only pair in the country to win every set throughout the season with a minimum of 10 matches played together. That year Kloth was 14-0 in matches, then her final season went 36-0 on court 1 when playing with Kristen Nuss. She became just the 15th player to be an All-American both indoors and on the beach.

Personal:  Kloth has seven younger siblings. She was twice selected as the South Dakota state tournament MVP, and was the South Dakota's Gatorade Player of the Year as a senior. PrepVolleyball.com had Kloth ranked 18th on its Senior Aces list, believed to be the highest ranked player ever from South Dakota. She set the team records for most kills in a match, season and career, as well as attack percentage for a season.
 
 
Career Summary
 
United States
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money Points Rank 13th 17th 25th
2021 AVP 3 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 $18,375.00 1,308.0 1st 0 0 0
2022 AVP 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 $11,250.00 2,042.5 11th 0 0 0
Total
(Rank)
  5
(933rd)
2
(69th)
1 1 0 1 0 0 $29,625.00
(147th)
3,350.5   0 0 0
 
International
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money Points Rank 13th 17th 25th
2022 FIVB 4 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 $10,750.00 1,210.0 45th 0 0 0
Total
(Rank)
  4 2
(91st)
0 0 0 1 0 1 $10,750.00
(514th)
1,210.0   0 0 0
 
 
 
 
Overall
Total
(Rank)
  9 4
(135th)
1 1 0 2 0 1 $40,375.00
(405th)
4,560.5   0 0 0
 
Red denotes ranked 1st
 
Victory List
 
Victory Date Assoc Location Partner Seed Winnings
1 8/15/2021 AVP Atlanta Kristen Nuss 14 $10,000
2 4/3/2022 FIVB Coolangatta Kristen Nuss 16 $500
3 5/8/2022 AVP Austin Kristen Nuss 6 $7,000
4 5/22/2022 FIVB Kusadasi Kristen Nuss 20 $5,000
 
Partner Summary
 
AVP Pro Beach Tour
Partner Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money Points 13th 17th 25th
Kristen Nuss 5 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 $29,625 3,350.5 0 0 0
Total 5 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 $29,625 3,350.5 0 0 0
 
Volleyball World Beach Pro Tour
Partner Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money Points 13th 17th 25th
Kristen Nuss 4 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 $10,750 1,210.0 0 0 0
Total 4 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 $10,750 1,210.0 0 0 0
 
Overall
Partner Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money Points 13th 17th 25th
Kristen Nuss 9 4 1 1 0 2 0 1 $40,375 4,560.5 0 0 0
 
Total 9 4 1 1 0 2 0 1 $40,375 4,560.5 0 0 0
 
 
Location Summary
 
United States
Location Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money Points 13th 17th 25th
California: Manhattan Beach AVP 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 $3,875 405.0 0 0 0
Georgia: Atlanta AVP 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 $10,000 525.0 0 0 0
Illinois: Chicago AVP 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 $4,500 378.0 0 0 0
Louisiana: New Orleans AVP 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 $4,250 995.0 0 0 0
Texas: Austin AVP 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 $7,000 1,047.5 0 0 0
Total 5 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 $29,625 3,350.5 0 0 0
 
International
Location Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money Points 13th 17th 25th
Australia: Coolangatta FIVB 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 $500 200.0 0 0 0
Brazil: Itapema FIVB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 $1,250 230.0 0 0 0
Latvia: Jurmala FIVB 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 $4,000 380.0 0 0 0
Turkey: Kusadasi FIVB 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 $5,000 400.0 0 0 0
Total 4 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 $10,750 1,210.0 0 0 0
 
Total 9 4 1 1 0 2 0 1 $40,375 4,560.5 0 0 0
 
 
Season Summaries 2021-22
 
2021 AVP Pro Beach Tour
Date Location Partner Seed Finish Winnings Points
8/11-15 Atlanta Kristen Nuss Q4,14 1 $10,000.00 525
Q1: d. Rorianna Chartier / Lisa Dietrich (Q29)  21-9, 21-10
Q2: d. Heather Friesen / Laurel Weaver (Q20)  21-10, 21-14
Q3: d. Annika Rowland / Teegan Van Gunst (Q5)  21-10, 21-13
W1: d. Sara Hughes / Brandie Wilkerson (3)  21-19, 21-12 (0:40)     
W2: d. Terese Cannon / Molly Turner (6)  21-15, 19-21, 15-13 (1:08)     
W3: d. Megan Rice / Sarah Schermerhorn (7)  21-16, 21-11 (0:39)     
SF: d. Terese Cannon / Molly Turner (6)  21-13, 19-21, 15-5 (0:52)     
F: d. Kelly Cheng / Sarah Sponcil (2)  21-12, 19-21, 16-14 (1:13)     
8/18-22 Manhattan Beach Kristen Nuss 9 5 $3,875.00 405
W1: d. Erica Brok / Mackenzie Morris (24)  21-12, 21-17 (0:35)     
W2: d. Mackenzie Ponnet / Sheila Shaw (8)  21-12, 21-15 (0:35)     
W3: l. Alix Klineman / April Ross (1)  9-21, 19-21 (0:37)     
C3: d. Delaney Mewhirter / Brooke Sweat (13)  21-23, 21-13, 15-12 (1:01)     
C4: d. Emily Hartong / Corinne Quiggle (12)  21-17, 21-17 (0:37)     
C5: l. Kelly Cheng / Sarah Sponcil (2)  37-39, 15-21 (0:51)     
9/1-5 Chicago Kristen Nuss 9 3 $4,500.00 378
W1: d. Terese Cannon / Molly Turner (8)  21-15, 18-21, 15-13 (0:47)     
W2: l. Alix Klineman / April Ross (1)  38-40, 17-21 (1:05)     
C2: d. Carly Kan / Chelsea Rice (Q9,14)  21-17, 21-15 (0:36)     
C3: d. Kelly Cheng / Sarah Sponcil (5)  16-21, 21-18, 15-13 (0:57)     
C4: d. Megan Rice / Sarah Schermerhorn (10)  21-12, 21-13 (0:36)     
SF: l. Alix Klineman / April Ross (1)  17-21, 11-21 (0:42)     
Summary 
Matches Won-Lost: 16-4  
Sets Won-Lost: 32-14  
Points Scored-Allowed: 912-760
Tournaments Played: 3
Best Finish: 1st
Winnings: $18,375
Points: 1308
Ranking: 1st
 
2022 AVP Pro Beach Tour
Date Location Partner Seed Finish Winnings Points
5/6-8 Austin Kristen Nuss 6 1 $7,000.00 1047.5
W1: d. Karissa Cook / Emily Hartong (11)  21-15, 21-12 (0:36)     
W2: l. Terese Cannon / Sarah Sponcil (3)  19-21, 17-21 (0:41)     
C2: d. Carly Skjodt / Geena Urango (16)  21-15, 21-23, 15-6 (0:58)     
C3: d. Larissa Maestrini / Liliane Maestrini (7)  21-17, 25-23 (0:45)     
C4: d. Sara Hughes / Kelley Kolinske (4)  29-27, 21-13 (0:46)     
SF: d. Kelly Cheng / Betsi Flint (2)  21-19, 21-13 (0:35)     
F: d. Melissa Humana-Paredes / Sarah Pavan (1)  21-18, 21-13 (0:42)     
5/27-29 New Orleans Kristen Nuss 2 2 $4,250.00 995
W1: d. Megan Gebhard / Kahlee York (15)  21-14, 21-18 (0:37)     
W2: d. Corinne Quiggle / Sarah Schermerhorn (7)  19-21, 21-19, 15-8 (0:56)     
W3: d. Toni Rodriguez / Savvy Simo (11)  14-8 retired (0:17)     
SF: d. Megan Kraft / Emily Stockman (5)  26-24, 21-14 (0:40)     
F: l. Kelly Cheng / Betsi Flint (1)  15-21, 15-21 (0:37)     
Summary 
Matches Won-Lost: 10-2  
Sets Won-Lost: 18-6  
Points Scored-Allowed: 503-424
Tournaments Played: 2
Best Finish: 1st
Winnings: $11,250
Points: 2042.5
Ranking: 11th
 
2022 Volleyball World Beach Pro Tour
Date Location Partner Seed Finish Winnings Points
3/30-4/3 Coolangatta, Australia Kristen Nuss Q11,16 1 $500.00 200
Q1: d. Rebecca Ingram / Christine Jenkins (Q6)  21-14, 21-13 (0:33)
Q2: d. Jesse Mann / Jessica Ryder (Q3)  21-9, 21-7 (0:31)
PA: d. Phoebe Bell / Nicole Laird (1)  21-17, 21-12 (0:37)
PA: d. Zana Muno / Toni Rodriguez (9)  21-17, 21-14 (0:36)
W2: d. Jasmine Fleming / Brittany Kendall (10)  21-11, 21-10 (0:28)
SF: d. Suzuka Hashimoto / Reika Murakami (Q1,7)  21-17, 21-15 (0:33)
G: d. Phoebe Bell / Nicole Laird (1)  19-21, 21-9, 15-7 (0:42)
4/14-17 Itapema, Brazil Kristen Nuss Q20,24 9 $1,250.00 230
Q1: d. Sofia Bisgaard / Clara Windeleff (Q13)  21-15, 21-19 (0:32)
Q2: d. Akiko Hasegawa / Yurika Sakaguchi (Q4)  12-21, 21-18, 15-12 (0:46)
PA: l. Talita Antunes / Rebecca Cavalcanti (1)  13-21, 22-20, 11-15 (0:49)
PA: d. Esmee Bobner / Zoe Verge-Depre (Q1,13)  21-17, 14-21, 15-10 (0:47)
LL17: d. Terese Cannon / Sarah Sponcil (7)  21-16, 21-17 (0:39)
W1: l. Andressa Cavalcanti / Vitoria De Souza (11)  14-21, 21-19, 17-19 (0:53)
5/19-22 Kusadasi, Turkey Kristen Nuss Q8,20 1 $5,000.00 400
Q1: d. Darby Dunn / Katharine Wuttunee (Q25)  21-13, 21-10 (0:29)
Q2: d. Inna Makhno / Iryna Makhno (Q9)  24-22, 21-16 (0:37)
PE: d. Karla Borger / Julia Sude (5)  21-16, 21-16 (0:24)
PE: l. Sandra Ittlinger / Isabel Schneider (8)  22-24, 19-21 (0:41)
W1: d. Thamela Coradelli / Elize Maia (1)  21-17, 21-15 (0:36)
W2: d. Svenja Muller / Cinja Tillmann (4)  21-16, 21-14 (0:32)
SF: d. Terese Cannon / Sarah Sponcil (7)  21-18, 21-18 (0:37)
G: d. Mariafe Artacho / Taliqua Clancy (3)  21-12, 17-21, 17-15 (0:45)
Date Location Partner Seed Finish Winnings Points
6/1-5 Jurmala, Latvia Kristen Nuss Q2,14 5 $4,000.00 380
Q1: d. Varvara Brailko / Deniela Konstantinova (Q15)  21-14, 21-9 (0:28)
Q2: d. Atenas Gutierrez / Maria Quintero (Q7)  21-19, 21-17 (0:32)
PC: d. Hegeile Almeida / Taiana Lima (6)  21-14, 21-19 (0:34)
PC: d. Joana Heidrich / Anouk Verge-Depre (11)  27-25, 21-14 (0:40)
PC: d. Kelly Cheng / Betsi Flint (3)  21-16, 19-21, 15-13 (0:45)
W1: l. Carolina Salgado / Barbara Seixas (9)  11-21, 21-18, 12-15 (0:50)
7/6-10 Gstaad, Switzerland Kristen Nuss        
8/10-14 Hamburg, Germany Kristen Nuss        
Summary 
Matches Won-Lost: 23-4  
Sets Won-Lost: 49-13  
Points Scored-Allowed: 1211-993
Tournaments Played or Entered: 6
Best Finish: 1st (2 times)
Winnings: $10,750
Points: 1210
Ranking: 45th
 

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