After serving a year as a volunteer, Taney has been promoted to full-time assistant
Minnesota, who hasn't played at home since Feb. 26, will travel to Michigan State and No. 20 Michigan
After holding the volunteer assistant coaching position last year, Minnesota native Whitney Taney was promoted to full-time assistant coach for the women's tennis team and recently wrapped her first season as such during the 2012-13 campaign.
Taney helped coach the Golden Gophers to a 10-15 record on the court and an appearance in the 2013 Big Ten Tournament. Along with coaching freshman Jessika Mozia to the team's highest mark of 22-18, she also helped junior Natallia Pintusava, Minnesota's competitor at No. 1 singles, earn Second Team All-Big Ten distinction after a 5-6 mark in league play.
Taney, who is from Edina, played collegiate tennis at Michigan and was a four-year letterwinner for the Wolverines from 2008-11. She holds Michigan's record for most career doubles victories with 114 and was a two-time ITA Scholar-Athlete. Taney was an NCAA doubles qualifier in 2010 and was named All-Big Ten in 2008, 2010 and 2011.