Russ' Bio at BYU:
6-3, 190, So.
Los Gatos, California
Personal: Born in Santa Clara, Calif. …parents are Mark and Debbie Tanner…enjoys playing the violin, singing and working on the computer…served an LDS Church mission to Ecuador…started playing volleyball when he was five.
Before BYU: Attended Los Gatos High School…named high school team Most Valuable Player, league MVP and an all-state selection…earned the distinction of being the youngest AAA rated beach player ever…a second-team All-American at the club level…attended West Valley College prior to coming to BYU…played on the South Valley Club team.
At BYU: Freshman (2000): Saw limited action as a freshman, playing in 14 games …hit .600 against Ohio State (March 25), recording four kills on five attempts…produced four digs on the season…had nine kills on 18 attempts (.278).