Washington's Sanja Tomasevic Named Pac-10 Volleyball Player of the Week
Sept. 2, 2003
SEATTLE- Washington outside hitter Sanja Tomasevic has been named Pac-10 Volleyball Player of the Week for Aug. 25-Sept. 1, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.
Tomasevic, a junior from Uzice, Yugoslavia, earned MVP honors at the Badger Invitational as she led the Huskies to the tournament title with three 18-kill performances. Tomasevic averaged 8.22 points per game, 6.00 kills per game with a .485 hitting percentage, while adding nine aces (1.00 sapg), 16 digs (1.78 dpg) and 11 blocks (1.22 bpg).
Against University of Missouri-Kansas City, she had a career-best five aces and made just one error in 31 attacks for a .548 hitting percentage. Against New Hampshire, she hit .720 with 18 kills and no errors in 25 attempts, while adding 10 digs, three blocks and two aces. In the upset of host and No.17-ranked Wisconsin, she recorded 18 kills, tallied six blocks, four digs and a pair of aces.
The 3-0 start for Washington vaulted the Huskies into the rankings, appearing at No. 23 in this week's USA Today/AVCA top 25 poll.
This is the first weekly honor for Tomasevic and marks Washington's 12th Player of the Week honor all-time.
Washington returns to action this week at the IPWF Tournament in Fort Wayne, Ind. The Huskies will take on Middle Tennessee State on Friday, Sept. 5 at 4:30 p.m. (CT), before facing Ohio (11 a.m.) and IPFW (7 p.m.) on Saturday.