Sanja Tomasevic Named National Volleyball Player of the Week

Sept. 3, 2003

SEATTLE- Sanja Tomasevic (Uzice, Yugoslavia), an outside hitter for the No. 23-ranked Washington volleyball team has been selected as the American Volleyball Coaches Association Division I National Player of the Week, it was announced today.

Tomasevic, a 6-foot-1 junior, helped the Huskies to sweeps of three opponents, en route to the MVP and team titles at the Badger Invitational. She registered 18 kills in each of the three matches, averaging 6.00 for the tournament. She posted averages of 8.22 points per game, 1.78 digs, 1.22 blocks and 1.00 service aces on the weekend, as well as a .485 hitting percentage (54-7-97). Tomasevic completed a double-double with 10 digs against New Hampshire, adding a .720 attack effort on 18 kills and zero errors on 25 attempts. She tallied a career-high five aces versus UMKC and six blocks over host and then-17th-ranked Wisconsin. Tomasevic was selected as the Pacific-10 Conference Player of the Week, as well.

The national award is the second for the UW program and the first under head coach Jim McLaughlin. Middle blocker Makare Desilets earned the award in 1997 and later went on to play for two years with the U.S. National Team.

The Huskies return to action this weekend with three matches scheduled at the IPFW Tournament in Fort Wayne, Ind. Washington opens play on Friday, Sept. 5 versus Middle Tennessee State and then faces Ohio and IPFW on Saturday, Sept. 6.

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