Sanja Tomasevic Named To All-Pac-10 Volleyball Team

Nov. 25, 2003

SEATTLE- Junior outside hitter Sanja Tomasevic (Uzice, Yugoslavia) was named to the Pacific 10 All-Conference Volleyball team this afternoon, while setter Courtney Thompson (Kent, Wash.) was selected to the All-Freshman team. Three other Huskies picked up honorable mention honors.

Tomasevic ranks third in the Pac-10 with 5.34 kills per game and 6.34 points per game. She has collected 47 service aces this season for a 0.52 sapg average, which ranks second in the conference. Tomasevic has tallied double figure kills in all 27 matches and has posted 12 double doubles. She was named ACVA National Player of the Week and Pac-10 Player of the Week on Sept. 8 and was named the Most Valuable Player at all three pre-conference tournaments the Huskies played this fall. Tomasevic was also selected to the Academic All-District VIII second team and was a Pac-10 Academic honorable mention honoree. Last season, Tomasevic was a Pac-10 All-Conference honorable mention selection.

Thompson leads the Pac-10 and ranks fourth in the nation with a 14.14 assists per game average. Her 1,329 assists this season rank third on UW's top 10 chart and she is just 96 assists out of the top spot. Thompson has notched 60 or more assists seven times, including a season-best 69 assists against UCLA on Oct. 3. She is on pace to finish the season with the best assists per game average in Washington history- a record currently held by Washington assistant coach Michelle Patton (13.23 apg). She was named to the Badger Invitational All-Tournament team in her college debut and also picks up All-Pac-10 honorable mention honors.

Three other Huskies were named to the All-Pac-10 honorable mention team, including middle blockers Kara Bjorklund and Darla Myhre and libero Candace Lee.

Bjorklund, a senior from Olympia, Wash., ranks fourth in the conference and 12th nationally with a .413 hitting percentage. She ranks third on the team with 2.77 kills per game and has posted double figure kills 11 times. Bjorklund, who logged the school's second-highest hitting percentage in school history last season (.397), boasts a career hitting percentage of .316 (583-158-1344), which ranks second on the Husky career charts.

Myhre, a sophomore from Victoria, British Columbia, ranks third in the Pac-10 and eighth nationally with a .418 clip. She has made just 28 attack errors this season in 335 attempts, while averaging 2.21 kpg and 1.03 blocks per game, which ranks 10th in the Pac-10.

Lee, a sophomore from Eugene, Ore., has been the mainstay of Washington's defense this season and ranks second in the Pac-10 with 4.31 digs per game. Lee has notched double figure digs 22 times, including in 13 of the last 14 matches. She has posted 20 or more digs seven times, highlighted by a 33 digs match against No. 8 UCLA on Oct. 3. Lee has led the Huskies in digs in 21 matches and her 4.31 dpg average looks to topple Washington's single-season record. The current season record belongs to Ashleigh Robertson who averaged 4.04 dpg in 1991. Lee was a Pac-10 All-Freshman pick last season.

The Huskies close out the regular season tonight with a non-conference match against Utah Valley State at 7 p.m. Washington will learn its postseason fate this Sunday, when the NCAA Selection Show is aired on ESPNews at 5 p.m.

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