UW Recruit Jill Collymore Named State Volleyball Player Of The Year

Jan. 14, 2005

SEATTLE--Jill Collymore, a 5-foot-10 outside hitter from Bush School in Seattle and committed player to the Washington volleyball team for the fall of 2005, has been named Gatorade's state volleyball player of the year.

Collymore, the Emerald City League MVP, led the Blazers to a fifth place finish at the state tournament (Class 1A). She plays club volleyball for Kent Juniors and was invited to participate in the 2003 USA Volleyball National Development Camp. Collymore was a member of the 2003 and 2004 USA Volleyball A2 Junior National Teams and trained at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. Collymore is ranked 29th nationally among the prep class of 2005 by PrepVolleyball.com. Her older sister, Jane, is a junior outside hitter for Florida, where she was a third team All-American this year.

Last year's state player of the year was Puyallup's Christal Morrison, who just completed her freshman season at UW and led the Huskies to its first-ever Final Four. Morrison was a second team All-American and Pac-10 Newcomer of the Year.

The Gatorade High School Player of the Year program recognizes the country's top male and female high school student-athletes in football, volleyball, baseball, softball and boys and girls soccer, basketball and track and field.

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