Washington's Courtney Thompson Named Pac-10 Volleyball Player of the Week

Sept. 19, 2005

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Washington setter Courtney Thompson has been named Pac-10 Volleyball Player of the Week for Sept. 12 - Sept. 18, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Thompson, a junior from Kent, Wash., led the No. 2 Huskies to a pair of road wins over No. 6 Hawai'i. As a setter, she guided the Huskies to a team attack percentage of .301, while posting 17.17 assists per game, well above her league-leading 14.62 assists per game. In addition to her 103 assists, she added 19 digs (3.17 dpg) and five blocks (0.83 bpg).

Washington's back-to-back sweep over Hawaii was the first by a Rainbow Wahine opponent since the 1993 season. Both matches were played before crowds of 8,000-plus fans.

The Huskies will next travel to Pullman, Wash., Sept. 23, to open the conference season versus in-state rival, Washington State.

This is Thompson's first weekly honor and Washington's 16th Player of the Week honor all-time.

2005 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Sept. 6- Jennifer Abernathy, ARIZ; Sept. 12- Foluke Akrinadewo, STAN; Sept. 19- Courtney Thompson, WASH.

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