Sanja Tomasevic Named National Player Of The Week
Oct. 10, 2005
SEATTLE-- Washington senior Sanja Tomasevic has been chosen the Sports Imports/AVCA Division I National Player of the Week and Pac-10 Player of the Week after leading the second-ranked Huskies to two road wins against No. 13 California and No. 3 Stanford. Tomasevic, an All-American outside hitter, averaged 6.60 points, 5.00 kills, 1.44 blocks, 3.22 digs and 0.33 aces per game. The victories put Washington atop the Pac-10 standings with a 5-0 mark and extended its undefeated record to 14-0.
Tomasevic missed out on a triple-double in a five-game win at California with 25 kills, 18 digs and nine blocks while hitting .323. The 25 kills and 18 digs were season-highs for Tomasevic and the nine blocks fell one shy of her season best.
Tomasevic attacked at a .333 percentage with 20 kills, 11 digs, four blocks and two aces in a four-game win at Stanford the next night. The victory marked just the second road win for the Huskies against the Cardinal in school history and the first since the 1989 season.
The solid weekend performance improves her season averages to 5.21 points, 4.23 kills, 1.28 blocks, 2.4 digs and 0.33 aces per game.The National Player of the Week award is the second for Tomasevic who also earned the honor on Sept. 2, 2003. It is her fourth Pac-10 Player of the Week award.
The Huskies return to action this Thursday when they host No. 22 UCLA at 7 pm. The match will be televised by FSN and air Saturday morning.
Washington will also host No. 17 USC on Friday at 7 pm. Friday's match is 'Pack The Arena Night' and the Huskies look to break the school's attendance record of 5,712 fans set last season vs. Stanford.