Lee & Thompson Named To The Pac-10 All-Academic First Team

Nov. 21, 2005

SEATTLE-- Senior libero Candace Lee and junior setter Courtney Thompson have been selected to the seven-member Pacific-10 Conference All-Academic first team. Seniors Danka Danicic and Sanja Tomasevic and sophomore Christal Morrison earned honorable mention honors.

Lee, a member of the Dean's List, has achieved a 3.78 grade-point average in English with a minor in Italian. She is the all-time career digs leader at Washington (1,939) and ranks second all-time in the Pac-10. She also holds the school's season digs record (666, 2004) and digs per game record (5.95, 2004). Lee was an All-America honorable mention pick and Academic All-America third team honoree in 2004, joining Thompson and Paige Benjamin as the only Huskies to become both academic and athletic All-Americans. Lee leads Washington with 4.95 digs per game and has logged double-figure digs in 23 of 26 matches despite the team playing beyond three games just five times. If the season were to end today, Lee would also hold the conference record for career digs average with 4.66 dpg, surpassing UCLA's Chrissie Zartman who averaged 4.46 dpg from 2001-04.

Thompson, also a Dean's List member, boasts a 3.53 grade-point average in Business. She has started all 26 matches this season and leads the nation with 14.89 assists per game. Thompson has also led Washington to the second-best hitting percentage in the country with a .345 clip. Thompson is the all-time career assists leader at Washington (4,528) and ranks seventh all-time in the Pac-10. She also holds the school records for season assists (1,643, 2004) and assists per game (14.67, 2004). Thompson was a first team All-American and third team Academic All-American last season. If her career were to end today, Thompson would hold the Pac-10 record for assists average with 14.56 apg, surpassing UCLA's Erika Selsor who averaged 14.00 apg from 1998-01.

Danicic maintains a 3.47 grade-point average in English was also an honorable mention selection last year. This season, Danicic averages 2.14 dpg and has tallied 20 aces.

Morrison boasts a 3.03 grade-point average in Psychology. She was a second team All-American last year and was the Pac-10 Freshman of the Year. Morrison leads the Huskies with 48 aces and ranks second on the team with 4.05 kpg.

Tomasevic has achieved a 3.34 grade-point average in Communications. She was a second team Academic All-District honoree this season and had earned Pac-10 All-Academic honors three times. Tomasevic, a second team All-American in 2003, leads the Huskies with 4.46 kpg this season and is second in aces (25) and digs per game average (2.56).

Washington plays its final regular-season match on Friday when it hosts Washington State at 7:30 pm. The match will air live on FSN. The Huskies will honor their six seniors (Danicic, Brie Hagerty, Lee, Darla Myhre, Tomasevic and Jessica Veris) in a prematch ceremony.

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