2005 Volleyball: Season In Review

Jan. 30, 2006

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WASHINGTON WINS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP: Washington defeated Nebraska 30-26, 30-25, 30-26 to claim its first-ever NCAA Division I National Championship on Dec. 17, before 8,482 fans at the Alamodome in San Antonio. The Huskies, who were making their first title match appearance, became just the third UW program to win an NCAA championship, joining women's crew and football.

MCLAUGHLIN MAKES HISTORY: Head coach Jim McLaughlin is the first coach to capture Division I titles with both the men and women after winning the national championship with the Southern California men in 1990.

PERFECT IN POSTSEASON: The Huskies won all six of their postseason matches in three games, becoming just the second program in NCAA history to sweep through the NCAA Tournament. Texas won five matches en route to its national title in 1998, when the tournament was a 32-team field.

UW IN THE NCAA TOURNAMENT: The Huskies have made 10 appearances in the NCAA Tournament (1986, 1988, 1989, 1994, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005) and have an all-time mark of 20-9. Washington is 14-3 in postseason matches with Jim McLaughlin at the helm.

MORRISON NAMED NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP MOP: Sophomore outside hitter Christal Morrison was named the championship's Most Outstanding Player after leading the Huskies with 5.50 kills per game and 6.75 points per game. Also named to the All-Tournament Team were senior outside hitter Sanja Tomasevic (4.00 kpg, 3.50 dpg) and junior setter Courtney Thompson (15.83 apg).

THOMPSON WINS HONDA AWARD: Courtney Thompson was voted the nation's top collegiate female volleyball player. The honor was based on the results of a national balloting among 1,000 NCAA member schools as part of the Collegiate Women Sports Award. She becomes the only Washington athlete to receive the Honda Award in any sport. Thompson's victory earned her the Honda Award, given annually to the top women athletes in 12 NCAA-sanctioned sports as well as an automatic nomination for the Collegiate Women Athlete of the Year.

TOMASEVIC NAMED ASICS PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Washington senior outside hitter Sanja Tomasevic was the 2005 Asics Volleyball Player of the Year and senior libero Candace Lee was the 2005 Asics Defensive Player of the Year. Four Huskies were named to the Asics All-America teams, including first team picks Tomasevic, Lee and Courtney Thompson and honorable mention selection Christal Morrison.

TOMASEVIC NAMED CVU.COM PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Sanja Tomasevic was selected as the 2005 CVU.com (Collegiate Volleyball Update) National Player of the Year. The two-time All-American averaged 4.5 kpg with a .351 hitting percentage. She holds the Washington career kill and aces records.

THOMPSON NAMED CVU.COM NATIONAL SETTER OF THE YEAR: Courtney Thompson was selected as the 2005 CVU.com (Collegiate Volleyball Update) National Setter of the Year. She led the Huskies to the best hitting percentage in the country (.338) and third-best kills per game average (17.52) en route to the program's first NCAA title. Thompson also led the nation with 14.89 assists per game.

FOUR NAMED TO ALL-AMERICA TEAMS: Four Washington players were named to the All-America teams, including first team selections Sanja Tomasevic (SR, OH) and Courtney Thompson (JR, S), second team pick Candace Lee (SR, L) and third team honoree Christal Morrsion (SO, OH). It marked the second All-America awards for all four players. Washington and Nebraska were the only teams with four players on the All-America teams. The Huskies, who have received 15 All-America awards in program history, have won seven in the last two seasons and nine since Jim McLaughlin took over the program in 2001.

PAC-10 CHAMPIONS: The Huskies won the 2005 Pac-10 Championship with a 17-1 record to receive the conference's automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament. Washington clinched at least a share of the title on Nov. 11 with a win over USC and won the crown outright Nov. 17 with a sweep of Oregon State. It marked UW's second-ever title after winning the program's first last season with a 16-2 record.

REGIONAL CHAMPIONS: Washington swept through regional action in College Station, Texas, notching 3-0 victories over No. 14-seed Purdue and No. 11-seed Wisconsin to advance to the program's second consecutive NCAA Women's Volleyball Championship. Sophomore Christal Morrison was named Regional Most Valuable Player, while Sanja Tomasevic and Courtney Thompson were named to the all-tournament team. Morrison led Washington both nights in kills with 19 vs. Purdue and 21 vs. Wisconsin.

HUSKIES SWEEP SIENA & COLORADO STATE IN FIRST & SECOND ROUNDS: The Huskies swept Siena and Colorado State in the first and second rounds of the NCAA Tournament in Fort Collins, Colo., to advance to the program's third consecutive Sweet 16 and fifth overall.

ALL-PACIFIC REGION: Five Washington volleyball players were named to the American Volleyball Coaches' Association (AVCA) All-Pacific Region teams, including four players to the 12-member first team. Seniors Candace Lee and Sanja Tomasevic, junior Courtney Thompson and sophomore Christal Morrison were named to the first team, while sophomore Alesha Deesing was an honorable mention pick. It marked the second All-Region award for Lee,

TOMASEVIC NAMED PAC-10 PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Senior outside hitter Sanja Tomasevic was the Pac-10 Player of the Year after leading the Huskies to a successful defense of their Pac-10 title. Tomasevic was also among the league statistical leaders in hitting percentage (.373/4th), kills per game (4.52 kpg/4th) and points (5.44 ppg/ 4th). She is the first UW player to earn Pac-10 Player of the Year honors.

Jim McLaughlin PICKS UP THIRD PAC-10 COACH OF THE YEAR AWARD: Jim McLaughlin was tabbed the Pac-10 Coach of the Year after guiding Washington to its second consecutive Pac-10 title with a 17-1 league record. The Huskies rolled off a school record 23-match winning streak and finished the regular season with a 26-1 record. The honor is McLaughlin's third in four seasons (2004, 2002).

LEE & THOMPSON EARN ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICA HONORS: Senior libero Candace Lee and junior setter Courtney Thompson were named to the 2005 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Women's Volleyball Second Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Lee boasts a 3.78 grade-point average in English, while Thompson maintains a 3.52 grade-point average in Business Administration. Both were third team Academic All-Americans last season and are two of just three players to earn All-America and Academic All-America honors at UW (Paige Benjamin, 2002).

SIX HUSKIES NAMED TO ALL-PAC-10 TEAMS: Six Huskies were named to the Pac-10 All-Conference teams, including first team selections Alesha Deesing, Candace Lee, Christal Morrison, Courtney Thompson and Sanja Tomasevic. Brie Hagerty was named to the honorable mention team. The six honorees and five first team picks are UW records.

HUSKIES SET PROGRAM RECORD FOR BEST START/ CONSECUTIVE WINS: Washington opened the season with 23-straight victories to set school records for best start and consecutive wins. The previous record was a 22-0 start set last season.

UW TALLIES BEST PAC-10 RECORD EVER: Washington finished the Pac-10 season with a 17-1 record, marking the most conference wins by UW in a single-season. Washington's previous best conference record was 16-2, set last year.

UW RANKED NO. 1 IN CSTV/AVCA TOP-25 POLL: The Huskies were ranked No. 1 in the final CSTV/AVCA Coaches Top 25 Poll and received all 60 first place votes. It marked UW's first No. 1 ranking of the season and eighth time overall with the top ranking. The Huskies were ranked No. 1 for seven weeks during the 2004 season .

HOME SWEET HOME: The Huskies were undefeated at Bank of America Arena (11-0) in 2005 and have won 16 consecutive home matches. Washington has not lost at home since Nov. 26, 2004 when it fell to USC in five games.

TOMASEVIC BECOMES UW CAREER KILLS LEADER: Senior outside hitter Sanja Tomasevic had 13 kills vs. Oregon State on Nov. 17 to become UW's all-time kills leader. Her career total stands at 1,795.

UW Career Kills Leaders1.	1,795	Sanja Tomasevic	2002-052.	1,676	Angela Bransom	1993-963.	1,580	Laurie Wetzel	1985-884.	1,305	Dragana Djordjevic	1991-955.	1,287	Paige Benjamin	1999-02

TOMASEVIC SETS UW CAREER ACES RECORD: Sanja Tomasevic had six aces in her final three Pac-10 matches to become UW's career aces leader. Her career total stands at 156, which ranks eighth on the Pac-10 top-10 list. Tomasevic set the school record for season aces last year with 58.

UW Career Aces Leaders1.	156	Sanja Tomasevic	2002-052.	146	Genne Terry	1982-863.	142	Dragana Djordjevic	1991-954.	127	Ashleigh Robertson	1989-925.	125	Jennifer Streatfield	1990-93

Pac-10 Career Aces Leaders1. 198 Daiva Tomkus, UCLA 1986-89-7. 162 Kim Glass, ARIZ 2002-058. 156 Sanja Tomasevic, UW 2002-059. 154 Terry Lauchner, ARIZ 1987-0010. 146 Julie Leamon, OSU 1987-90

HAGERTY MOVES UP UW KILL LIST: Senior Brie Hagerty surpassed current UW assistant coach Leslie Tuiasosopo on the career kills list to move into the No. 8 spot on the UW top-10 list. She has 1,228 career kills.

UW Career Kills Leaders1.	1,795	Sanja Tomasevic	2002-05-6.	1,253	Kristina Laffling	1996-997.	1,240	Makare Desilets	1994-978.	1,228	Brie Hagerty	2002-059.	1,146	Leslie Tuiasosopo	1995-9810.	1,097	Lisa McCommond	1986-89	1,097	Lisa Underhill	1998-01

NATIONAL ATTENDANCE: The Huskies boasted the fifth-highest attendance average in the nation with 2,888 fans per match. UW, who led the Pac-10 in attendance, had 31,773 fans come through its doors over 11 home dates. Washington's largest crowds included 5,116 fans on Nov. 25 (WSU) and 5,099 fans on Oct. 14 (USC). Last season, Washington had the third-best attendance average in the country with 3,311 fans per match.

2005 National Statistics Leaders	School	Avg.	Total	Dates1.	Hawai'i 	7,302	131,434	182.	Nebraska	4,323	69,171	163.  	Minnesota	3,883	54,365	144.  	Wisconsin	3,758	56,373	155.  	Washington	2,888	31,773	11

THOMPSON SETS UW CAREER ASSISTS RECORD: With 49 assists against Arizona State on Sept. 30, junior All-American Courtney Thompson became the school's all-time career assists leader. Thompson has 4,841 career assists and is the only Husky to amass 4,000 career assists. She ranks sixth on the Pac-10 all-time assists list and is eight dishes away from the No. 5 spot held by former Bruin Ann Boyer (4,849, 1986-89). Thompson already holds the UW single-season assists record (1,643, 2004). If her career were to end today, Thompson would also hold the Pac-10 record for assists per game average with 14.58 apg. The current record holder is UCLA's Erika Selsor who averaged 14.00 apg from 1998-2001.

Pac-10 Career Assists Leaders1.	6,234	Erika Selsor, UCLA	1998-01-5.	4,849	Ann Boyer, UCLA	1986-896.	4,841	Courtney Thompson, UW	2003-057.	4,553	Keri Killebrew, WSU	1990-928.	4,461	Carrie Feldman, STAN	1989-92

2005 NCAA Assists Per Game Leaders1. 14.89 Courtney Thompson, UW2. 14.73 Savanah Parra, Ohio3. 14.30 Bryn Kehoe, Stanford4. 14.17 Lindsey Hunter, Missouri5. 13.90 Katie Stein, Marshall

THREE HUSKIES EARN ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT AWARDS: The Washington volleyball team placed three players on the Academic All-District VIII University Division Volleyball Teams. Senior libero Candace Lee (3.78 GPA, English) and junior setter Courtney Thompson (3.52 GPA, Business) were named to the six-member first team, while senior outside hitter Sanja Tomasevic (3.32 GPA, Communications) was a second team selection.

PAC-10 ACADEMIC HONOREES: Senior libero Candace Lee and junior setter Courtney Thompson were selected to the seven-member Pacific-10 Conference All-Academic first team. Both Lee and Thompson were third team Academic All-Americans last year. Seniors Danka Danicic and Sanja Tomasevic and sophomore Christal Morrison earned Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention honors.

MCLAUGHLIN NABS 100th UW WIN: Head Coach Jim McLaughlin picked up his 100th win at the helm of UW volleyball on Oct. 22. He has a 114-40 record at Washington in five seasons and a 196-83 record as a women's collegiate coach over eight years. McLaughlin also coached seven seasons with the USC men's team and has an overall coaching record of 338-158 in 15 seasons as a college coach.

SWEEPING THE COMPETITION: Twenty-eight of Washington's 32 victories in 2005 came way of the 3-0 sweep, which is a UW record. The previous school record for sweeps in a season was 17, set in 2004. The Huskies lost just 10 games all season, dropping four to California, three to UCLA, two to Arizona and one to Stanford. UW opened the season with 36 consecutive game victories, setting a program record. The previous record was 22 consecutive games, set last season.

MYHRE MARCHES UP CAREER BLOCKS LISTS: Senior middle blocker Darla Myhre had 12 blocks against the Arizona schools, Oct. 27-28, to take over the No. 3 spot on the Washington all-time career list. She has 474 total blocks and also ranks third on the career block assists list (450) and blocks per game list (1.31).

UW Career Total Blocks Leaders1.	677	Makare Desilets	1994-972.	613	Leslie Tuiasosopo	1995-983.	474	Darla Myhre	2002-054.	415	Lisa Underhill	1998-015.	373	Sanja Tomasevic	2002-05

UW Career Block Assists Leaders1. 542 Makare Desilets 1994-972. 520 Leslie Tuiasosopo 1995-983. 450 Darla Myhre 2002-054. 371 Lisa Underhill 1998-015. 329 Sanja Tomasevic 2002-05

LEE MOVES INTO SECOND ON PAC-10 DIGS LIST: Senior libero Candace Lee had 24 digs against UCLA on Oct. 13 to take over the No. 2 spot on the Pac-10 all-time digs and finished her career with 2,038 digs. Her 4.66 digs per game average is a Pac-10 record. Lee already held the season (666, 2004) and career (2,038) records at Washington.

Pac-10 Career Digs Leaders1.	2,065	Chrissie Zartman, UCLA	2001-042.	2,038	Candace Lee, UW	2002-053.	1,621	Rachel Hochgesang, OSU	1993-964.	1,602	Lisa Arce, CAL	1987-905.	1,528	Jami Coughlin, ASU	1998-01

TOMASEVIC JOINS 1,000 DIG CLUB: Senior Sanja Tomasevic had six digs vs. Arizona on Oct. 1 to become just the fifth Husky to join the 1,000 digs club. She finished her career with 1,217 digs, which ranks fourth on the UW top-10 list. She is only the third player in Washington history to amass both 1,000 kills and digs in a career.

UW 1,000 Dig Club1.	2,038	Candace Lee	2002-052.	1,237	Lisa McCammond	1986-893.	1,233	Laurie Wetzel	1985-884.	1,217	Sanja Tomasevic	2002-055.	1,170	Ashleigh Robertson	1989-02

HEAVY HITTING HUSKIES: Senior middle blocker Darla Myhre led the Pac-10 with a .417 hitting percentage, which is a UW single-season record. Washington had four players listed among the top-10 in the Pac-10, including No. 1 Myhre, No. 2 Alesha Deesing (.402), No. 5 Sanja Tomasevic (.351) and No. 6 Christal Morrison (.337).

WASHINGTON PACES THE PAC-10: The Huskies led the Pac-10 in nearly every statistical category. Washington paced the league in hitting percentage (.338), opponent hitting percentage (.138), kills (17.52), assists (15.99) and service aces (1.83) and ranked second in blocks (3.12). Junior setter Courtney Thompson led the league with 14.89 apg, while senior middle blocker Darla Myhre led the Pac-10 with a .417 hitting percentage. Sophomore outside hitter Christal Morrison was second in the league with 0.51 aces per game and Candace Lee was third in digs with 4.91 dpg.

HUSKIES KEEP OPPONENTS IN THE RED: Washington held its opponents to a negative hitting percentage four times in 2005 and only seven teams hit above .200. All totaled, UW opponents hit .138, while the Huskies led the nation with a .338 hitting percentage. UCLA had the most luck of any team against the UW defense with a .248 hitting percentage on Nov. 12 in Washington's only loss of the season. UW opponents recorded 1,304 kills and 740 errors on 4,084 attempts, while Washington collected 1,892 kills and just 481 errors on 4,178 attempts.

ACE IN THE HOLE: The Huskies logged 198 aces in 2005, while only giving up 72 to their opponents. Sophomore Christal Morrison led the way for Washington with 55 aces, good enough for the No. 2 spot on the UW single-season list. Sanja Tomasevic was second on the team with 33 aces and Courtney Thompson was third with 28.

UW Season Aces Leaders1.	58	Sanja Tomasevic	20032.	55	Christal Morrison	20053.	54	Genne Terry	19864.	52	Dragana Djordjevic	19945.	44	Melinda Beckenhauer	1989

BROWNIE POINTS: Senior Brie Hagerty became just the third UW player to collect 1,000 points in a career when she tallied 30 points against Hawaii, Sept. 16-17. Hagerty finished her career with 1,338 career kills to rank No. 2 on the Washington all-time chart.

UW Career Points Leaders1.	2,159.5	Sanja Tomasevic	2002-052.	1,338.0	Brie Hagerty	2002-053.	1,040.0	Kaitlin Leck	2001-044.	1,051.5	Christal Morrison	2004-055.	950.0	Darla Myhre	2002-05

TOMASEVIC NAMED NATIONAL/PAC-10 PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Washington senior Sanja Tomasevic was selected as the Sports Imports National Player of the Week and the Pac-10 Player of the Week on Oct. 10 after leading the Huskies to a pair of road wins over Cal and Stanford. She averaged 6.60 points, 5.00 kills, 1.44 blocks, 3.22 digs and 0.33 aces per game. Tomasevic missed out on a triple-double in a five-game win over California with 25 kills, 18 digs and nine blocks. 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 vs. Stanford the next night. The National Player of the Week award was the second of Tomasevic's career as she also received the award on Sept. 2, 2003. She was selected as the Pac-10 Player of the Week four times.

THOMPSON EARNS PAC-10 POTW HONORS: Junior Courtney Thompson earned the Pac-10 Player of the Week award after guiding Washington to a pair of sweeps over No. 6 Hawaii, Sept. 16-17. Thompson led UW to a .301 hitting percentage, while posting 17.17 apg. In addition to her 103 assists, she added 19 digs (3.17 dpg) and five blocks (0.83 bpg).

PERFECT IN FARGO: Washington swept through tournament play at the Doublewood Inn Classic in Fargo, N.D. to win a share of the tournament title. South Dakota also finished the tournament with a 3-0 record. The Huskies defeated host North Dakota State, Wisconsin-Green Bay and Sam Houston State in straight games. Junior setter Courtney Thompson was named the tournament Most Valuable Player as she dished 140 assists over nine games for a 15.56 assists per game average. She also collected 11 digs and five blocks over the weekend. Senior Sanja Tomasevic and sophomore Christal Morrison were also named to the all-tournament team. Tomasevic averaged 2.75 kills per game, 1.75 digs per game and 1.12 blocks per game, while Morrison led the team with 4.12 kpg and a .552 average.

UW WINS SHARE OF NIKE INVITATIONAL: The Huskies went 2-0 at the Nike Invitational to share a portion of the tournament title with Oregon State, who also went undefeated. Washington defeated Davidson and Portland in straight sets. Junior setter Courtney Thompson was named the tournament Most Valuable Player, while senior middle blocker Darla Myhre was also selected to the all-tournament team. Thompson averaged 13.67 assists per game and 2.00 dig per game. Myhre averaged 1.50 kills per game, 1.17 blocks per game and hit at a .538 clip. Other top UW performers included Sanja Tomasevic with 4.83 kpg and 2.00 bpg and Brie Hagerty with 4.75 kpg.

UW WINS HUSKY CHALLENGE: Washington opened the season with 3-0 sweeps over Gardener-Webb and Montana State to win the Husky Challenge, Aug. 27. The Huskies broke four records in the season-opener vs. Gardner-Webb and broke or tied two of those records the next day vs. Montana State. UW defeated GWU in straight sets on Aug. 26 and broke the NCAA record for consecutive serves when Courtney Thompson led the Huskies on an 18-0 run in the first game and served 18 times in a row. The previous record was 17 serves set in 2004. Washington won the first game 30-8, marking the least number of points allowed by UW in a single game since rally scoring was introduced in 2001. The Huskies broke the school record for least number of points allowed in a match (31) as well with the 30-8, 30-11, 30-12 victory. Washington also broke for UW record for hitting percentage when the Huskies combined for a .537 clip. The team broke the hitting percentage record the next night with a .566 average and tied the record for least number of points in a game when they held Montana State to just eight points in the first game.

HUSKIES PICKED TO DEFEND PAC-10 TITLE: Washington, coming off its first Pac-10 title in 2004, was picked to repeat last season's performance by a vote of the league's coaches. The Huskies, who were one of three teams to represent the Pac-10 in last year's Final Four, picked up five more points than second-place and 2004 NCAA Champion Stanford. Washington also claimed eight of the 10 first-place votes, with the Cardinal receiving the other two. Stanford's 83 points were trailed by USC, picked third with 68 points. Arizona, who made its 20th NCAA Tournament appearance last season, held fourth position with 67 points. UCLA was selected in the fifth slot after receiving 63 points, followed by California with 53 points. Rounding out the poll were Arizona State, Oregon State, Oregon and Washington State, respectively.

COACH Jim McLaughlin: Jim McLaughlin, in his fifth year at Washington, led the Huskies to the 2005 National Championship and Pac-10 title to earn Pac-10 Coach of the Year honors. It marked his third Pac-10 Coach of the Year nod, a year after leading Washington to its first Final four and first conference championship to pick up National Coach of the Year accolades. McLaughlin joined the Washington program in 2001 and inherited a team that finished last in the Pac-10 standings in 2000. A 15-year veteran head coach, McLaughlin has proven his ability to recruit talented student-athletes and cultivate championship programs. He has made 15 appearances in the NCAA postseason, including four with Kansas State, which advanced to the Sweet 16 in 2000. He also spent seven seasons as the men's head coach at USC, where he won the 1990 national championship and finished as runner-up in 1991. McLaughlin has developed nine All-Americans, five Academic All-Americans and 20 All-Pac-10 players in that time. McLaughlin has a 114-40 record at UW over four seasons, a 196-83 career record as a women's coach (8 years) and 336-158 career record at the college level (men's and women's teams, 15 years).

ROSTER BREAKDOWN: The 17-player Washington roster included 11 returning letterwinners and five returning starters, plus the libero. The 2005 team included six seniors, three juniors, three sophomores and five freshmen. The team represented six states and three countries, including Washington (5), California (3), Hawaii (2), Oregon (1), Indiana (1), Ohio (1), British Columbia (1) and Serbia & Montenegro (2).

PLAYER BIOS

#2 Alesha Deesing

2005 (SOPHOMORE): All-Pacific Region honorable mention ...first team All-Pac-10 selection ... played in 99 games and 32 matches and made 32 starts ...averaged 2.54 kpg, 1.29 bpg and 3.28 ppg and ranked second in the Pac-10 with a .402 hitting percentage ...ranked fifth in the Pac-10 with 1.29 bpg ... is on pace to set the UW career hitting percentage record with a .392 clip ... ranks seventh on the UW all-time career points list (3.01 ppg) ... had seven double-digit kill performances including a season-best 15 kills vs. Arizona (Oct. 27) to tie her career-high ...had 13 kills vs. USC (Nov. 11) and 12 at Hawaii (Sept. 17) and at Oregon (Oct. 21) ...hit .500 or better 12 times and .700 or better four times ...had six or more blocks seven times including a career-high nine stuffs vs. California (Oct. 7) ...had six errorless matches, including the first three matches of the season and the NCAA second round match vs. Colorado State ...had three aces vs. North Dakota State.

#3 Courtney Thompson

2005 (JUNIOR): Honda Award Winner ...CVU.com National Setter of the Year ... AVCA first team All-American ...Asics first team All-American ...NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team ... College Station Regional All-Tournament Team ... second team Academic All-American ... All-Pacific Region ... first team All-Pac-10 selection ... Pac-10 Player of the Week (Sept. 19) ...Academic All-District ...Pac-10 All-Academic first team ...Nike Invitational MVP ...Doublewood Classic MVP ...started all 108 games and 32 matches ... led nation with 14.89 apg ...also averaged 2.46 dpg, 0.59 bpg and 0.81 ppg ...all-time career assists leader at UW (4,841), which ranks sixth on the Pac-10 all-time list ...ranked third on the team with 27 aces and set an NCAA record when she served 18 consecutive points vs. Gardner-Webb ... had four aces vs. Gardner-Webb (Aug. 26) and three vs. Montana State (Aug. 27) ... tallied 71 assists three times (Oct. 8 at Stanford, Nov. 4 vs. California, Nov. 11 at UCLA) to tie her career-high ...had 11 matches with double-figure digs, including 20 at California (Oct. 7) and 14 at Stanford (Oct. 8).

#4 Carolyn Farny

2005 (JUNIOR): Played in 13 games and 12 matches ... averaged 1.00 kpg, 0.29 dpg, 0.29 bpg and 1.14 ppg ...had two kills in each of her first three appearances ...had three kills vs. Sam Houston State (Sept. 10) and Arizona State (Sept. 30) ...had a kill and dig vs. Siena (Dec. 2) in the NCAA first round ...had four blocks.

#8 Ashley Aratani

2005 (SOPHOMORE): Appeared in 96 games and 32 matches ...averaged 0.25 aces, 0.27 digs and 0.25 points per game ...had 24 aces, including seven matches with two aces ...had 27 digs, including a season-best four digs vs. Wisconsin in the regional championship and again vs. No. 1 Nebraska in the national final.

#9 Christal Morrison

2005 (SOPHOMORE): NCAA Championship Most Outstanding Player ... AVCA third team All-American ... Asics honorable mention All-American ...College Station Regional MVP ... All-Pacific Region ... first team All-Pac-10 selection ... Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention ...Doublewood Classic All-Tournament Team ...played in 108 games and started all 32 matches ... second in the league with 0.51 service aces per game ... her 55 aces rank second on the UW single-season list ... ranked fifth in the Pac-10 with 5.29 points per game and 4.36 kills per game and sixth with a .337 hitting percentage ... also averaged 2.30 dpg and 0.77 bpg ... had 26 double-digit kill performances and eight double-doubles ... notched 20 or more kills four times, including 26 kills at Stanford (Oct. 8), 24 kills vs. California (Nov. 4), 21 kills vs. Wisconsin (Dec. 10) and 20 kills at UCLA (Nov. 12).

#10 Brie Hagerty

2005 (SENIOR); Honorable mention All-Pac-10 selection ... played in 103 games and all 33 matches ... ranked third on the team with 3.67 kpg and 3.98 ppg ... also averaged 0.69 dpg and 0.52 bpg ... had 25 double-figure kill performances and has recorded 15 or more kills eight times ... ranks eighth on the UW career kills list (1,228) and was just the third Husky to amass 1,000 career points (1,311.5) ... had 23 kills at California (Oct. 7) and 20 kills at Arizona (Oct. 27) ... had seven blocks at Arizona State (Oct. 28) and six blocks vs. UCLA (Oct. 13).

#11 Darla Myhre

2005 (SENIOR): Nike Invitational All-Tournament Team ... played in 105 games and started all 33 matches ... led the Pac-10 with a .417 hitting percentage, which is a UW single-season record ...ranked third in the conference with 1.31 bpg ... also averaged 1.80 kpg and 2.50 ppg ... ranks third on the UW all-time lists for block assists (450), total blocks (474) and blocks per game (1.31) ... ranks fifth on the UW all-time career points list (950.0) ... had 17 matches with four or more blocks and two matches with eight blocks (at California on Oct. 7 and vs. USC on Oct. 14) ... had eight matches with eight or more kills, including nine vs. Sam Houston State (Sept. 10), and California (Nov. 4).

#14 Candace Lee

2005 (SENIOR): Asics Defensive Player of the Year ... AVCA second team All-American ... Asics first team All-American ...second team Academic All-American ... All-Pacific Region ...first team All-Pac-10 selection ... Academic All-District first team ... Pac-10 All-Academic first team ... played all 108 games and 32 matches ... UW career digs leader (2,038), which ranks second on the Pac-10 all-time list ... Pac-10 all-time leader in career digs per game (4.66 dpg) ...ranked third in the Pac-10 with 4.91 dpg, which ranks second on the UW single-season list ... anchored a defense that led the Pac-10 with a .138 opponent hitting percentage and held its opponents to a negative hitting percentage four times ... recorded double-digit digs in 29 of 33 matches, despite just five matches going beyond three games ... notched 20 or more digs 10 times, including 35 digs at USC (Nov. 11), 28 digs at Arizona (Oct. 27) and 27 digs at California (Oct. 7) and at UCLA (Nov. 12).

#15 Danka Danicic

2005 (SENIOR): Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention ... played in all 108 games and 33 matches ... averaged 2.25 dpg and 0.24 sapg ... fourth on team with 26 aces, including four at Arizona State (Sept. 30) ... had seven double-figure dig performances, including 14 digs at California (Oct. 7), 13 digs at Stanford (Oct. 8), 11 digs vs. UCLA (Oct. 13), at Colorado State (Dec. 3), vs. Wisconsin (Dec. 10) and vs. Nebraska (Dec. 17) and 10 digs vs. Arizona (Oct. 1) ... had nine digs three times ... had four aces vs. Arizona State (Sept. 30) and three aces vs. Siena (Dec. 2) in the NCAA first round.

#19 Jessica Veris

2005 (SENIOR): Played in nine games and seven matches after being sidelined at the beginning of the season with an injury ... made her first appearance of the season at California (Oct. 7) where she had a block assist ...had two kills on four swings at Oregon State (Oct. 22) .. had a kill, two digs and two blocks at Arizona State (Oct. 28) ...had a kill and a block at UCLA (Nov. 12) ...had a kill, an ace and block vs. Washington State on Senior Night (Nov. 25) ...had a kill vs. Siena in the NCAA first round (Dec. 2).

#21 Sanja Tomasevic

2005 (SENIOR): Asics National Player of the Year ...CVU.com National Player of the Year ...NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team ...AVCA first team All-American ... Asics first team All-American ... College Station Regional All-Tournament Team ... All-Pacific Region ...Pac-10 Player of the Year ...first team All-Pac-10 selection ...National Player of the Week (Oct. 10) ...Pac-10 Player of the Week (Oct. 10) ...Doublewood Inn Classic All-Tournament Team ...second team Academic All-District ...Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention ...ranked fourth in the league in kills (4.50 kpg) and points (5.40 ppg) ... also ranked fifth in hitting percentage (.351) and ninth in blocks (1.11 bpg) ...holds the school records for career kills (1,795), aces (156) and points (2,159.5) ... ranks fourth on the UW all-time career charts in digs (1,217) and fifth in block assists (329) and total blocks (373) ... one of only three Huskies all-time to record 1,000 kills and 1,000 digs ...had 27 double-figure kill performances, including five matches with 20 or more kills ...had a season-best 31 kills at UCLA (Nov. 12) ...had 10 double-digit dig performances and 10 double-doubles.

#22 Jill Collymore

2005 (FRESHMAN): Played in 19 games and 13 matches ...averaged 1.89 kpg, 0.42 sapg, 0.37 dpg, 0.37 bpg and 2.50 ppg ... had five kills and three aces in her collegiate debut vs. Gardner-Webb (Aug. 26) ...had five kills and two aces the next night vs. Montana State ...posted a season-best eight kills vs. North Dakota State, while picking up three digs ...had seven kills vs. Sam Houston State (Sept. 10), while hitting .636 (7-0-11).

#24 Jessica Swarbrick

2005 (FRESHMAN): Played in 35 games and 20 matches ...averaged 1.29 kpg, 0.94 bpg and 1.79 ppg ...had five kills on five swings in her collegiate debut vs. Gardner-Webb (Aug. 26) ... had four kills on five swings with no errors the next night vs. Montana State ...posted a career-high seven kills vs. Sam Houston State (Sept. 10) ... had six kills and six blocks vs. California (Nov. 4).

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