Three Huskies Named First Team All-Pacific Region
Dec. 6, 2007
SEATTLE - Senior outside hitter Christal Morrison leads a list of three Washington volleyball players that have been selected to the AVCA All-Pacific Region First Team. Joining Morrison were junior middle blocker Jessica Swarbrick and sophomore libero Tamari Miyashiro.
This if the fourth consecutive season that Morrison has been named to the first team, marking the first time that a Husky player has been named to the all-region team four times. Morrison finished her career as the school's all-time leader in kills and attacks, and was also a First Team All-Pac-10 pick for the fourth straight year.
Swarbrick, who was an honorable mention all-region selection a year ago, finished the season with a .413 hitting percentage and an average of 1.42 blocks per game. Her hitting percentage is 10th-best in the nation right now, while her blocks per game average is 33rd. She hit .400 or better in 20 matches this year and .500 or better in 12 matches.
This is the first all-region honor for Miyashiro, who averaged 5.65 digs per game this season, good for second in the Pac-10 and 32nd nationally. She posted double-figures in digs in 30 of the Huskies 31 games this season and had over 30 digs four times, including a career-high 39 in the Huskies 3-2 win over Missouri in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Nov. 30.
This is the fourth consecutive year that Washington has placed an athlete on the all-region team. 12 players were selected to the first team, while six were named honorable mention. Washington was one of just two teams to have at least three players selected to the All-Pacific Region First Team. Pac-10 rival Stanford had four players chosen while fellow Pac-10 schools California, Oregon, UCLA and USC each had one player selected. Santa Clara, of the West Coast Conference, had one player chosen to round out the first team.