Husky Volleyball Will Host Open Scrimmage April 26

March 18, 2008

SEATTLE - The Washington Husky volleyball team, coming off its sixth-straight national tournament appearance, will host an open volleyball practice and scrimmage on Saturday, April 26, starting at 11:00 a.m.

The Huskies will hold an open practice at 11:00 a.m., to be followed by a scrimmage at 11:30 a.m. Both events will take place at Marv Harshman Court at Bank of America Arena.

The volleyball scrimmage is part of Washington Weekend, presented by the University of Washington Alumni Association. For the Husky sports fan, the day begins at 10:30 a.m. with a UWAA and Big 'W' Club sponsored Pancake Breakfast in Husky Stadium. That morning, youth ages 12-and-under can participate in the popular Husky Football Experience, a clinic presented by the Washington Husky football players and coaches. The Husky women's soccer team will conduct its annual alumni game at 12 noon at Husky Soccer Field. At 12:30 p.m., the football team's annual Spring Game will take place in Husky Stadium. And, finally, the baseball team will play nationally-ranked UCLA beginning at 2 p.m. at Husky Ballpark.

The Husky volleyball team finished the 2007 season 27-4 and ranked No. 10 in the nation. Among the returners are middle blocker Jessica Swarbrick and libero Tamari Miyashiro. Swarbrick was a Second Team American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-America pick last year, while Miyashiro was a third team honoree as well as being named the Asics/Volleyball Magazine Defensive Player of the Year.

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