Five Huskies Earn Pac-10 All-Academic Honors

Nov. 25, 2008

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Five Washington volleyball players earned Pac-10 All-Academic accolades, as announced Tuesday by Commissioner Tom Hansen.

Jill Collymore was a first-team pick, Jenna Hagglund earned second-team honors and Megan McAfee, Becky Perry and Jessica Swarbrick each garnered honorable mention accolades.

Collymore's honor comes on the heels of being Washington volleyball's first ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American in two years. Collymore's 3.78 GPA in psychology and digital arts and media is a team-high GPA. The junior outside hitter from Bellevue, Wash. leads the conference in service aces (0.43 saps) and is third on the team in kills per set with 3.04. This is Collymore's second Pac-10 All-Academic honor.

Sophomore setter Hagglund boasts a 3.58 GPA as a pre-science major. The West Chester, Ohio, native is second in the country and first in the Pac-10 in assists per set with 12.38. Hagglund was named AVCA Division I National Player of the Week on Oct. 14, becoming just the fourth Husky (and the first in three years) to earn that honor. She currently sits in sixth-place all-time in career assists at Washington with 2,573. Hagglund needs just 83 more assists to overtake fourth-place all-time and might surpass that mark this weekend over Arizona State Saturday night. The Pac-10 All-Academic award is Hagglund's first.

McAfee, a junior defensive specialist, carries a 3.49 GPA and is a bio-chemistry major. McAfee has played in 78 of the Huskies' 93 sets this season and averages 1.22 digs per set, including a season-high-tying 11 digs at Washington State last Friday. The award is McAfee's second career Pac-10 All-Academic honor.

Sophomore Becky Perry has a 3.08 GPA as a pre-business administration major. Perry has played in 67 of the Huskies' 93 sets, including 52 of Washington's 61 Pac-10 sets. Perry leads the team in kills with 3.91 kps and boasts 262 kills on the season with a .276 attack percentage. She's also fourth on the team in blocks with 0.61 bps and averages 1.48 digs per set. This is the second such honor for Perry.

Washington's lone senior, Swarbrick carries a 3.04 GPA in art, while maintaining the team's highest attack percentage of .428. She's also the team's leading blocker with 1.10 bps and stands in fourth place all-time at Washington in career blocks with 464 and fourth place in block assists with 430. Swarbrick needs just 11 more blocks to take third place in total blocks and just 21 more blocks to take third in block assists. This is Swarbrick's second Pac-10 All-Academic selection.

The Huskies are back in action Friday at 7pm as they host Arizona and again Saturday night at 7:30pm as they host Arizona State for the final weekend of regular season play. Washington will learn its NCAA Tournament fate Sunday night at 7:30pm as the live selection show airs on ESPNU. For the complete schedule and ticket information, including ticket information for the Washington-hosted NCAA Regionals, log on to GoHuskies.com.

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