Seven Huskies Garner All-Pac-10 Accolades
Dec. 1, 2008
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Seven Washington volleyball players garnered 2008 All-Pac-10 accolades, as announced Monday by Commissioner Tom Hansen. Jessica Swarbrick, Tamari Miyashiro and Becky Perry were named to the 14-member All-Pac-10 team. Kindra Carlson, Jenna Hagglund and Airial Salvo received honorable mention and Bianca Rowland was picked to the All-Freshman team.
Swarbrick, Washington's lone senior, leads the Huskies in attack percentage this season with a .438 hitting efficiency. Swarbrick will graduate as Washington's career leader in attack percentage with a lifetime .408 average. The El Dorado, Calif. native also leads the team in blocks, averaging 1.08 bps, good for fifth in the Pac-10 this season. Swarbrick needs just five more blocks to overtake third place in total career blocks at Washington. She earned her first career Pac-10 Player of the Week honor in September after helping the Huskies to a road sweep of Arizona and Arizona State. The honor is Swarbrick's third.
Junior libero Miyashiro is a two-time All-Pac-10 selection and leads the conference in digs per set, averaging 5.17 for the season, ranking her 15th in the country. Miyashiro is just 243 digs shy of breaking the all-time Washington career digs mark, a feat she should accomplish in her senior season. A native of Kaneohe, Hawai'I, Miyashiro was named 2007 National Defensive Player of the Year and was selected to two all-tournament teams this season, including Tournament MVP of the Northwest Challenge in September.
Perry, a sophomore outside hitter from Austin, Texas, is a first-time All-Pac-10 honoree. Perry led the team in kills per set, averaging 3.79 kps over the season, good for fifth in the Pac-10 and 52nd nationally. She tallied 269 total kills over the year and a .265 attack percentage. Perry also tallied 42 blocks (0.59 bps), putting her fourth on the team in blocks.
Sophomore outside hitter/middle blocker Kindra Carlson is second on the team in kills with 3.37 kps and third on the team (and seventh in the Pac-10) in attack percentage at .309. The Eaton, Colo. native also leads the team with nine solo blocks and is third on the team in block assists with 65. Her 0.91 bps is second-highest on the team.
Hagglund, a sophomore setter from West Chester, Ohio, leads the Pac-10 and is second in the nation in assists per set with 12.39. She was honored as the AVCA Sports Imports Division I National Player of the Week on Oct. 14 after posting a pair of double-doubles, helping the Huskies sweep UCLA and USC on the road, marking the first time in program history that Washington won both match-ups against UCLA and USC in the same season. Hagglund also boasts a .308 attack percentage this season and 40 blocks. She leads the team in double-doubles with 10.
Junior outside hitter Salvo made her Husky debut this season after redshirting last year per NCAA transfer rules. Salvo, a Farmington, Utah native played in 93 sets this season, tallying 267 kills (2.87 kps) and 226 digs (2.43 dps). She recorded seven double-doubles this season and was second on the team and fourth in the conference in service aces (0.28 saps).
Rowland appeared in 99 of Washington's 100 sets, starting all 28 matches as a true freshman. The Lynnwood, Wash. native registered 125 kills and hit .300 for the season. She also put up 83 total blocks [2-81] with a 0.84 bps average, good for third on the team.
The fifth-ranked Huskies begin their postseason run this Friday, hosting Portland State at 4pm in the Bank of America Arena for the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Should Washington win, they will face the winner of the Santa Clara-Kansas State match on Saturday at 2pm. For the complete schedule and ticket information, log on to GoHuskies.com.