Sanja Tomasevic Named To AVCA All-Pacific Region Team

Dec. 10, 2003

SEATTLE - Outside hitter Sanja Tomasevic (Uzice, Yugoslavia) was named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-Pacific Region team. The honor is the first for the Washington junior who has led the Huskies to their third Sweet 16 appearance in the program's history.

Tomasevic, who is eligible for All-America honors with Wednesday's all-region selection, leads the Huskies and ranks 18th nationally with 5.29 kills per game. She leads the Pacific-10 Conference with 0.57 service aces per game and has set the UW single-season record with 57 aces this season. Tomasevic averages 6.36 points per game, has tallied double figure kills in all 30 matches and has collected 13 double doubles.

She has received numerous awards and accolades this season, including first team All-Pac-10, AVCA National Player of the Week, Pac-10 Player of the Week, Academic All-District V111 second team and Academic All-Pac-10 honorable mention. Tomasevic also earned Most Valuable Player honors at all three pre-conference tournaments the Huskies played this fall.

Tomasevic is one of nine Pac-10 players to be named to the 12-member All-Pacific Region team. Top-ranked Southern California led all teams with four members, while Stanford had three, including Pacific Region Freshman of the Year, and Arizona and California each had one.

The Huskies continue their postseason run this Friday, Dec. 12 when Washington faces Stanford in the regional semifinal in Long Beach, Calif. The Huskies and Cardinal split during the Pac-10 season with each team winning on its home court. Game time for Friday is set for 5:30 p.m. and the match will be televised live on Fox Sports Net.

Pacific Region
Emily Adams**/Southern California/MB/Jr.
Keao Burdine/Southern California/OH/Jr.
Bibiana Candekas/Southern California/MB/So.
Kim Glass**/Arizona/OH/So.
Jennifer Harvey/Stanford/MB/Sr.
Mia Jerkov**/California/OH/Jr.
Kelli Nerison/Loyola Marymount/MB/Jr.
Ogonna Nnamani***/Stanford/OH/Jr.
Becky Potter**/Santa Clara/MB/Sr.
April Ross****/Southern California/OH/Sr.
Sanja Tomasevic Washington OH Jr.
Katie Wilkins*** Pepperdine OH Sr.

Region Freshman of the Year: Kristen Richards, Stanford, OH
* denotes total number of All-Region awards

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