Sanja Tomasevic Named Asics Player of the Year

Jan. 27, 2006

SEATTLE- Washington senior outside hitter is the 2005 Asics Volleyball Player of the Year and senior libero Candace Lee is the 2005 Asics Defensive Player of the Year. Four Huskies total were named to the Asics All-America teams, including first team picks Tomasevic, Lee and Courtney Thompson and honorable mention selection Christal Morrison.

Tomasevic, the 2005 Pac-10 Player of the Year, led Washington with 4.50 kills per game, while hitting at a .351 percentage. She averaged 2.73 digs per game and 1.11 blocks per game and is Washington's all-time kills and aces leader.

Lee led Washington with 4.91 digs per game, while headlining a defense that held its opponents to a .138 hitting percentage. Lee, Washington's all-time career digs leader, ranks second all-time in the Pac-10 (2,038) and is the league's all-time leader in digs per game.

Thompson, the 2005 Honda Award winner in volleyball, led the nation with 14.89 assists per game and directed the Huskies' offense to a nation-leading .338 hitting percentage. She is Washington's career assists leader and ranks sixth in the Pac-10 with one season left to play.

Morrison, the 2005 National Championship Most Outstanding Player, ranked second on the team with 4.36 kills per game, while leading the Pac-10 with 0.51 aces per game. She also averaged 2.30 digs per game and hit at a .337 clip.

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