Two Huskies Named To Academic All-District Volleyball Teams

Nov. 9, 2006

SEATTLE-- The University of Washing volleyball team placed two players on the Academic All-District VIII University Division Volleyball Teams. Senior setter Courtney Thompson was named to the six-member first team, while sophomore outside hitter Jill Collymore was a second team selection.

The team is chosen by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) from Division I volleyball teams in California, Hawaii, Alaska, British Columbia, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Nevada and Utah.

Other first team selections included Kim McGiven (Santa Clara), Kristen Bitter (Oregon), Lindsy Hartsock (Brigham Young), Cheryl Selenak (Fresno State), and Tristin Johnson (Nevada).

Thompson has achieved a 3.52 grade point average in Business. She leads the country with 15.02 assists per game and has led Washington to the second-highest hitting percentage in the country (.304). Thompson's 6,088 career assists rank second on the Pac-10 all-time list and 14th on the NCAA all-time chart and she is 147 assists away from the conference record. She already holds the UW career and season assists records and is on pace to set the NCAA assists per game record (14.67). Thompson ranks sixth on the UW all-time career list in hitting percentage (.330) and digs (978), and ranks seventh in service aces (109). She is a two-time first team All-American and two-time Academic All-American, including second team honors last season and third team honors in 2004.

Thompson will advance to the national ballot to determine the 2006 Academic All-America teams. Should she win the award, Thompson would become Washington's first-ever three-time Academic All-American.

Collymore owns a 3.72 grade point average as a double major in Psychology and Digital Arts & Experimental Media. She leads the Huskies with 0.46 service aces per game and ranks third in kills (3.12 kpg), digs (2.59 dpg) and points (3.87 ppg). Collymore also ranks sixth on the UW career points per game list (3.43) and boasts the eighth-best hitting percentage in Husky history (.307).

The Washington volleyball team is ranked fourth in the country and has a 21-3 overall record and 11-2 mark in the Pac-10. The Huskies, the 2005 and 2004 Pac-10 Champions, are one match out of first place in the conference race with five matches remaining in the regular season.

UW takes on Washington State on the road this Friday at 7 p.m. in the team's final Pac-10 road trip of the season.

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