Five Washington State Volleyball Players Honored for Academics

Nov. 25, 2008

PULLMAN, Wash. -- Washington State's Brittany Johnson repeated as a Pacific-10 Conference Women's Volleyball All-Academic first team selection, and four more Cougars were named to the honorable mention squad, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced Tuesday.

Johnson, a senior outside hitter from Phoenix, Ariz., is a four-year starter who has a 3.80 grade point average and is majoring in both management information systems and organization and management with a minor in finance. She will graduate in December 2008 and has already accepted a position with an information technology consulting firm in Phoenix and will begin working in March 2009.

One of three captains of this year's Cougar volleyball team, Johnson has accumulated 1,091 career kills, which is sixth-best in WSU history, and needs only 22 more kills to move into fifth place. Johnson also has 72 solo blocks which is fifth on that all-time list. Earlier this month, Johnson was named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VIII second team for University Division I Women's Volleyball for the second consecutive year. She was a third team selection in 2006.

Four Cougar volleyball student-athletes were named to the Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention team: seniors Amy Small from Pullman, Wash. (3.08, majoring in psychology) and Stephanie Weishaar from Camas, Wash. (3.30, majoring in sport management), and juniors Jackie Albright from Lake Forest, Calif. (3.55, majoring in civil engineering) and Cassie Robbins from Yakima, Wash. (3.33, hospitality business management).

To be eligible for selection to the academic team, a student-athlete must have a minimum 3.0 overall grade point average and be either a starter or a significant contributor.

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