Sept. 27, 2004
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Washington outside hitter Sanja Tomasevic has been named Pac-10 Volleyball Player of the Week for Sept. 20-26, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.
Tomasevic, a senior from Uzice, Serbia and Montenegro, led No. 3 Washington to wins at No. 10 UCLA and No. 2 USC, the Huskies' first road sweep of the Los Angeles schools since 1997 and second all-time. Against the Bruins, Tomasevic collected 27 kills, 12 digs and eight block assists, while hitting at a .453 clip. She followed that with 18 kills and 14 digs in the Huskies' five-game upset win over the Women of Troy.
For the weekend, Tomasevic recorded 45 kills (5.00 kpg), 26 digs (2.89 dpg), nine blocks (1.00 bpg), and 50.5 points (5.61 ppg). She now has 1,133 career kills, eighth most in Husky history, and is just 13 shy of Washington's No. 7 career kills leader, current Husky assistant coach Leslie Tuiasosopo. With the pair of victories, Washington moved up to No. 2 in the Sept. 27 USA Today/CSTV Top 25 Coaches Poll, its highest ranking ever.
The Huskies (10-0, 2-0) continue Pac-10 play this weekend at home against Oregon and Oregon State.
This is the second weekly honor for Tomasevic, and Washington's 13th Player of the Week all-time.