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Jessica Swarbrick
Jessica Swarbrick

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
El Dorado, Calif.

High School:
Union Mine

Height:
6-1

Position:
MB

Experience:
3V

2007 (As A Junior)
Second team AVCA All-American ... second team Asics/Volleyball Magazine All-American ... first team All-Pacific Region ... first team All-Pac-10 ... honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic pick ... was the Huskies nominee for Pac-10 Player of the Week for Nov. 5-11 ... named to the all-tournament team at the Gonzaga Tournament ... led the team, ranked second in the Pac-10 and 10th nationally in hitting percentage (.413) .... paced the Huskies while ranking fourth in the Pac-10 and 32nd in the nation in blocks (1.42 bpg) ... her .413 hitting percentage is the third-best single-season mark in UW history, while her 138 block assists and 156 total blocks are both the seventh-best mark ... her 1.42 blocks per game average is the ninth-best single-season mark in school history ... already holds the school record for career hitting percentage at .398 ... one of three UW players to see action in every game and match ... led the team in blocks 15 times ... hit .300 or better in 25 matches, .400 or better in 20 matches and .500 or better in 12 matches ... closed out the season with six straight matches of hitting .400 or higher ... also had a string of six consecutive matches with a hitting percentage of at least .400 from Sept. 21-Oct. 11 ... recorded double-figures in kills in 13 matches ... put up a season-high 14 kills four times, vs. Fresno State (Aug. 25), vs. Stanford (Nov. 8), at USC (Nov. 16) and vs. Missouri (Nov. 30) ... had a then-season-high of nine blocks vs. Fresno State ... matched her career-high with five digs at Gonzaga on Aug. 31 ... had a personal and team season-high 12 total blocks vs. Missouri in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

2006 (As A Sophomore)
AVCA third team All-American ... All-Pacific Region honorable mention ... first team All-Pac-10 ... started all 34 matches at middle blocker ... averaged 2.67 kills per game and 3.64 points per game ... her .397 hitting percentage led the Huskies and ranked third in the Pac-10 ... her 1.47 bpg average also led the team and ranked sixth in the conference ... had 14 double-figure kill performances, including a career-best 17 kills at Oregon (Nov. 3) ... also had 16 kills vs. USC (Oct. 26) and 14 vs. USC (Sept. 29) ... posted a career-high 13 blocks at Colorado (Dec. 1) in the NCAA second round ... had nine blocks vs. California (Nov. 25) in the Pac-10 finale ... posted eight blocks on six occasions, including matches vs. Texas, Fresno State (Sept. 14), USC (Oct. 26), Arizona State (Nov. 17), Ohio State (Dec. 8) and Penn State (Dec. 9).

2005 (As A Freshman)
Played in 35 games and 20 matches ... averaged 1.29 kpg, 0.94 bpg and 1.79 ppg ... had five kills on five swings in her collegiate debut vs. Gardner-Webb (Aug. 26) ... had four kills on five swings with no errors the next night vs. Montana State ... posted a career-high seven kills vs. Sam Houston State (Sept. 10) ... had six kills and six blocks vs. California (Nov. 4).

At Union Mine High School
A four-year letterwinner at Union Mine High School ... team captain as a senior ... led team to three consecutive league titles ...an All-Metro and league MVP honoree as a senior ... played club volleyball for the Gold Cal Juniors under Jeff Deter and Matt Smith ... competed at the U.S. Olympic Junior Championships from 2003-05 and led team to an 18th place finish ... ranked 21st nationally among the prep class of 2005 by PrepVolleyball.com ...Fab 50 selection as a senior by Volleyball Monthly.

Personal
Born in San Jose, Calif., to Teresa and Stephen Swarbrick ...has four siblings, including brothers Jared (24) and Jordan (22) and sisters Jennifer (17) and Jacqueline (13) ... contemplating a career in interior design.

Getting to know Jessica
Nickname:
Jessy
Favorite toy as a child: Horses
Favorite UW sports team to watch: Men's Basketball
Most famous person I've met: President George W. Bush in Washington D.C. in 2005
Dream job: Interior designer
Extreme sport I'd like to try: Sky Diving
Favorite junk food: Ice cream
Advice for young volleyball players: Always work hard and have fun
Favorite Song: "Viva la Vida" by Coldplay
Biggest Celebrity Crush: Clive Owen and Chris Brown
Biggest Guilty Pleasure: Any kind of chocolate ice cream
Best UW Volleyball Moment: Winning the national championship in 2005
Advice for Aspiring Athletes: Play as many sports as you can when you're young and when you find the one you love, work your hardest and enjoy it.
Favorite Part of Being a Husky: Playing for Jim, Leslie and Keno and playing in front of our fans at Hec Ed
On Playing for Jim McLaughlin: Playing for Jim has been the most exciting and rewarding part of my last three years. There has never been a dull moment. I look forward to my last year.

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