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Christal Morrison
Christal Morrison

Hometown:
Puyallup, Wash.

High School:
Puyallup

Height:
6-2

Position:
OH

Experience:
4V

2007 (As A Senior)
Leaves the UW as the school's all-time leader in kills (1,859), attacks (4,726) and points (2,188.0) and is easily the most decorated Husky volleyball player ever ... first team AVCA All-American ... only four-time AVCA All-American in UW history ... second team Asics/Volleyball Magazine All-American ... first team All-Pacific Region ... first Team All-Pac-10, making her the only Husky to ever be named to the first team all four years ... honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic selection ... finished her career second all-time at the UW in points per game (5.05), third in kills per game (4.29), tied for third in aces (142), fifth in games played (433), seventh in digs (1,154), eighth in block assists (294), tied for ninth in digs per game (2.67) and 10th in total blocks (334) ... her 526 points in 2007 was the sixth-best single-season mark in school history, while her 1,196 attacks was seventh-best ... three-time Pac-10 Player of the Week ... only the third person in Pac-10 history to win at least seven Player of the Week honors ... won back-to-back Pac-10 Player of the Week awards on Oct. 15 and Oct. 22 ... named Pac-10 Player of the Week on Oct. 15 after helping the Huskies to a split against two nationally-ranked teams (California and Stanford), while averaging 4.00 kpg, 2.10 dpg and 4.35 ppg ... earned Pac-10 Player of the Week honors on Oct. 22 after averging 5.00 kpg, 3.67 dpg, 1.50 bpg and 0.83 sapg, while leading the UW to a sweep of then-No. 4 USC and then-No. 7 UCLA ... also earned Pac-10 Player of the Week honors on Nov. 26 after averging 4.67 kpg, 1.29 bpg and 5.86 ppg in a sweep of Oregon and Oregon State ... named the Gonzaga Tournament MVP ... tallied a team-high 13 double-doubles (kills/digs) ... led the team in kills 13 times, in aces 10 times and in blocks six times ... eighth in the Pac-10 in kills (4.12 kpg), which also led the Huskies ... led the team and ranked third in the Pac-10 in service aces per game (0.35) ... paced the team and ranked fifth in the conference in points per game (4.96) ... finished the season with 16 straight matches in double-figures in kills ... 26 double-figure kill performances and 15 double-figure dig performances ... tallied 20 or more kills four times ... recorded an ace in 12 straight matches from Sept. 15-Nov. 1 ... had at least one ace in 21 matches, and at least two aces in 10 matches ... matched her career-high with four aces vs. New Orleans on Sept. 15 and then again vs. USC on Oct. 19 ... had a season-high 18 digs vs. Stanford (Nov. 8) ... posted career-highs in kills (30) and attacks (77) at USC (Nov. 16) ... became the Huskies all-time leader in kills vs. Oregon State on Nov. 21 ... had a season-high eight total blocks vs. Oregon on Nov. 23 ... tallied 27 kills and 11 digs while hitting .333 in a 3-2 win over Missouri in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Nov. 30 ... recorded 14 kills, 13 digs and three aces in her final match as a Husky on Dec. 1 vs. BYU in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

2006 (As A Junior)
AVCA first team All-American ... Asics first team All-American ... Pac-10 Player of the Year ... first team All-Pacific-Region ... first team All-Pac-10 ... CVU.com Player of the Week ... three-time Pac-10 Player of the Week ... started all 34 matches at outside hitter ... averaged 5.27 points per game and 4.56 kills per game to lead the Huskies and rank second in the Pac-10 ... led or tied for the team lead in kills 18 times ... had 17 double-doubles ... had 29 double-figure kill performances, including 20 or more kills nine times .. had 23 kills vs. Texas (Aug. 26), 21 kills vs. USC (Sept. 29) and Oregon (Oct. 6), and 20 kills vs. UCLA (Sept. 28) ... had 17 double-figure dig performances, including 21 digs vs. USC (Oct. 26) and 20 digs vs. California (Nov. 25) ...tallied two or more aces 10 times, including four aces vs. UC Davis (Sept. 15) ...posted five or more blocks seven times, including nine blocks vs. UCLA (Sept. 28).

2005 (As A Sophomore)
NCAA Championship Most Outstanding Player ... AVCA third team All-American ... Asics honorable mention All-American ... Seattle Post Intelligencer Sports Star of the Year ... College Station Regional MVP ... All-Pacific Region first team... first team All-Pac-10 selection ... Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention ...Doublewood Classic All-Tournament Team ...played in 108 games and started all 32 matches ... second in the league with 0.51 service aces per game ... her 55 aces rank second on the UW single-season list ... ranked fifth in the Pac-10 with 5.29 points per game and 4.36 kills per game, and sixth with a .337 hitting percentage ... also averaged 2.30 dpg and 0.77 bpg ... had 26 double-digit kill performances and eight double-doubles ... notched 20 or more kills four times, including 26 at Stanford (Oct. 8), 24 vs. California (Nov. 4), 21 vs. Wisconsin (Dec. 10) and 20 at UCLA (Nov. 12).

2004 (As A Freshman)
AVCA second team All-American ... All-Pacific Region first team and Pacific Region Freshman of the Year ... Pac-10 All-Conference first team and Freshman of the Year ... named to the Northwest Classic and Green Mill Classic all-tournament teams ... played in 104 games and 30 matches, making 27 starts ... averaged 4.10 kpg, 2.60 dpg, 0.72 bpg and 4.67 ppg ... ranked fourth in the Pac-10 in kpg and ppg ... had 24 double-digit kill performances ... had 12 double-doubles ... tallied 20 or more kills six times, including in matches vs. Michigan State (Sept. 11), at Arizona (Oct. 16), at Oregon State (Oct. 28), at Washington State (Nov. 5), at Stanford (Nov. 19) and vs. UCLA (Nov. 27) ... had a career-best 17 digs vs. Oregon State (Oct. 28), while adding 16 digs at USC (Sept. 25) and 15 at Arizona State (Oct. 15) and at Oregon (Oct. 29) ... was named Pac-10 Player of the Week on Oct. 18 after leading the Huskies to a pair of road wins over the Arizona schools ... had 38 kills and 27 digs in the two matches ... hit .400 or better four times, including back-to-back .444 performances vs. Michigan State (20-4-36) and Montana (9-1-18).

At Puyallup High School
A three-year letterwinner at Puyallup High School ... led team to 2001 league and district championships ... team also won the 2002 league championship and took second-place district honors ... three-time first team All-South Puget Sound League selection ... 2003 Washington state Gatorade Player of the Year ... high school team finished second in state in 2001 and third in 2002 ... 2003 team captain ... played on the U.S. Junior National Team that won a silver medal at the 2002 NORCECA Junior Continental Championships ... had seven kills in the tournament ... played for Kent Juniors Volleyball Club from 2002-2004 under coaches Dawn Colston and Steve Whitaker ... played with current Huskies Stevie Mussie and Jill Collymore ...placed 13th at the 2003 Junior Olympic Nationals and ninth in 2004 with her club team ... placed seventh at the 1999 Junior Olympic Nationals as a member of the Puget Sound Volleyball Club ... tournament MVP of the 2004 Emerald City Classic ... also lettered two years in track ... took first place league and district honors in the high jump in 2002 and 2003 ... also placed seventh at state in 2002 and third in 2003.

Personal
Born in Puyallup, Wash., to Mike and Dianne Morrison ... has two older brothers, Greg (27) and Jerid (25) ... would like a career in special education.

Getting to know Christal
Which teammate will surprise people this year:
Jenna Hagglund because she's been working really hard
If I could have I super power, I'd want to: Be able to cook anything and everything and everyone would LOVE my food
Favorite restaurant in Seattle: Nana's Soup Kitchen
Favorite non-Husky sports team: Seattle Seahawks
Best thing about UW: Being on Lake Washington
Reality TV show I'd most like to appear on: Don't Forget The Lyrics Craziest ambition: Play in the Olympiad Games
Historical figure I'd most like to meet: Jesus Christ

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