Laffling Adds Another Honor
Nov. 23, 1999
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - A day after being named to the Pac-10 All-Academic team, Washington senior volleyball player Kristina Laffling was named to the All-Pac-10 first-team for the second year in a row, the Pac-10 Conference office announced today.
Stanford's Kerri Walsh, a four-time All-Pac-10 first-teamer, was named the Pac-10 Player of the Year for the second time while Cardinal freshman Logan Tom was named Freshman of the Year. USC's Jerritt Elliott was named Coach of the Year.
Laffling, from Richmond, B.C., Canada, is only the fifth Husky ever to be named first-team All-Pac-10 two times, joining Laurie Wetzel (1987-88), Melinda Beckenhauer (1988-89), Makare Desilets (1996-97) and three-time honoree Angela Bransom (1994-96).
She is also one of four players this season to be named to both the All-Pac-10 first team and the All-Academic first team, along with UCLA's Elizabeth Bachman, Arizona State's Amanda Burbridge and Stanford's Jennifer Detmer.
Laffling led the Huskies in kills and digs this season and finished her career ranked in the top five in UW history in career kills, digs, attacks, block assists and total blocks.
Following are the entire All-Pac-10 and All-Freshman teams:
1999 All-Pac-10 Women's Volleyball Team
Player, Team Pos. Ht. Yr. Hometown Elisabeth Bachman, UCLA MB 6-3 Jr. Lakeville, Minn. Ashley Bowles, UCLA OH 6-0 So. Manhattan Beach, Calif. Amanda Burbridge, ASU OH 6-2 Jr. Scottsdale, Ariz. Dana Burkholder, ARIZ S 5-8 So. Bakersfield, Calif. Marisa DaLee, ARIZ MB 6-3 Jr. Phoenix, Ariz. Jennifer Detmer, STAN MB 6-3 Jr. Thousand Oaks, Calif. Kristina Laffling, WASH SW 5-11 Sr. Richmond, B.C. Jennifer Pahl, USC MB 6-1 So. Murrieta, Calif. Kristee Porter, UCLA OH 5-11 So. Tyler, Texas Erika Selsor, UCLA S 5-6 So. Linden, Calif. Logan Tom, STAN OH 6-1 Fr. Salt Lake City, Utah Kerri Walsh, STAN OH 6-2 Sr. Saratoga, Calif.
1999 Pac-10 All-Freshman Team
Lauren Fendrick, UCLA OH 6-2 Carlsbad, Calif. LaToya Harris, WSU OH 5-9 Portland, Ore. Tracy Lindquist, USC S 5-7 Fountain Valley, Calif. Lisa Rutledge, ARIZ OH 6-2 Vista, Calif. Logan Tom, STAN OH 6-1 Salt Lake City, Utah Lindsey Yamasaki OH/MB 6-2 Oregon City, Ore.