Nov. 28, 2005
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- Washington State freshmen volleyball players Brittany Johnson and Jalen Pendon were named to the 2005 Pacific-10 Conference All-Freshman honorable mention team, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced Monday.
Johnson, a 5-9 outside hitter from Phoenix, Ariz., had a 2.04 kills per game average, 0.90 blocks per game average, and 2.58 point per game average this season, all fourth-best on the Cougar team.
Pendon, a 5-8 libero from Spanaway, Wash., led the Cougars and was sixth-best in the Pac-10 with a 4.55 digs per game average. This season Pendon also set the school record for most digs in a single season with 514, and the school record for most digs in a match with 35 against Arizona State.
Seven players were named to the Pac-10 All-Freshman team and five were named to the honorable mention team. Stanford's Foluke Akinradewo was named Freshman of the Year.
Fourteen players were named to the All-Pac-10 Volleyball team with 13 more awarded honorable mention. Washington's Sanja Tomasevic was named Pac-10 Player of the Year and her coach, Jim McLaughlin, was named Pac-10 Coach of the Year for the third time in four seasons.
Six Pac-10 schools are participating in the NCAA Volleyball Championships. Washington State finished the season 9-22 overall, 2-16 in Pac-10 play for ninth place.