Tursell, a freshman from Germantown, Maryland, started all 39 matches for the Seahawks this past season and played in 144 games. She led the team in kills (594), block solos (89), block assists (88), total blocks (177), kills per game (4.12), and hitting percentage (.364). She set a new single-season record for kills and finished just five blocks shy of setting the single-season record in that category as well.
In the conference, Tursell finished first in total kills and second in kills per game, blocks, and hitting percentage.
The Seahawks finished their season with an overall record of 20-19, giving them their first 20-win season since 1999. The team lost to second-seeded Marymount University, 3-1, in the opening round of the CAC tournament.
2005 CAC Player-of-the-Year
Charity Sanders – Gallaudet University
2005 CAC Rookie-of-the-Year
Rebecca Tursell – St. Mary’s College
2005 CAC Coach-of-the-Year
Lynn Ray Boren – Gallaudet University