Another dominating performance for Destinee Hooker at 2012 Olympics
Aug. 1, 2012
LONDON -- The United States Women's Volleyball team, led by former University of Texas student-athlete Destinee Hooker (San Antonio, Texas), improved to 3-0 in Group B pool play at the 2012 Olympics with a 3-0 sweep of China (26-24, 25-16, 31-29). Hooker finished with a match-high 22 points, recording 17 kills to go with two service aces and three blocks.
Through three matches so far, Hooker has the most kills (58) and points (66) among all players in women's volleyball competition and is sporting a 5.27 kills-per-set average.
"Destinee is playing lights-out volleyball right now," said Texas head coach Jerritt Elliott. "She is playing with a lot of confidence and dominating on the court."
Viewed by many as one of the top volleyball players in the world, the 6-4 outside hitter from San Antonio, Texas, led the Longhorns to the 2009 NCAA Championship title match and was named Most Outstanding Player for the tournament. Hooker earned AVCA and Volleyball Magazine All-America First Team honors that season, along with being named Big 12 Player of the Year, after recording 526 kills, 47 aces and 87 blocks. She was named Most Valuable Player of the 2011 FIVB World Grand Prix as she helped the United States to win for the second year in a row.
The U.S. has two matches remaining in pool play with the next match taking place on Friday (Aug. 3) at 2 p.m.
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