Destinee Hooker and Team USA finish pool play with 5-0 record
Aug. 5, 2012
LONDON -- Destinee Hooker and the United States Women's Volleyball team wrapped up Group B pool play Sunday with a 3-0 sweep of Turkey (27-25, 25-16, 25-19). Hooker recorded a team-high 17 kills and 19 points in the match as the U.S. finished with a perfect 5-0 record in pool play.
The United States will play the Dominican Republic in a quarterfinal match on Tuesday at 1 p.m. Central Time.
Through Olympic competition so far, Hooker is second among all players in kills (87) and points (104). She is averaging 5.12 kills per set through four matches.
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.