Hooker tabbed Big 12 Volleyball Player of the Week
IRVING, Texas -- After averaging 6.93 points per game in Texas' victories over Cal State Bakersfield and Pepperdine, Texas sophomore outside hitter Destinee Hooker has been named the Big 12 Conference Player of the Week. The award is Hooker's third career volleyball award and the first of 2007.
Hooker led No. 7 Texas to a pair of victories last weekend at the Time Warner Cable Texas Invitational, recording 39 kills on .322 hitting in two matches. The sophomore averaged 5.57 kills per game and added 24 digs (3.43 d/pg) and 1.00 blocks per game.
Against Cal State Bakersfield, Hooker registered a team-best 16 kills on 32 swings in Texas' 3-0 victory. Hooker hit at a .438 clip for the match and added eight digs and two total blocks in UT's runaway victory.
In the second match of the weekend against Pepperdine, Hooker shined, connecting for 23 kills and a career-high 16 digs. The San Antonio, Texas, native bolstered her first career double-double with five total blocks (three solo) and a service ace.
Hooker highlighted the Texas attack for the weekend leading the team in points per game (6.93), kills (39), kills per game (5.57) and ranked second on the team in digs (24) and digs per game (3.43). On the week, Hooker paced the Big 12 in points per game and ranked second in kills per contest.