Hooker claims fourth Big 12 Volleyball honor of the year
Nov. 2, 2009
AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas senior All-America outside hitter Destinee Hooker was named Big 12 Player of the Week after leading the Longhorns to sweeps of then-No.8 Nebraska and No. 25 Texas A&M last week. Hooker's award was her fourth of the season and the 11th player of the week honor of her career.
The San Antonio, Texas, native connected for 6.08 points and 5.33 kills per-set, while hitting at a .333 clip for the week. In six sets of action, Hooker added 2.67 digs and 0.67 blocks per-set to help Texas improve to 18-0 on the season.
In Texas' sweep of No. 8 Nebraska, Hooker connected for 19 kills on .400 hitting, while chipping in 10 digs, a service ace and two blocks. Her kill/dig double-double was her seventh of the season and 20th of her career. In Texas' third-set win, Hooker put the team on her back, helping Texas rally back from a 10-4 deficit to win the frame. She paced a set-ending 10-1 run with six kills, including the final three points of the match.
Against No. 25 Texas A&M, the All-American hammered out 13 kills and added six digs and two solo blocks.
Hooker and her Texas teammates return to action on Wednesday, Nov. 4 when they travel to No. 8 Iowa State. First serve is set for 6:30 p.m. Central.