Brook Billings, University of Southern California

4/17/2000

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Brook Billings, University of Southern California
So. 6-5, Opp. (Santa Barbara, Calif.)

Brook Billings, a 6-5 opposite hitter for No. 2 (tie) USC is the AVCA/Sports Imports Division I/II Men's National Player of the Week for the week ending April 17, 2000.  The Trojans opened the week against No. 9 Loyola Marymount and in the four-game victory Billings recorded 50 kills on 74 attempts for a .446 hitting percentage.  The 50 kills were both a match and career high for Billings where he also recorded a match high on defense with 15 digs.  In the Trojan's final regular season match of the year, the men of Troy faced the current No.1 team in the nation, Long Beach State University.  A crowd of 1,150 were on hand to watch USC top the 49ers in four-games.  The win gives the Trojans a share of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) Pacific Division title with Long Beach.  Billings led USC to the victory and posted match-highs in both kills (35) and digs (14) as well as stopping the 49er's offense at the net nine times.  For the week, he maintained a .605 hitting percentage, 10.2 kills per game, 3.6 digs per game and 1.6 blocks per game.
The win moves USC to 21-4 overall and 16-3 in the MPSF.  The Trojans received the No. 3 seed in the MPSF championship and will host No. 7 Hawai'i next weekend. 

 

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