Karissa Cook- Stanford University

10/18/2011

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Sports Imports/AVCA Division I National Player of the Week

 

October 18, 2011


Junior, Setter, 5-11 (Santa Cruz, Calif. - Harbor High School)

Karissa Cook

Photo courtesy of Stanford Athletics 

Karissa Cook, a junior setter for then-No. 7 Stanford University, has been named the Sports Imports/AVCA Division I National Player of the Week. She led the Cardinal to two Pac-12 home victories, including a win over then-No. 2 Washington.  In Stanford's first match of the weekend against Washington State, Cook racked up 36 assists, three kills and six digs as they defeated the Cougars for the 17th straight time.  In their following match against the Huskies, the California native finished with 30 assists and hit a career-high .556 recording five kills.  She also displayed excellent defense accumulating 13 digs.  For the week, she averaged 11 assists and 3.16 digs per set while hitting at a .445 clip.  The Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week is now tied for the conference lead with 11 double-doubles on the year.   This honor marks the 14th time an athlete from  Stanford University has received the Sports Imports/AVCA Division I National Player of the Week award, with the most recent coming the week of September 14, 2010 when Alix Klineman took home the honor.  The Cardinal is coached by John Dunning.

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