Jessica Vander Kooi - Missouri

9/25/2006

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Sept. 25, 2006

Jessica Vander Kooi - Missouri
Senior, Outside Hitter, 6-2 (Hinton, Iowa - Hinton High School)

Picture courtesy of Missouri athletics.

Jessica Vander Kooi, a senior outside hitter for then-twenty-second-ranked Missouri, has been named the Sports Imports/AVCA Division I National Player of the Week.  Vander Kooi led her team to a 2-0 record last week, including an upset of then-number five Texas, the school's first victory over a top-five opponent.  She averaged an impressive 5.71 kills per game and 3.86 digs per game for the week, while hitting for a .345 percentage.  In the upset of the Longhorns, Vander Kooi slammed down 13 kills at a .375 clip, and added eight digs.  In a match against Kansas State earlier in the week, the Tiger senior recorded a double-double with 27 kills and 19 digs; she hit .327.  The 27 kills are the most for a Missouri player since 2002; it was her fifth 20-kill match of the season.  Vander Kooi is the third Missouri Tiger player to receive the Sports Imports/AVCA National Player of the Week.  Missouri's Head Coach is Wayne Kreklow.

 

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