Oct. 18, 2011
STANFORD, Calif. - Junior setter Karissa Cook has been named the Stanford/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week after leading the Cardinal to wins over Washington State and then-No. 2 Washington.
Cook averaged 11.00 assists per set, 1.00 kills on a .445 hitting percentage and 1.75 points per set. She also posted 3.16 digs and 0.83 blocks per set in the two matches.
Against WSU, the Santa Cruz, Calif., native racked up 36 assists, three kills and six digs as Stanford defeated the Cougars for the 17th-straight time. She helped the then-seventh-ranked Cardinal defeat UW by finishing with 30 assists and hitting a career-high .556 (5-0-9) in the match. She also added 13 digs and four blocks. The junior is now tied for the conference lead with 11 double-doubles on the year.
This marks the first Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week honor for the junior. She was also selected as the Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week and the AVCA National Player of the Week. Cook is the second women's volleyball player to earn the weekly honor as sophomore Rachel Williams nabbed the first selection of the season on Sept. 12.
Up next, the fifth-ranked Cardinal opens the second half of Pac-12 play at Arizona and Arizona State this weekend. Stanford takes on the Wildcats in Tucson, Ariz., on Friday, Oct. 21 and the Sun Devils in Tempe, Ariz., on Saturday, Oct. 22. Both matches are scheduled for 7 p.m.
Also Nominated: Andrew Luck (football), Alex McCawley (field hockey), Felicia Lee (women's swimming), Mateo Vargas (sailing), Jonathan Edwards (men's swimming), Garrett Gunther (men's soccer), Chris Derrick (men's cross country), Kathy Kroeger (women's cross country), Lindsay Taylor (women's soccer).