Destinee Hooker remains a Hooker despite getting married

Cheap joke? Certainly is, but it’s true. Destinee Hooker is one of the best women’s volleyball players in the world, but she received almost as much attention for her unique last name this summer as she did for her ability to shake a gymnasium floor with a thunderous spike. Despite the immature jokes and the criticism, Hooker has openly stated that she is proud of her last name...
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September 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Brazil wins gold in women's volleyball

Destinee wasn't enough for the United States. Brazil upset the U.S. 3-1 for a second straight Olympic gold medal in women's volleyball. It was the Americans' only loss of the tournament. In a rematch of the 2008 Beijing final, which the Brazilians also won 3-1 for their first gold in the sport, second-ranked Brazil rebounded from a disastrous first set to win 11-25...
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August 11, 2012  |  Discuss

US women's vball team tries for 1st Olympic gold

Destinee Hooker is the fire of the U.S. volleyball team. Lindsey Berg is its heart. Together the two women will try to win the United States' first gold medal in the sport when the team faces Brazil in Saturday's final match at the London Games. Berg, the team's captain, is a three-time Olympian who has been here before: The U.S. team made it to the gold medal match...
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August 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Coach compares star to Michael Jordan

U.S. coach Hugh McCutcheon paid quite the tribute to Destinee Hooker while talking about her path to volleyball stardom. Hooker was a last-minute cut from the Beijing Games team that won a silver medal. But instead of pouting over the slight, Hooker emulated NBA great Michael Jordan - who was cut from his high school basketball team - by returning more determined. ''Sounds...
Via AP on Fox
August 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Coach mentions Jordan while praising v-ball star

U.S. coach Hugh McCutcheon paid quite the tribute to Destinee Hooker while talking about her path to volleyball stardom. McCutcheon says Hooker's story ''sounds like Michael Jordan getting cut as a sophomore, right?'' but ''since 2010 I don't think she's been off the court.'' Hooker was a last-minute cut from the Beijing Games squad....
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August 09, 2012  |  Discuss

US women stay unbeaten in volleyball

The unbeaten US women's volleyball team will get another chance at its first gold medal. The Americans advanced to the Olympic final with a straight-set victory over South Korea on Thursday. The team will play for the title Saturday against the winner of a later semifinal between Brazil and Japan. The top-ranked United States has dropped only two sets in London. In the latest...
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August 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Destinee again for United States

Destinee Hooker scored 19 points and the US women's volleyball team clinched the top spot in their pool with a preliminary-round victory over Serbia in straight sets Friday at the London Olympics. The top-ranked United States has won all four of its matches in London, dropping just two sets. The team, which has never won Olympic gold in volleyball, is among the favorites to...
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August 03, 2012  |  Discuss

USA wins 3rd straight, topples China

Destinee Hooker scored 22 points and the US women's volleyball team improved to 3-0 with a three-set preliminary round victory over China at the London Olympics on Wednesday. Megan Hodge added 18 points for the top-ranked US team in the 26-24, 25-16, 31-29 win. Zeng Chunlei scored 10 points, including two aces, for No. 3 China, which fell to 2-1 in the preliminary round. It...
Via Fox Olympics
July 30, 2012  |  Discuss

US volleyball star Destinee Hooker gets to work

A day before the opening ceremony at the London Games, Ricky Hooker sent a note to his daughter Destinee. It was time to go to work. ''The blessing is I see you as a little girl that has grown up into a beautiful young warrior,'' the note read. ''This is the time to put on your lunch pail and play the matches with your heart and soul.'' Destinee...
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July 30, 2012  |  Discuss

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