Men's Volleyball

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    Brook Billings
    Brook Billings

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Santa Barbara, Calif.

    High School:
    San Marcos

    Height / Weight:
    6-5 / 215

    Position:
    Outside Hitter

    2002: Billings, a senior who is one of the college game's top players, will start for his fourth season in 2002, this time at outside hitter after being an opposite hitter the previous 3 years ... He is a team captain ... 2001: He returned in 2001 for his third season as the starting opposite hitter ... He was a 2001 Asics/Volleyball All-American honorable mention and All-MPSF honorable mention selection ... He led USC in kills (390) and blocks (68) and was second in digs (118) ... He was eighth nationally in kill average at 4.88 (fourth in the MPSF at 5.21) ... He was in double kill figures in 20 of his 22 matches, with 9 matches with 20-plus kills ... He also had 5-plus digs 12 times (with 2 matches with double figure digs) and 2 matches with 5-plus blocks ... His 28 kills versus BYU and 9 total blocks versus Pepperdine were USC season highs ... He made the UC Santa Barbara Collegiate Invitational All-Tournament team ... 2000: As just a sophomore in 2000, Billings started for his second season at opposite hitter and was one of the most dominant players in the nation ... Was named to the 2000 Asics/Volleyball All-American first team, AVCA All-American second team and All-MPSF first team ... Led USC in kills (601) while hitting .339 ... He also was third on USC in digs (160) and had 73 blocks ... He was fifth nationally in kill average (6.84) and third in the MPSF (6.83) ... He was in double kill figures in 24 of his 25 matches, with 18 matches with 20-plus kills and six matches with 30-plus kills (including an MPSF and USC season high 50 kills at Loyola Marymount, a career best) ... He hit .500-plus 4 times ... He also had 5-plus digs 14 times (with 6 matches with double figure digs), including a career-best 17 digs at UCLA and Pepperdine ... He had 5-plus blocks 3 times, with a career-best 9 blocks against Long Beach State ... He was named AVCA National Player of the Week and MPSF Player of the Week when he posted a those caree-rhigh 50 kills (hitting .446) with 15 digs (the kills and digs were match highs) at Loyola Marymount, then had 35 kills and 14 digs (both match highs) with the career-high 9 blocks against Long Beach State ... He was the MPSF Player of the Week for his performance at UCLA, getting match highs in kills (33) and digs (the career-high 17) ... He missed 4 mid-season matches (UC Santa Barbara, BYU, Cal Baptist and UC Santa Cruz) while recovering from a stress fracture in his lower left leg ... 1999: The heralded Billings, the nation?s top prep recruit in 1998, started all but 2 matches of 1999 at opposite hitter as just a freshman and made an immediate impact...He was named the 1999 Asics/Volleyball National Co-Freshman of the Year and the MPSF Freshman of the Year, as well as being an All-MPSF honorable mention choice... He led USC in kills (640) in 1999, the most ever by a USC freshman and the fourth most by any Trojan ever, while hitting .317 ... He was sixth nationally in kill average (6.17) ... He also had 169 digs (second on USC) and 92 blocks (fourth on USC) ... He was in double kill figures 26 times, with 17 matches with 20plus kills (including his final 9 matches) and 6 matches with 30plus kills (including his final 4, with a then-career-best and USC season-high 39 kills versus Long Beach State) ... He hit .500plus 5 times ... He also had 5plus digs 18 times (with 4 matches with double figure digs, including a then-careerbest 15 against Ball State) and 5plus blocks 7 times (including a career-high 9 versus Long Beach State) ... He was named AVCA National Player of the Week and MPSF Player of the Week when he had 29 kills, 8 digs and 7 blocks versus Loyola (Chicago) and 32 kills while hitting .553 at UC Santa Barbara ... HIGH SCHOOL: Was the MVP of the 1998 Volleyball Fab 50 team as a senior at San Marcos High in Santa Barbara (Calif.) ... He also made the 1998 All-CIF Division II first team ... He played for the USA Volleyball Junior National team in the summer of 1998 ... He once had 59 kills in a four-game match ... As a junior, he made the 1997 All-CIF Division II second team and played for the USA Volleyball Boys? Youth National team ... He was a 1996 AllCIF Division I second teamer as a sophomore ... PERSONAL: In the summer of 2001, he trained with the USA National Team and the U.S. World University Games team...He made the 2000 USA Open Volleyball Championships All-Tournament second team ... He was a 1998 USA Volleyball Junior National 18andUnder All-American first teamer and a 1994 Junior Olympics Boys? 14andUnder All-American third team pick ... Known for his hard hitting, he once burst a ball on a spike ... Majoring in public policy and management at USC ... Birthdate is April 30, 1980 ... USC teammate Peter Jordan also prepped at San Marcos ... PAT POWERS SAYS: ?Brook is taking on a different role this year, playing a position he?ll probably end up playing internationally in the future. That should help his game, as will the time he spent with the USA team this summer. He is one of the best players in college, a talented hitter and a much-improved passer and blocker. He also will be asked to be a team leader on and off the court.?

            G       M       K       E       TA      PCT     AST     SA      SE      RE      DG      BS      BA      BE
    1999 (Fr.)...   103     28      640     276     1149    .317    49      15      56      31      169     15      77      8
    2000 (So.)...   88      25      601     252     1030    .339    42      13      70      5       160     16      57      10
    2001 (Jr.)...   80      22      390     232     758     .208    17      20      86      9       118     10      58      6
    CAREER...       271     75      1631    760     2937    .297    108     48      212     45      447     41      192     24
    
    Career single-match highs: 50 kills (Loyola Marymount, 2000), 17 digs (twice in 2000), 9 blocks (Long Beach State, 1999 and 2000)