20 Desiree Rook
20 Desiree Rook
Height: 5-7
Year: Senior
Hometown: San Jose, CA
High School: St. Francis
Position: Defensive Specialist

1998
As a freshman, Desireé Rook played in all 34 matches for the Gauchos and 101 games...As a defensive specialist she compiled 119 digs for an average of 1.18 per game...She also had 15 service aces...Had a career-best 11 digs in the win over Oral Roberts at the Red Raider Classic, her only double-digit dig performance of the season...She also had nine digs vs. UCLA at Pauley Pavilion and seven digs vs. Nevada in Reno...Had her lone kill of the year in the win over Belmont... She had a career-best four aces in the Gauchos win over Pacific in the Thunderdome...Rook played in all three NCAA Tournament matches and in 10 of the 12 games.

High School
Played for Dave Gambelin at St. Francis High School in Mountain View, CA...Led the Lancers to Central Coast Section Championships all four years as a prepster...Named First Team All-League 1995, 96 and 97...Was named to the State All-Tournament Team as a senior...Named All-American at the Junior Olympics when she led City Beach to the National Championship...Graduated from St. Francis with honors...Also played softball and basketball in high school.

Personal
Desireé Nicole Rook was born on February 29, 1980 in Santa Clara, CA...Roots for the San Francisco Giants...Enjoys eating ice cream...Would like to become an athletic trainer or physical therapist...Nicknamed "Des"...Daughter of Nicole and Rob Rook.