12 - Alysha Cook
Alysha Cook
Height: 6-0
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Kennewick, Wash.
High School: Kennewick HS '07
Position: OH/RS
Experience: 2L

2008: Following outstanding efforts throughout the campaign, Cook earned All-Big Sky Conference honorable mention accolades. She also attained All-Academic honors for the second straight season. Fourteen times in 2008, she had double-digit kill totals, while Cook also hit at a high percentage on numerous occasions, seven times exceeding .300 (with at least 10 kills). She hit .643 (10-1-14) in a road contest versus Northern Colorado. She also helped the Eagles to a 3-2 away win over Gonzaga by hitting at a .483 clip (16-2-29). Her block total of nine in a 3-2 home win over Sacramento State not only set a career mark, but was the most by any Eagle in 2008. Even more incredibly, she had a run of four straight service aces early in the second set to earn Eastern a 6-2 advantage. Her match total of five more than doubled her previous career high of two.

2007: Cook earned second team All-Big Sky Conference honors and Big Sky All-Academic accolades in 2007. Cook contributed double-digit kill total 13 times, including doing so eight times in a 10-match stretch. She led the Eagles in kills versus No. 16 Hawai’i with nine. Cook had career-high kill totals of 19 twice against Northern Colorado, on Sept. 27 and Nov. 3. Against rival Gonzaga on Oct. 9, she hit .375 (12-3-24). Cook had a great match versus Sacramento State on Oct. 13, hitting .409 (10-1-22) in that contest. Cook earned Co-Big Sky Player of the Week accolades on Nov. 10 after averaging 4.17 kills and 1.50 blocks per set and hitting .333 (25-7-54) in sweeps of Boise State and Portland State. Against the eventual Big Sky regular-season champion Vikings, she had 15 kills, seven blocks and hit .353 (15-3-34).

High School: Her senior year, she earned 3A All-State first team honors and was named the MVP of the Columbia Basin 3A League. She was All-Big Nine Conference as a junior and earned all-league honors in track and field in 2005 and 2006. Cook also qualified for the 14-15 division of the 2004 NFL Pepsi Punt, Pass & Kick National Finals. She is the daughter of Vicki and Mark Cook and is majoring in exercise science.

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