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Karissa Cook:
 
Karissa Cook
United States  
 
Vital Statistics
 

Photo: Ed Chan
Birth Date April 8, 1991 (28 years old)
Home Town Santa Cruz, CA
Resides Palo Alto, CA
Height 5'11"
College Stanford/Hawaii
  Best Finish Winnings
United States 1st $54,775
   AVP 1st $54,525
   NVL 13th $250
International 25th $1,500
   FIVB 25th $1,500
Pan American 1st $0
   PAN AM 1st $0
NORCECA 1st $1,250
   NORCECA 1st $1,250
Overall 1st (3 times) $57,525
 
Bio Bits

Beach Bits:
• Cook has been eliminated from six AVP qualifiers in her career, and five of those losses were three-set matches.

2018: Cook continued her partnership with Spieler, starting off the AVP season with a third place finish. The duo played seven tournaments together, finishing below seventh just once. Cook ranked seventh on the Tour in aces (.88 per set). Cook played in two FIVB tournaments, finishing 25th with Lauren Fendrick and 33rd with Spieler.
2017: Cook played one AVP event with Lara Dykstra, finishing 13th, and six times with Katie Spieler with a best of ninth three times. Cook tied for 10th in aces (.74 per set) and was ninth in kills (6.71 per set).
2016: Cook played five AVP tournaments with five different partners, playing in the qualifier each time. She played with Carly Wopat, Brittany Tiegs, Sara Johnson, Amber Walker, then finished in seventh place with Katie Spieler.
2015: Cook made her AVP debut in Manhattan Beach with Michelle Iafigliola. The duo advanced from the qualifier to place 25th.

College: Cook played four years as a setter at Stanford, helping the team to the NCAA Regional finals twice. An engineering major, she left the school ranked seventh all-time in assists. She then transferred to Hawai'i where she played beach volleyball and received a Master's degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering. Competing with Brittany Tiegs she was the AVCA Pairs National Championship runner-up, and was an AVCA All-American. She ended the year with a 42-7 match record.

Personal: Born in Salt Lake City, Cook went to high school in Santa Cruz, Calif. She was a member of Volleyball Magazine's Fab 50 and competed with the USA Junior National Team in the 2009 World Championships in Mexico. Her father, David, played basketball at the University of San Diego as well as professionally in Australia while her mother, Suzy, played volleyball at United States International University. One of four kids, her younger brother Brian played volleyball at Stanford. In 2015 she was named as assistant coach for Stanford beach volleyball team.
 
 
Career Summary
 
United States
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money Points Rank 13th 17th 21st 25th 29th 33rd
2015 AVP 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $200.00 75.0 118th 0 0 0 1 0 0
2015 NVL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $250.00 300.0   1 0 0 0 0 0
2016 AVP 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 $3,200.00 465.0 43rd 1 0 0 0 2 1
2017 AVP 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 $5,550.00 1,034.0 33rd 1 2 1 0 0 0
2018 AVP 7 0 0 1 0 1 4 0 $16,800.00 1,699.0 9th 1 0 0 0 0 0
2019 AVP 7 1 0 1 0 4 0 0 $28,775.00 2,529.0 6th 1 0 0 0 0 0
Total
(Rank)
  28
(324th)
1
(91st)
0 2 0 5 5 3 $54,775.00
(101st)
6,102.0   5 2 1 1 2 1
 
International
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money Points Rank 13th 17th 21st 25th 29th 33rd
2018 FIVB 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $1,500.00 170.0 305th 0 0 0 1 0 1
Total
(Rank)
  2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $1,500.00
(1058th)
170.0   0 0 0 1 0 1
 
 
Pan American
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money Points Rank 13th 17th 21st 25th 29th 33rd
2019 PAN AM 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0.00 122.0   0 0 0 0 0 0
Total
(Rank)
  1
(28th)
1
(3rd)
0 0 0 0 0 0 $0.00 122.0   0 0 0 0 0 0
 
NORCECA
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money Points Rank 13th 17th 21st 25th 29th 33rd
2017 NORCECA 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 $250.00 110.0   0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 NORCECA 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 $1,000.00 160.0   0 0 0 0 0 0
Total
(Rank)
  4
(168th)
1
(45th)
0 1 1 1 0 0 $1,250.00
(106th)
270.0   0 0 0 0 0 0
 
Overall
Total
(Rank)
  35
(647th)
3
(169th)
0 3 1 6 5 3 $57,525.00
(334th)
6,664.0   5 2 1 2 2 2
 
Red denotes ranked 1st
 
Victory List
 
Victory Date Assoc Location Partner Seed Winnings
1 10/28/2018 NORCECA Riviere-Pilote Katie Spieler 5 $1,000
2 5/19/2019 AVP Austin Jace Pardon 4 $7,500
3 7/30/2019 PAN AM Lima Jace Pardon 2  
 
Partner Summary
 
AVP Pro Beach Tour
Partner Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money Points 13th 17th 21st 25th 29th 33rd
Katie Spieler 14 0 0 1 0 1 5 3 $23,550 2,798.0 1 2 1 0 0 0
Jace Pardon 7 1 0 1 0 4 0 0 $28,775 2,529.0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Brittany Tiegs 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $1,000 120.0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Lara Dykstra 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $1,000 120.0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Michelle Iafigliola 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $200 75.0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Carly Wopat 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0 50.0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Sara Johnson 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0 50.0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Amber Walker 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0 60.0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Total 27 1 0 2 0 5 5 3 $54,525 5,802.0 4 2 1 1 2 1
 
National Volleyball League
Partner Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money Points 13th 17th 21st 25th 29th 33rd
Christie Jenkins 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $250 300.0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Total 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $250 300.0 1 0 0 0 0 0
 
Fédération Internationale de Volleyball World Tour
Partner Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money Points 13th 17th 21st 25th 29th 33rd
Lauren Fendrick 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $1,000 120.0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Katie Spieler 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $500 50.0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Total 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $1,500 170.0 0 0 0 1 0 1
 
Pan American Games
Partner Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money Points 13th 17th 21st 25th 29th 33rd
Jace Pardon 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0 122.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0 122.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 
Overall
Partner Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money Points 13th 17th 21st 25th 29th 33rd
Katie Spieler 19 1 0 2 1 2 5 3 $25,300 3,118.0 1 2 1 0 0 1
Jace Pardon 8 2 0 1 0 4 0 0 $28,775 2,651.0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Brittany Tiegs 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $1,000 120.0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Lara Dykstra 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $1,000 120.0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Lauren Fendrick 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $1,000 120.0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Christie Jenkins 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $250 300.0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Michelle Iafigliola 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $200 75.0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Carly Wopat 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0 50.0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Sara Johnson 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0 50.0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Amber Walker 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0 60.0 0 0 0 0 0 1
 
Total 35 3 0 3 1 6 5 3 $57,525 6,664.0 5 2 1 2 2 2
 
 

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