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 Desiree Guilliard-Young 49
Desiree Guilliard-Young
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Berkeley, Calif.

High School:
Berkeley

Height:
6-5

Position:
MB

Birthdate:
03/17/1984

Experience:
3L

11/25/2006

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Baylor vs Oklahoma volleyball 11/25/2006

11/04/2006

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Baylor Volleyball vs. Texas - 11/04/2006

09/30/2006

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Baylor Volleyball vs. Nebraska - 09/30/2006

09/13/2006

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Baylor Volleyball vs. Kansas State - 09/13/2006

09/02/2006

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Baylor Volleyball vs. Houston. 09/02/2006

2005: Appeared in 18 matches with 17 starts as a junior...Missed 14 matches after injuring knee in second game of season-opener against Northwestern State (8/27)...Moved up to sixth on Baylor's all-time career blocks list with 418...Shattered the school record by averaging 1.85 blocks per game, which would have ranked second nationally had she met the miminum games played requirement...Ranked second in the Big 12 Conference with 1.89 blocks per game in league matches only...Third on the team with .247 attack percentage and fourth with 2.54 kills per game...Recorded six double-digit block matches including a career-high 12 on two occasions, first against Texas (10/8) and at Iowa State (10/29)...Posted 10 blocks in each match against Kansas State at home (10/15) and in Manhattan (11/23)...Recorded 11 blocks against Kansas (10/22) and in the season finale against Texas Tech (11/26)...Had at least five blocks in 13 of 16 full matches...Posted double-digit kills in nine matches, including a career-high 18 against Kansas (10/22)...Recorded four double-doubles, with the Bears posting a 3-1 record in those matches...Her first career double-double was a 10-kill, 12-block effort against No. 19 Texas (10/8)...Hit .414 with 18 kills and 10 blocks against Kansas (10/22), had 10 kills and 12 blocks at Iowa State (10/29) and 12 kills and 11 blocks against Texas Tech (11/26)...Hit .433 with 16 kills against Oklahoma (10/12) and hit .500 with 12 kills at No. 12 Missouri...Named to the fall Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.

2004: Earned honorable mention All-Big 12 Conference honors as a sophomore...Started all 31 matches and appeared in all but one of the Bears' 113 games...Ranked sixth in the Big 12 and 50th nationally with 1.37 blocks per game...Ranked sixth in conference matches only with 1.38 blocks per game...Led the team with a .300 attack percentage, was third with 2.87 kills per game, second with 409.5 points and second with 1.37 blocks per game...Recorded 17 double-digit kill matches and 17 matches with at least five blocks...Hit .400 or better 10 times...Named MVP of the Sam Houston State Tournament...Posted a career-high 22.0 points on a career-high 17 kills and eight blocks at Texas Tech (10/27)...Had her first double-digit block match with a then-career-high 10 in a 3-1 victory at Iowa State (10/9)...Registered 16 kills on four occasions: in the season-opener at UT-Arlington (9/1), against Eastern Michigan (9/4), against Oklahoma (9/22) and at UT-San Antonio (10/31)...Hit a season-high .727 (8-0-11) against UT-Pan American (9/8)...Had a career-high four digs at UT-Arlington (9/1).

2003: Started 27 of 34 matches and appeared in 118 games as a redshirt freshman...Led the team and ranked third in the Big 12 Conference with 1.18 blocks per game...Her 139 total blocks is the 10th-highest single-season total in Baylor history and her average of 1.18 per game ranks eighth...Led the team and ranked seventh in the Big 12 with a .320 attacking percentage, tied for the fifth-highest single-season average in school history...Ranked third on the team with 21 service aces...Ranked fourth on the squad with 243 kills for an average of 2.06 per game...Posted double-digit kills in 11 matches, including a stretch in six of seven matches between Sept. 27 and Oct. 18...Had a then-career-high nine blocks on three occasions, including the Bears' upset of No. 9 Kansas State, and a career-high three digs twice...Recorded a then-career-high 15 kills in a five-game victory at Texas Tech (10/15)...Notched 11 kills on 14 attempts (.714), including a perfect 10-for-10 to start the match, in a sweep at Jacksonville (9/13)...Recorded a career-high four service aces in a 3-1 win over Iowa State (11/8)...Had 14 kills on three occasions.

2002: Redshirted her first year at Baylor...Named to the fall Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.

High School: Earned four letters at Berkeley High School in Berkeley, Calif., for head coach Justin Caraway...Guided Berkeley to back-to-back Alameda/Contra Costa Athletic League titles during final two seasons, going undefeated both years...Led Yellow Jackets to second-place finish in the East Bay Athletic League as a sophomore...Earned first-team All-EBAL accolades in 1999 and All-ACCAL honors in 2000 and 2001...Established school career and season records for kills, solo blocks and total blocks...Also had 46 service aces as a senior...Two-time athlete of the week selection by the Oakland Tribune and the West County Times...Honor Roll member...Played on the 2001 USA Youth National Team.

Personal: Full name is Desiree GaBrielle Guilliard-Young...Born March 17, 1984, in Alameda, Calif...Daughter of John Stricklen and Hana Guilliard...Chose Baylor over Hawai'i...Earned her bachelor's degree in marketing, advertising and graphic design from Baylor in May 2006...Currently working toward her master's degree in communications.

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