Name: Brook Billings
Sport: Volleyball
Discipline(s): Volleyball
Position: Opposite
Height: 6-5 (196cm)
Weight: 210 lbs (95kg)
Birthplace: Santa Barbara, Calif.
Hometown: Santa Barbara, Calif.
High School: San Marcos High School (California)
College: USC (2002)
Olympic Experience
  • 2004 (4th)
Other Career Highlights
  • 2009 -: FIVB World League.
  • 2010: - Played the winter of 2010-2011 for Iraklis Thessoloniki in the Hellenic league.
  • 2009: Played in three World League pool play matches.
  • 2008: FIVB World League (Gold Medal)
  • 2008: Four Nations' Tournament (Gold Medal).
  • 2008: Brook was an alternate for the Olympic Team
  • 2007: Americas' Cup (Gold Medal)
  • 2007: Pan American Games (Silver Medal)
  • 2007: FIVB World League (Bronze Medal).
  • 2007: Brook had a stellar run at the Pan American Games on Aug. 23-28 in Rio de Janeiro, finishing as the United States' second-leading scorer, and fifth overall, with 61 points on 54 kills, six blocks and one ace. He led the U.S. Men in scoring in their matches against Argentina (12 points), Puerto Rico (14 points) and Cuba (16 points)
  • 2007: Played in four World League pool play matches and scored 20 points.
  • 2006: - FIVB World League
  • 2006: Pan American Cup (Gold Medal)
  • 2006: Argentina Tour.
  • 2006: Was on the preliminary roster for the World Championships
  • 2006: Scored seven points for the U.S. Men in their opening World League match against Poland
  • 2006: Helped the squad win the inaugural Pan American Cup.
  • 2005: - FIVB World Championship Qualifying Tournament (Gold Medal)
  • 2005: NORCECA Continental Championships (Gold Medal).
  • 2005: - Earned a gold medal as Team USA won its second-straight NORCECA Continental Championship with a four-set victory over Cuba on Sept. 15
  • 2005: The USA Men qualified for the FIVB World Grand Champions Cup with the win
  • 2005: Also earned a gold medal in August at the FIVB World Championship Qualifying Tournament as the USA Men qualified for the 2006 World Championships.
  • 2004: - NORCECA Olympic Qualifying Tournament (Gold Medal)
  • 2004: Japan Tour
  • 2004: Houston Series
  • 2004: USA Global Challenge (Gold Medal)
  • 2004: Serbia and Montenegro Tour (Silver Medal)
  • 2004: Olympic Games (Fourth Place).
  • 2004: - Brook made his first-ever Olympic appearance in Athens, Greece as the USA Men finished fourth overall
  • 2004: Ranked sixth on the team in total points with 28 on 23 kills and five blocks
  • 2004: Team USA qualified for the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece, by winning the NORCECA Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Caguas, Puerto Rico on Jan. 10
  • 2004: The men posted a perfect record of 6-0 en route to the gold medal, which included a come-from-behind, 3-2 win over Cuba in the championship match
  • 2004: Scored a match-high 17 points on 16 kills and one block in a 3-1 pool-play win over Cuba after replacing starting opposite Clay Stanley.
  • 2003: - Colorado/Nebraska Tour
  • 2003: Canada Tour
  • 2003: Pan American Games (Fourth Place)
  • 2003: NORCECA Zone Championships (Gold Medal)
  • 2003: World Cup (Fourth Place).
  • 2003: - Led Team USA in scoring and ranked third among all scorers with 73 points on 67 kills, five blocks and one service ace at the Pan American Games in the Dominican Republic
  • 2003: The Americans finished fourth (3-2) at the Pan Am Games after losing to Brazil in the bronze medal match
  • 2003: Saw action in just six of 11 matches at the World Cup and played 20 of a possible 37 sets but still scored 86 points on 73 kills and 13 blocks to finish fourth on the team in total points and tops in points per match at 14.33.
  • 2002: - Dallas Tour
  • 2002: Six-Nation Tournament (Italy)
  • 2002: Louisville Tour
  • 2002: Bulgaria Tour
  • 2002: Greece Tour
  • 2002: Florida Tour
  • 2002: - One of the team's biggest surprises during the 2002 season
  • 2002: Ranked first on the team in total points (266) and total kills (223)
  • 2002: Also ranked third in stuff blocks (30), points per set (2.83) and digs (97)
  • 2002: Scored a career-high 26 points (24 kills, one block, one ace) in a 3-2 upset of eventual World Champion Brazil on Sept. 30 during pool play
  • 2002: Also scored 21 points (19 kills, one block, one service ace) in a five-set win over Australia on June 30 and 20 points (17 kills, two blocks, one ace) in a 3-2 win over Greece on Aug. 30.
  • 2002: - Earned All-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) honorable mention
  • 2002: Led the team in kills (386) and in kills per game (4.39).
  • 2001: - Earned Asics/Volleyball All-American and All-MPSF honorable mentions
  • 2001: Led USC in kills (390) and blocks (68) and was second in digs (118)
  • 2001: Finished eighth nationally in kill average at 4.88 (fourth in the MPSF at 5.21)
  • 2001: Posted double-figure kills in 20 of his 22 matches, with nine matches of 20-plus kills.
  • 2000: - Earned Asics/Volleyball All-America first team, AVCA All-America second team and All-MPSF first team honors
  • 2000: Led the team in kills (601) while hitting .339
  • 2000: Finished third on the team in digs (160) and had 73 blocks
  • 2000: Ranked fifth nationally in kill average (6.84) and third in the MPSF (6.83)
  • 2000: Posted double-figure kills in 24 of his 25 matches, with 18 matches of 20-plus kills and six matches of 30-plus kills (including an MPSF and USC season-high 50 kills at Loyola Marymount, a career best).
Personal: Full name is Brook Michael Billings... Parents are David Billings and Daphne Von Essen... Stepmother's name is Beth Berger... Has a sister, Summer Billings, and a brother, James Von Essen... Married Brett Quirarte, a volleyball player at UC Santa Barbara, in 2012. They have a son and daughter... Enjoys "snowboarding, basketball, electronics, a little bit of golf, surfing and music concerts"... One of his fondest childhood memories is spending all day at East Beach in Santa Barbara with his friends... Works in real estate