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15  Desiree Batista
Desiree Batista


Sao Paolo, Brazil

Last College:
Frank Phillips College


Outside Hitter


2004: Led the team in digs and digs per game with 373 and 3.81, respectively ... led the squad in digs in 16 matches ... set the Tech record for most aces in a four-game match with six in Tech's first-ever win over San Diego State ... tallied five aces against Baylor, ranking her third all-time in five game matches and sixth in all matches ... posted the first double-double of her Tech career on Sept. 10 against UT-Pan American ... had a season-high digs of 29 against Baylor ... notched 12 15-digs matches during the season.

Frank Phillips: In 2002, helped lead the Plainsmen to a WJCAC conference and a Region 5 regional championship ... the team finished 10th in nationals in 2002 ... in 2003, helped the Plainsmen repeat their conference and regional championships en route to the teams fifth-place finish in nationals ... named the WJCAC Conference MVP, All Region, and All American in 2002 and 2003 ... named to the All Tournament team in 2003 ... excelled in the classroom ... was named to the Dean's and President's list ... was part of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society ... 2003 Academic Plainsmen of the year ... member of Who's Who and Minority Leaders.

High School: Graduated from Cacoc High School in Joao Pessoa, Paraiba, in 2000 ... participated in volleyball and swimming.

Personal: Born June 22, 1983, in Joao Pessoa, Brazil ... daughter of Vamberto Campos, who is a support manager with a degree in industrial chemistry, and Marie Eugenie Malzac Batista, a system analyst with a degree in industrial chemistry and a masters in urban engineering ... oldest of three girls, Michelle Malzac Batista and Stephanie Malzac Batista ... enjoys going to the beach where she lives and listening to music.

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