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DESTINEE HOOKER
Event: High Jump
Height: 6-4
Weight: 125
PR: 1.98m/6-6i (2009)
Born: Sept. 7, 1987 in Frankfurt, Germany
Current Residence: Austin, Texas
High School: Southwest HS (San Antonio, Texas) ‘06
College: University of Texas ‘10
Coach: Beverley Kearney

Career Highlights: Two-time NCAA Outdoor champion ('06, '07); 3rd at USA Outdoors ('06, '07)

In 2009, Hooker won her third NCAA Outdoor title...Hooker scored a third-place finish in the high jump at the 2006 AT&T USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships with a clearance of 1.86m/6-1.25, after capturing her first career NCAA title with a top clearance of 1.89m/6-2.25 at the 2006 NCAA Championships. Just a freshman, she cleared each of her jumps in one attempt and clinched the title when second-place finisher Sheena Gordon of North Carolina failed to clear 6-2.25…Hooker graduated early from high school (in December of 2005) and enrolled early to UT in January of 2006…She excelled in track and field, volleyball and basketball, where she was named the team MVP for each squad at San Antonio's Southwest High School…she captured the high jump in the high school girls' division at the 2004 and 2005 Texas Relays, as well as the 2004 and 2005 Texas state championships … Hooker also competes in volleyball at UT after earning All-America honors as an outside hitter in high school. She took off from track and field during the 2008 outdoor season to train with the USA Volleyball team…was named the NCAA Championship's Most Outstanding Player after registering a career-high 34 kills at the 2009 NCAA Volleyball Championships…sister, Marshevet, was a NCAA champion, All-American and Big 12 champion in the long jump, sprints and sprint relays from 2004-06 before turning professional in the spring of 2006.

2009: 4th at USA Outdoors (1.91m/6-3.25)…NCAA Outdoor champion (1.95m/6-4.75)…NCAA Indoor champion (1.98m/6-6PR)…Big 12 champion (1.95m/6-4.75)…ranked #3 in the U.S. by T&FN…best of 1.98m/6-6.
2008: 6th at Olympic Trials (1.89m/6-02.25)…ranked #8 in the U.S. by T&FN…best of 1.89m/6-2.25.
2007: 3rd at USA Outdoors (1.86m/6-1.25) …NCAA Outdoor champion (1.92/6-3.5)…3rd at NCAA Indoors (1.86m/6-1.25)…Big 12 Outdoor champion (1.93m/6-4PR)…NCAA Midwest Regional champion (1.93m/6-4PR)…1st at UNLV Dual (1.90m/6-2.75)…1st at Texas Relays (1.89m/6-2.25)...ranked #2 in the U.S. by T&FN...best of 1.93m/6-4.
2006: 3rd at USA Outdoors (1.86m/6-1.25)…NCAA Outdoor champion (1.89m/6-2.25)…3rd at NCAA Indoor Champs (1.86m/6-1.25i)…NCAA Midwest Regional champion (1.90m/6-2.75)…Big 12 champion (1.89m/6-2.25)…1st at Penn Relays (1.88m/6-2)…Big 12 Indoor champion (1.92m/6-3.5)…ranked #3 in the U.S. by T&FN…best of 1.92m/6-3.5.
2005: Texas state champion…best of 1.84m/6-0.5
2004: Texas state champion…best of 1.83m/6-0.

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