Hooker earns Big 12 Outdoor Performer of the Year and USTCA Athlete of the Week
DALLAS -- Sophomore Marshevet Hooker (San Antonio, Texas) was named Big 12 Women's Outdoor Performer of the Year, the conference office announced on Wednesday. She has also been recognized as the United States Track Coaches Association (USTCA) Athlete of the Week for her performance at the Big 12 Outdoor Track and Field Championships. This is her second USTCA honor after being named Athlete of the Week on April 11 and her first postseason conference award.
Hooker secured three individual conference titles and anchored the 4x100-meter relay to its ninth-consecutive conference crown at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships. In addition to her championship in the long jump, the sophomore won the 100 meters with the nation's fastest time and a personal best of 11.12. She went on to win the 200 meters, finishing in 22.80, after setting a personal best of 22.73 during the prelims. It was the first time this season that she had run a 200-meter race. She is now ranked first in the 100 meters, second in the 200 meters and second in the long jump on the national list. Hooker's performances earned her high-point scorer honors with 32.5 points, breaking the record for most points scored at an indoor or outdoor Big 12 championship. The previous record of 28.5 points was set by UT's Angie Vaughn in 1998.
Hooker and the rest of the Longhorns are now preparing for the NCAA Mid-West Regional in Norman, Okla. on May 27-28.