Jennifer Hoover to be Inducted into Wake Forest's Sports Hall of Fame
Oct. 16, 2006
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Virginia women’s basketball assistant coach Jennifer Hoover will be inducted into Wake Forest’s Sports Hall of Fame Jan. 12-13, 2007.
Hall of Fame Weekend begins with the induction ceremony on the evening of Friday, Jan. 12 in Bridger Field House. The honorees will be recognized at halftime of the Jan. 13 basketball game between the Demon Deacons and NC State.
In her fourth season at UVa, Hoover is the Cavaliers’ recruiting coordinator. Her other duties include on-court coaching, scouting, player development, and summer camps.
During her nine years of Division I coaching experience, Hoover also served as an assistant coach at James Madison. While at JMU, she helped the squad to a second-place showing in the league as well as an appearance in the WNIT Final Four.
Hoover, who played under her maiden name Jenny Mitchell, is still Wake Forest’s career leader in points (1,728) and in rebounds (1,006). A player from 1988-91, Hoover is the only women’s basketball player at Wake Forest to total more than 1,000 rebounds and 1,000 points in a career. While at WFU, Hoover was a three-time All-ACC honoree, and was also named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll. She was named a Fast Break All-American during her junior and senior years, and was a member of the South team which won the bronze medal in the 1989 Olympic Festival in Oklahoma City. Hoover led Wake Forest to four consecutive winning seasons and the school’s only appearance in the NCAA Tournament. She was named to the ACC’s 50th Anniversary Team.
Following her collegiate career, Hoover was a professional player for the Solna IF Basketball team in Stockholm, Sweden for the 1991-92 season. She played in 1993 on the Athletes in Action USA Fall Exhibition tour, and the Australian Spring tour.
A native of Roanoke, Va., and a graduate of William Byrd High School, Hoover is a 1991 graduate of Wake Forest where she earned a bachelor’s degree in communications. In 2002, she was named as one of the Top 50 ACC women’s basketball players.
Hoover and her husband John have an infant daughter Maggie.
The No. 20 Cavaliers host Team Concept in exhibition action on Tuesday, October 31 at 7 p.m. at John Paul Jones Arena. Fans are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes to the game.
Virginia opens the regular season at Rhode Island on Friday, Nov. 10. Then UVa hosts longtime intra-state rival Old Dominion in its first-ever home game at the JPJA on Sunday, Nov. 12 at 1:30 p.m.
Jennifer Hoover’s Biography-at-a-Glance
2004- University of Virginia, assistant coach2002-03 University of Memphis, assistant coach2000-02 James Madison University, assistant coach1998-00 East Carolina Universitiy, assistant coach1996-98 Virginia Commonwealth University, assistant coach1994-96 University of Missouri-Kansas City, assistant coach
1985-87 William Byrd HS1988-91 Wake Forest University Fast Break All-American All-ACC, 1989, 1990, 1991 Academic All-ACC, 1991 ACC Top 50 Players1991-92 Solna IF Basket, Sweden1992-93 Athletes in Action
Wake Forest University B.A. in Communications, 1991