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Jennifer Hooker

Full name: Jennifer Leigh Hooker (-Brinegar)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-8.5 (175 cm)
Weight: 126 lbs (57 kg)
Born: June 6, 1961 in Bloomington, Indiana, United States
Affiliations: Louisville Tarpons
Country: USA United States
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Jennifer Hooker was only 15-years-old when she swam at the 1976 Olympics, while representing the Louisville Tarpons of Louisville, Kentucky. She later attended Indiana University, graduating with a degree in business in 1984. While at Indiana, Hooker won seven Big 10 championships, and twice won national titles in the 500 yard and 1,650 yard freestyles.

After college, Hooker worked in the auto industry, first as a sales person for GM cars in Rantoul, Illinois and then as a finance and insurance manager in Americus, Georgia. In 1990, by then Jennifer Brinegar, she received a law degree from Vanderbilt University, and then practiced law in St. Louis and Rochester, Minnesota. In 1994 she returned to Bloomington, Indiana to join the Hoosier athletic department, and earned a masters degree in sports management from Indiana in 1996. Hooker-Brinegar started as a graduate assistant in the athletic department but in 1999 was named assistant athletic director, and directed the compliance office.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Summer 15 Montréal Swimming Women's 200 metres Freestyle United States USA 6
1976 Summer 15 Montréal Swimming Women's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay United States USA 1 Gold OR

Women's 200 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1976 Summer 15 Montréal Swimming United States Final 6 2:04.20
1976 Summer 15 Montréal Swimming United States Round One Heat Four 2 QU 2:03.72

Women's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1976 Summer 15 Montréal Swimming United States USA Round One Heat One 1 QU/OR 3:50.27 58.17 2:52.83
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