Women's College Basketball

 
        === Wake Forest picks Hoover to coach women's hoops program ===
 
 Winston-Salem,  NC (Sports Network) - Wake Forest named Jennifer Hoover as its
 new head women's basketball coach on Wednesday.
 
 Hoover  was  a star  player on the  court for the  Demon Deacons from 1987-91.
 She  was  a three-time All-ACC  selection and  still holds the school's career
 records for points (1,728) and rebounds (1,006).
 
 "To be able to return home and to achieve my dream job, it's an honor," Hoover
 said. "I am humbled by it and ready to hit the road running. I'm very thankful
 to  Ron Wellman, Barbara Walker, Mike Buddie, all of the alumni and the Deacon
 Club  members that  have given me support.  There is a lot of excitement here.
 Coach  Petersen  and his staff  did a great  job and we  just want to build on
 that."
 
 In one season as the head coach at High Point, Hoover guided the Panthers to a
 20-13  record and just  the school's second appearance in the WNIT. It was her
 first head coaching stint.
 
 Hoover's  assistant coaching  career began in 1994 and included stints at Cal,
 Virginia and Memphis.
 
 Hoover  takes over at  Wake Forest for Mike Petersen, who resigned in April to
 become the head coach at North Texas.
 
 
 05/09 15:13:27 ET

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