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Husky Hall of Fame: Ja'Warren Hooker
Release: 07/09/2014
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W-Logo   Sport: Men's Track & Field, Football

  • Letters won: 6 (1997-2001)
W-Logo   Conference Honors (Track & Field)

  • Pac-10 Track Athlete of the Year in 1998 and again in 2000, the only Husky male or female to ever win that award
  • A five-time Pac-10 Champion, twice winning the 100-meter dash, twice winning the 200-meter dash, and once winning on the 4x400m relay
  • Owns more Pac-10 titles than any other Husky track athlete
  • Won six Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (indoor conference) titles
  • Holds the MPSF Championships records at 60-meters and 200- meters
  • Ranks 8th in Pac-12 history at 200-meters
W-Logo   Other Athletic Honors/Awards

  • The 1998 NCAA Indoor Champion at 55-meters
  • A 2000 U.S. Olympian as an alternate on the 4x400-meter relay team which won gold in Sydney
  • A 10-time All-American, the most for any Husky track and field athlete in history
  • Nine times he scored in an NCAA Championships final (top-eight) including a second- place indoor 200-meter dash finish in 2001, a third-place outdoor 100-meter dash finish in 1998, and a third-place indoor 60-meter dash finish in 2001
  • Currently holds five school records including the outdoor 100-meters (10.18), 200-meters (20.23), and 400-meters (44.78), and the indoor 60-meters (6.55), and 200-meters (20.56)
  • Ranks eighth in NCAA history in the indoor 60-meter dash
  • In football, over two seasons, caught 15 passes for 214 yards and 3 touchdowns. Also had 249 career kickoff return yards with an 89-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in 1997 against Arizona
W-Logo   Post-UW Accomplishments

  • Ran professionally for Asics
  • Ran on the USA 4x400-meter relay at the 2003 Pan-America Games, winning a silver medal


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