Jennifer Hooker Brinegar


Leanne Grotke Award (2013)
IUB Athletics Hall of Fame (1999)
Olympians (1976)
Swimming & Diving
United States of America
Location: Montreal
Event: 200-M-Freestyle
Finish: 6th


Jennifer won swimming letters in 1980, 1981, 1982 and 1983 and was captain of the 1981 Big Ten Championship team. She won Big Ten Championships in 200, 500 and 1650 yard freestyles in both 1980 and 1981 and the 1650 freestyle in 1982. She was All-American in three events in both 1980 and 1981, and placed second and fifth in the 500 and 1650 freestyle at the 1980 AIAW National Championships. She was a member of the 1976 US Olympic Team, placing sixth in the 200 meter freestyle, and Pan American Team, finishing second in 800 meter freestyle. She was a two-time National Champion 1977 and world ranked in 1977, 1978 & 1979. At one time, held five Big Ten records and ten IU records. She still holds IU records in 200, 500 and 1650 yard freestyle events and former American record holder in the 500 and 1650 freestyle.