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Jess Hoover
Year: Senior
Hometown: Hilliard, Ohio
High School: Hilliard Davidson
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2013 Cross Country: Ran in seven meets … was the RedHawks’ top finisher with a third-place finish at the MAC Championships (21:17.0), earning First-Team All-MAC honors in the process … earned Academic All-MAC honors … was Miami’s top finisher in every meet she competed in … placed 32nd (21:11.0) at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional Championships.

2012-2013: Cross Country -- competed in six races for the RedHawks, scoring no worse than second for the Red and White in any of them...was Miami's second finisher and 15th overall at the MAC Championship with a time of 22:11.0, helping the RedHawks to a runner-up finish at the conference meet...was first for Miami at the season-opener Dayton Flyer 5K Challenge, the Spartan Invitational and the Sean Earl Lakefront Invitational...Hoover took second for the Red and White and 97th overall at Pre-Nationals in 21:33.4...she then ran a career-high 21:26.0, taking first for Miami and 39th overall at the Great Lakes Regional, finishing 31 places higher than last season.

2011-12: Cross Country -- Named Second-Team All-MAC ... competed in six races for the RedHawks, scoring no worse than third for Miami in any of them ... finished second for Miami and 12th overall at the MAC Championship with a time of 21:34.1 ... crossed first for Miami and fifth overall at the Flyer 5K Challenge with a time of 18:55.9 ... cut 45 seconds off her 5K time, finishing with a season-best time of 18:10.34 at the All-Ohio Championship, placing fifth overall again (second for Miami) ... posted a season-best 6K time of 21:30 at the Spartan Invitational, placing 20th overall ... was Miami's second finisher at the Great Lakes Regional with a time of 22:06.5, finishing 70th overall.

High School: Earned four letters in both cross country and track at Hilliard Davidson HS under head coach Emily Holliday ... served as captain for both the track and cross country teams for two years ... posted personal bests of 11:01 in the 3200m and 4:54 in the 1600m ... as a senior in 2010, placed fifth at the state meet in cross country after winning the Ohio Capital Conference as well as the district and regional titles ... in 2008 and 2009 was a state qualifier and an All-OCC performer in cross country ... led the Wildcats to district titles in cross country in 2008 and 2010 ... in track, won the 1600m and 3200m OCC, district and regional titles in 2010 and 2011 while placing second in the state in the 1600m as a senior and placing sixth in the 3200m as a junior ... also won OCC titles in 2009 and 2010 in the 4x800m relay, placing fifth in the state in 2009 ... helped lead track team to the OCC title in 2010 and 2011 while helping them place fifth at the state meet as a junior (2010) ... ran in the Mideast Meet of Champions for cross country and the Midwest Meet of Champions for track as a senior ... also swam for two years.

Personal: Born Sept. 2, 1993 in Columbus, Ohio ... daughter of Lynn and Dan Hoover ... uncle, Dave, played basketball at Salem University ... participated in Adopt-a-Family and a canned food drive through Key Club in high school ... majoring in finance with a coaching minor.