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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Where Are They Now: Amy Hooks

Photo: Gary Hardamon/NSU Photographic Services
Who is she? Amy Hooks, a former all-conference and Easton all-American catcher for the Texas Longhorns. 

What is she known for? Hooks slugged her way into the Longhorn record books during her playing career, finishing her career amongst the top ten in eight different statistical categories, including #2 all-time in home runs. She twice earned all-conference honors and in 2011 was named an Easton all-American and the Big 12 Player of the Year. She would go on to a short-lived career in the NPF with the one-and-done squad, the New York/New Jersey Comets.

Here's something interesting... Amy shares... "Something that a lot of people don't know is [that] I had the opportunity and privilege to play in the FCA vs. the Wounded Warriors game. It was an experience of a lifetime. The guys were awesome... they have seen and been through a lot serving our country and keeping us safe! To be able to practice with them and get to know them before the game is something [that] I will never forget."

Quotable quote: “My advice would be work hard every day and never take the game or the opportunity the game has given you for granted. Your four years will go faster than you think. Keep the passion and grit from when you were younger and the game will reward you in ways you would never expect.”

What's she up to now? In 2017, Hooks begins her fifth season as an Assistant Coach at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana, where she works with the Lady Demon catchers; hitters; and defense.

Keep up: You can find Amy and Northwestern State softball on Twitter @AmyHooks10 and @NSUDemonsSB, respectively.

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