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OU women's basketball: Morgan Hook's playing career nears end

Hook’s work ethic is a reason why strength and conditioning coach Jozsef Szendrei expects the Sooners’ senior point guard to benefit the program in the future.
by Jason Kersey Published: March 2, 2014

In nearly four years as an Oklahoma student-athlete, Morgan Hook has never been late to one of Jozsef Szendrei’s strength and conditioning sessions.

That’s just one reason why Szendrei expects Hook to do well as a strength and conditioning graduate assistant after her basketball playing career is complete.

The senior point guard will play the final game of her career on the Lloyd Noble Center floor Monday, when the Sooners host Texas Tech on Senior Night.

Hook, a Lowell, Ark., native, hopes to work under Szendrei next season while pursuing a graduate degree.

“Her biggest strength is her punctuality and hard work, which are obviously huge parts of strength and conditioning,” Szendrei said. “She’s never been late with me, and she’s always worked hard.

“She’ll get to see the other side of preparation from a coaching standpoint, not just as a player. It’s a different world on our side.”

Hook has received all kinds of on-the-job training in leadership this season, which has been marred by inconsistency from a team that was the preseason Big 12 Conference favorite.

The Sooners (17-13, 8-9 Big 12) seemed to have been steering back in the right direction over their past three games, but they were upset at TCU on Saturday night.

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by Jason Kersey
OU Sports Reporter
Jason Kersey became The Oklahoman's OU football beat writer in May 2012 after a year covering high school sports and OSU recruiting. Before joining the newspaper in November 2006 as a part-time results clerk, he covered high school football for...
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