Position
Butterfly/freestyle
Height
6'0
Class
Sophomore
Hometown
Harrow, Great Britain
High School
Whitmore HS

Hooper’s Top Times:
50 Free – 21.31 2020 SEC Championships
100 Free – 44.59 2020 SEC Championships
200 Free – 1:38.87 SMU Invitational
50 Fly – 22.26 2020 SEC Championships
100 Fly – 47.91 2020 SEC Championships
200 Fly – 1:47.09 2020 SEC Championships

FRESHMAN SEASON (2019-20)
In his first career meet against Auburn, came in third place in the 200-Yard Butterfly with a time of 1:51.38 and fourth in the 50-Yard Fly with a time of 49.96… Earned his first career win against SMU in the 100-Yard Fly with a time of 49.47… In the same meet, came in second place in the 200-Yard Fly with a time of 1:52.33… Notched three top-10 finishes at the SMU Invitational with a fifth place finish in the 200-Yard Fly, a sixth place finish in the 100-Yard Fly, and an eighth place finish in the 200-Yard Free with times of 1:49.15, 48.79, and 1:38.89… Notched two sixth-place finishes against Missouri in the 100 and 200-Yard Fly with times of 49.28 and 1:50.09… Against Delta State, took the top spot in the 200-Yard Free with a time of 1:40.35 and finished in third place in the 100-Yard Fly with a time of 50.18…Came fourth I the 200-Yard fly against Florida State with a 1:50.40 and fifth in the 100-Yard Fly with a 49.63…In a dual meet against Texas A&M he touched the wall second in the 200-Yard Fly with a time of 1:50.79 and third in the 100-Yard Fly with a 49.39… At the 2020 SEC Championships, finished in 29th place in the 200 Fly with a time of 1:47.09 and in 35th place in the 100 Fly with a time of 47.91.

PRIOR TO LSU
Swam for coach Will Stokes at Harrow High School … Finished high school competition undefeated over four years.

PERSONAL
Full name is Ben James Robert Hooper … Born on November 21, 2000 … Parents are Colin Hooper and Beuerley Boler … Chose LSU because of the amazing training facilities, the reputation the university has in athletics, and the friendly coaching staff and a great team.

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