How I chose my Rice number: "I picked 30 as my number because I didn't have any lucky numbers and 30 was Sterling's basketball number in high school. He said he was pleased with the end of his basketball career so I was hoping it might bring something good to the end of my swimming career."
At Rice --
2008: Underwent a redshirt season in 2007-08... Worked hard in order to come back and swim her final year.
2007: The Owls' top competitor in both individual medlies and a valuable contributor in no less than 11 different events over the course of the season... Made the finals of the 200- and 400-IM and the 200-backstroke at the Conference USA championships... Finished fourth in the league in the 400-IM... Went 2:06.35 to reach the championship finals of the 200-IM, finishing seventh overall... Placed sixth as part of a four-Owl block of swimmers in the C-USA finals of the 200-back... Recorded the team's second-fastest time of the season in the 200-breaststroke (2:25.16) at the LSU-UH double-dual meet in Baton Rouge, La.
2006: Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll; Reached the championship final of three events at the C-USA championships, including a silver medal performance in the 400-yard individual medley... Posted a career-best 400-IM time of 4:24.35 at conference, held across town at the University of Houston... Placed eighth at the C-USA meet with a Rice-best time in the 200-IM (2:06.22 in prelims)... Contributed to the team with season-bests in the fall in the 100-freestyle and 200-backstroke at the Las Vegas Invitational, and the 100-yard butterfly at the Georgia Tech Invite.
2005: Registered a solid first season of Division I swimming, contributing to the team by competing in as many as nine different events... Reached the championship final of the 400-IM at the Western Athletic Conference meet... Scored for the Owls with a 14th-place in the 200-IM (2:07.33) and a 16th-place in the 200-breaststroke.
High School -- 2004 graduate of Farragut High School in Knoxville, Tenn... Four-year letterwinner for the Admirals under Coach Mike Bowman... Qualified for nationals in several events... State Champion in 100 breastroke in 2003... Southeastern Zone champion in 400 IM and 200 breaststroke, also in 2003... On the honor roll all four years.
Club -- Swam for Pilot Aquatic Club... Coached by Gardner Howland.
Personal -- Full Name: Jennifer Lauren Hill. Born: Aug. 27, 1986, in Macon, Ga. Parents: Dr. Michael Hill and Dr. Donna McHargue, Knoxville (one brother and two sisters). Became engaged in August, 2008, to Rice graduate Sterling Cummings. Set wedding for June 20, 2009. College: Lovett.
200 IM 2:06.22
400 IM 4:24.35
200 Breaststroke 2:23.31
200 Backstroke 2:05.68