Coming into the 2021-22 season, it was only a matter of time until Cece Hooks became Ohio’s all-time leading scorer. She finally earned the title with her 2,450th point, which came midway through the second quarter of Saturday’s game against Central Michigan.
The record was previously held by Caroline Mast, who scored 2,449 points in four years with the Bobcats from 1982-86. Her jersey currently hangs in the rafters at The Convo, and she earned many honors in her time at Ohio, most notably being named the Mid-American Conference Player of the Decade for the 1980s.
Hooks is now in her fifth season in Athens and has captured just about every award and honor possible. She is the defending MAC Player of the Year, as well as a three-time defending MAC Defensive Player of the Year and MAC Freshman of the Year for the 2017-18 season.
She has made three All-MAC First Teams, three All-MAC Defensive Teams and an All-MAC Freshman Team, in addition to 13 MAC/MAC East Player of the Week awards.
Hooks has also rewritten other areas of the Ohio record book. She is the program’s all-time leader in steals, field goals and now points. She is also in the top five all-time in points per game and assists, and she is one of two Ohio players to score 2,000 points for the program.
Hooks has already established her place as one of the greatest players to ever play in Athens. As Ohio records continue to fall at her feet this season, she must also be considered one of the greatest players in the history of the MAC.
Despite her phenomenal career with the Bobcats, Hooks is still missing the crowning achievement of a MAC title. That is Ohio’s goal this year, and it would be the perfect way to cap off what might be the greatest career The Convo has ever seen.