|HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL)
2010: Saw action in the long and triple jumps during both the indoor and outdoor seasons … earned a pair of top-ten finishes in the triple jump in the indoor campaign, including ninth place at the Horizon League Indoor Championships with a jump of 39’7¾” … one of Valpo’s top long jumpers in the outdoor season with a jump of 19’6” at the Boilermaker Invitational … ended season with 10th place finishes in both the long and triple jumps at the Horizon League Outdoor Championships … finished outdoor campaign with personal-bests in the long jump (19’8¼”) and the triple jump (40’9”).
Prep: Competed in track and field for the Eagles ... a three-time First Team All-Conference honoree ... also once earned Second Team All-Conference accolades ... set school record as a senior in the long jump (20’2 ½”) ... also part of record-setting 4x100m relay squad (47.12) as a sophomore ... earned four letters in basketball and one in soccer as well ... received team’s Best Offense award as a sophomore and Best Defense award as a senior on the hardwood ... class salutatorian ... a member of National Honor Society.
Personal: Chris is the son of Michael and Rebecca Hovan ... major is physical education – teacher education ... has earned Presidential academic honors during his time at Valpo ... born October 27, 1989.