Hampton University Names Dr. Jodi Jensen First Women's Triathlon Coach
08/15/2019 - #28
HAMPTON, Va. (August 15, 2019) -- Dr. Joetta (Jodi) Jensen, the current Director of Aquatics at Hampton University, was announced today as the first head coach of the Hampton Women’s Triathlon team.
“It is my pleasure to welcome Dr. Jensen to our athletic department,” said Hampton University Director of Athletics Eugene Marshall, Jr. “The creating of our first women’s triathlon team is another step in the vision of our President, Dr. William R. Harvey, as the Standard of Excellence and we look forward to seeing this team develop under Dr. Jensen.”
She has been the Director of Aquatics at Hampton since 2004 where she teaches undergraduate classes in swimming, lifeguard training, water safety, First Aid and CPR. Jensen has taught all levels of swimming in all areas from children, to adults, to helping train triathletes.
Dr. Jensen is a nationally recognized Aquatics Professor with over 30 years of experience in the industry. Before coming to Hampton University, she worked in public parks and recreation for James City County and the City of Newport News, managing indoor aquatic facilities, outdoor aquatic facilities and a waterfront. Dr. Jensen also taught at Christopher Newport University and Old Dominion University.
“With Hampton being the first HBCU school to sponsor women’s triathlon, it is another step in the school continuing to be a leader for opportunities for women,” Jensen said. “Our first year we will be looking to build the foundation and participate in a meet in October held at Smith Mountain Lake, Va. Following a year to hit the recruiting trail, we would be looking to make an impact on the national scene in year two and beyond.”
She earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Public Recreation and Tourism from Christopher Newport University in 1997 and her Masters of Public Administration from Old Dominion University in 2002. Dr. Jensen received her Doctorate of Philosophy in Educational Management from Hampton University in 2018.
For more information on Hampton University women’s triathlon, please contact the Office of Sports Information at 757-727-5757 or visit the official Pirates website at www.hamptonpirates.com.