Redshirt Senior (2006-07): Sat out his senior year in order to pursue a degree in mechanical engineering...will be eligible to play his final year at Florida State in the 2007-08 season as a fifth-year senior.
Junior Year (2005-06): Over Summer 2006, teamed up with Jonathas Sucupira to win the Tennis Doubles At The ITA Summer College Circuit defeating Josh Irey and George Navas 8-5...Advanced to the fourth round of the ITA Summer College Circuit, eventually losing in singles to teammate Sucupira, 6-3, 6-4...Finished the regular season with a 4-4 singles mark including an ACC win over Boston College Dennis Rearon, 6-4 6-1...Teamed with Chris Cloer in doubles to defeat Florida Atlantic's Florida Atlatic's Akin Akman and former Seminole, JP Bounassar in the season's home opener...Competed in the ITA Mideast Regional Championships falling short to fellow ACC foe Jay Weinekar of NC State with a 6-3, 6-1 loss in the first round.
Sophomore Year (2004-05): Won a trio of matches to advance to the semifinals of the ITA Summer Circuit tournament in Gainesville, Fla...Played in only one match, dropping a 1-6, 1-6 decision to Bram Ten Berger from Mississippi at the ITA All-American in Chattanooga, Tenn.
Freshman Year (2003-04): Played in only one event during his first year at Florida State...Particpated in both singles and doubles in the qualifying round of the ITA Mideast Region Championships in Raleigh, N.C....Dropped his lone singles match of the season, losing to Campbell's Zorick Toltsan 4-6, 6-3, 7-5...Teamed up with fellow freshman Joao Paolo Bounassar to play in the doubles draw...Rookie duo fell 9-7 to the tandem of Burak Ahmed and Darrin Cohen from Virginia.
High School and Other Accomplishments: Garnered All-State honors all four years of high school...Helped Richland Northeast win the AAAA team state championships his senior year...Advanced to the semifinals of the singles draw in the AAAA-AAA tournament by winning a trio of matches...Did not drop a single set until the semifinals, surrendering just six games in three bouts...Earned Player of the Year honors from Charleston's The State after leading the team to its first state title...Also selected to the paper's All-Area team, while garnering recognition as a member of the All-Region 5 AAAA team as well as All-State honors...Named the Cavaliers team MVP his senior year...Richland Northeast lost in the finals of the team tournament his junior season after advancing to the quaterfinals during his sophomore campaign...Coached by Daniel Strickland.
Personal: Born February 23, 1985...Son of Jay and Lynne Hood...Has one sister named Katie (17)...Majoring in mechanical engineering...Father is a brigadier general in the Army, currently stationed at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba....Describes himself as disciplined...Says his father is the person who has the biggest influence on his career.