|High School:||Rugby High School|
- Hovland Performance History
Indoor (Sophomore): Earned all-conference honors with a runner-up finish at the Big Sky Conference ... Cleared a season-best 6-10.25 (2.09) … Won the high jump at the Jim Emmerich Invitational.
Outdoor (Sophomore): Placed fifth in the high jump at the Big Sky Conference Championship ... Won the high jump at the Seahawk Invitational and the Al Cassell Relays … Runner-up in the high jump at the Lyle Hokanson Classic … Finished third in the high jump at the Mary Al Bortke Open … Earned second letter.
Indoor (Freshman): Finalist for UND’s Male Rookie of the Year Award (all sports) … Indoor conference champion in high jump with a clear of 6 feet, 11.75 inches (2.13) … Mark earned him the No. 2 spot in UND indoor history … Runner-up at the SDSU Indoor Invitational with a clear of 6-08.25 (2.04) … Won Cobber Duals with a clear of 6-06.75 (2.00) … Runner-up at the SDSU Holiday Classic with a clear of 6-08.00 (2.03).
Outdoor (Freshman): Earned the third spot in UND outdoor high jump history with a clear of 6-06.75 (2.00) at the Coastal Carolina Invitational … Earned first letter.
A 2015 graduate of Rugby High School ... A multi-sport athlete who lettered four times in both track and cross country and three times in basketball ... Named North Central Senior Athlete of the Year as a senior ... Set the school record in the high jump (6 feet, 6 inches) and won the state championship in that event as a senior ... Was also the state runner-up in the triple jump and placed fourth in the 4x400 relay ... Named team’s most improved as a junior ... Earned all-state honors in cross country in 2013 and was named Rugby’s most valuable runner ... Led Rugby to a state title in basketball as a senior and earned all-district honors.
Majoring in computer science ... Son of Rob and Steph Hovland ... Older sister, Aubrey, is a senior on UND’s track team.