"We hope it ends as soon as possible," Steed said to laughs.
While it is impossible for Hamson not to be stretched as a two-sport athlete, at 6-foot-7, the sophomore can be a dominant figure in each.
"She can be the best player in both sports," BYU basketball coach Jeff Judkins said about Hamson, an American Volleyball Coaches Association Division I Honorable Mention All-American for a BYU's women's volleyball team, which went 21-9 during its first season in the West Coast Conference.
"Often, an athlete is good at one and is a role player in another. The players expect a lot from her," Judkins continued.
Hamson enjoyed a breakout volleyball season, leading the WCC in kills, while ranked 22nd in the NCAA's top 25 for points per set.
"Her level of play and her confidence have risen a ton," BYU coach Shawn Olmstead said. "With the support of the team, we look forward to better things to come next season."
Despite missing a portion of basketball practice, Hamson averages 7 points and already has 24 blocks in 10 games. She's getting into the swing of basketball in time for conference play.
"It's difficult, but it's what I love doing best," Hamson said. "I love it. I experience two teams, the culture differences. But mainly I get to play a lot of ball."
"She has a better game," said Hamson's mother, Tresa Spaulding Hamson, a four-time All-American at BYU. "She's quicker than I was. Faster."
Tresa Hamson, who played for the U.S. National Team, holds Cougar records for total blocks (424) and field-goal percentage (.609) and is still second in all-time points scored (2,304), scoring average (23.4), career rebounds (980) and rebounds per game (9.8).
"Jennifer didn't begin to play basketball until the eighth grade, so she didn't go to a lot of camps and her fundamentals suffered," Tresa said. "She's making up for lost time. She's going to get a lot better."
Certainly the physical tools are in place for the Academic All-State player for Pleasant Grove High.
"Volleyball has always been a little easier for me," Hamson said. "The coaches have been really supportive. I love it."