Herd to play shortened schedule
Athletic Department comments below
Student-athletes and coaches who earned all-league honors in 2014-15
Zerkle honored as first team selection
D'Orazio Named Freshman of the Year
2013 (Sophomore): Started four of 53 regular-season appearances and made five postseason appearances...Besides her pinch-running efforts, Cooper had four starts at second base and several substitutions as a designated hitter... She posted a .222 batting average, hitting her first career double and home run at Tulsa on March 9 and was responsible for two RBI the same day...She stole 11 bases and scored 13 runs in the regular season and two in postseason play... Earned Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
2012 (Freshman): Appeared in a total of 53 games, primarily as a pinch-runner...did make four starts, three as the designated player and one at second base...her first career start against Bucknell March 3, went 2-for-3 with a run scored...scored 16 times during the season including once in the C-USA first round against East Carolina...was awarded both the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll award and C-USA Academic Medal for her work in the classroom.
High School: Was an multi-sport athlete in volleyball, basketball, and softball at Jackson High School... recorded over 1,500 career digs as the libero for the Volleyball team...As a member of Jackson's basketball squad, she led them in assist during her senior year...In the same year she helped guide the school to a sectional championship as the team's starting point guard....During her senior year with the softball team she recorded a .507 batting average, .845 slugging percentage, and .577 on-base percentage....additionally she had 36 total hits including seven homeruns and also scored 34 times and stole 23 bases all in 21 games...Her achievements includes all-SEOAL honors for three years, all-district twice, and was named to the all-state team her senior year.
Personal: Cooper is the daughter of Butch and Jody Cooper...has two siblings include Sharissa (24) and Billy (16)...major is Health Sciences with a math minor.