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19  Meghan Cooper
Meghan Cooper

Class:
RS Sophomore

Hometown:
Golden, Colo.

High School:
Golden

Height:
5-7

Position:
P/UT

Birthdate:
03/11/1983

Experience:
1L

Bats/Throws:
R/R


2003 - Redshirt

2002 - Led the team with 29 appearances and 22 starts, while hurling a team-high 19 complete games...Went 12-10 as a freshman with a 2.91 earned run average...Threw a team-high 163.1 innings...Struck out 41 batters, tops on the staff...Led team with two saves...Had an ERA of 0.40 during the Fast Pitch Express College Classic...Had career-high five strikeouts against Akron (3/26/02)...Threw 3.1 shutout innings against Purdue to earn her first career victory (2/15/02)...Beat Texas 2-1, going 8 innings and allowing just one run and six hits (2/17/02)...Hurled eight innings of shutout ball to beat Evansville 6-5 (2/22/02)...Threw eight innings on four different occasions...Started 17 games at third base as well as serving as the designated hitter 23 times...Batted .212 as a freshman, with 24 hits in 113 at-bats...Hit three homeruns and drove in 17 runs...Had five doubles...Tied for team lead with three triples...Drove in four runs in a 12-0 win over Illinois St. (2/3/02)...Recorded first career hit in a win over Florida International (2/2/02)...Hit her first career homerun in a 10-2 win over Morehead St. (3/5/02)...Was 2-for-3 with a homerun, double, three runs scored and two RBI against Arkansas (5/2/02)...Had five multi-hit games...Ended season with a base hit in each of the last three games.

High School - First team All-Conference pitcher in 1998 and 2000... All-State utility player 2000... All-Colorado utility player 2000 (Denver Post & Rocky Mountain News)... Colorado Coaches of Girls Sports All-State selection 2000... Independence Day Tournament All-Star Team selection 1999... Honorable mention All-Conference shortstop in 1997... Also was a First Team All-Conference and All-State selection in track... National Honor Society member 1998-2000.

Personal - Full name is Meghan Leigh Cooper... Parents are Bob and Judy Cooper... Was born March 11, 1983âÂÂ?¦ Sister Jill played softball at Fort Lewis College (Durango, Colo.) and sisters Kelly and Katie played softball at Fort Hays State (Hays, Kan.)... Chose UK over Colorado State and Tampa.

Cooper's Career Hitting Stats
Year AVG GP/GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB HBP SO GDP OB% SF SH SB-SBA
2002 .212 43/40 113 18 24 5 3 3 17 44 .389 9 3 25 0 .288 0 4 5-7

Cooper's Career Pitching Stats
Year ERA W-L APP GS CG SHO/CBO SV IP H R ER BB SO OPP/AVG WP
2002 2.91 12-10 29 22 19 2/1 2 163.1 199 97 68 44 41 .308 6

Q&A with Cooper
Favorite movie:
"Pure Country", "The Princess Bride" and all Disney movies
Favorite band: Dixie Chicks
My favorite sport other than softball is: Hockey and football
If I could see only one professional sports team play, it would be: Colorado Avalanche
The person I admire most is: My parents
My favorite holiday is: Christmas

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