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.
Q&A with Cooper