|28 Emily Cooper
JUNIOR SEASON (2012)
Emerged as one of Tech's top options in left field ... appeared in 52 games with 17 starts, including 14 during Big 12 play ... would often start and then be replaced by a pinch hitter before eventually reentering the game... was used early in the season mainly as a pinch runner ... hit .364 (4-for-11) with 11 runs scored and a RBI ... also drew four walks to record a .533 on-base percentage ... finished 3-for-7 in stolen base attempts ... was perfect in the field as she provided nine putouts and one assist ... IN BIG 12 PLAY ... went 3-for-10 at the plate during Big 12 play ... drove in her lone RBI against Missouri on April 14 with a double to left field ... hit sparked Tech to a three-run inning that was good enough to seal the series-clinching victory ... also had a single in the series opener against the Tigers ... final hit of the year came with a single up the middle in the first game of an April 17 doubleheader against Texas A&M ... made first career start April 5 at Oklahoma ... also started in the next 11-straight games ... AT NCAA WASHINGTON REGIONAL ... earned the start in all three games in left field ... did not register an at-bat as she was walked in her only plate appearance.
At-bats - 3, at Missouri, April 14, 2012
Runs - 1, several times, last vs. Maryland, May 18, 2012
Hits - 1, four times, last vs. Texas A&M, April 17, 2012
RBI - 1, at Missouri, April 14, 2012
Doubles - 1, at Missouri, April 14, 2012
Triples - None
Home Runs - None
Walks - 1, four times, last vs. Maryland, May 18, 2012
Strikeouts - 1, four times, last vs. Texas A&M, April 18, 2012
Stolen Bases - 1, three times, last at Missouri, April 14, 2012
Hitting Streak - Two Games (April 13-14, 2012)
Part of the squad that won the 2011 NJCAA National Championship ... was a Region I second-team all-conference pick in 2010 ... hit .358 as a sophomore with three home runs and 21 RBI ... also scored 42 runs over 70 games that year ... finished 11-of-13 in stolen base attempts ... hit .462 as a freshman with six home runs and 48 RBIs ... totaled 17 doubles and five triples as well ... scored 55 runs during that season as well ... finished 17-for-22 on stolen base attempts ... team advanced to the NJCAA College World Series both years.
WEST DES MOINES VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL
Helped lead squad to two state titles during high school career ... squad won the Iowa Class 4-A State titles in 2007 and 2008 ... was a first team Central Iowa Metropolitan League (CJML) all-conference pick her final three seasons ... also a first team all-region selection those three years as well ... named to the first team all-state squad as a senior ... hit over .450 as a senior ... was a second team all-state selection as a junior.
Born Jan. 15, 1991 to parents David and Karen Cooper ... has an older brother, Tim, and a younger sister, Margaret ... father graduated from the University of Kentucky while mother attended Illinois State ... human sciences major.