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Kasey Cooper

School

Auburn University

Position
Infielder
Major
Mechanical Engineering

Classroom

Kasey Cooper is a standout in the classroom, maintaining a 3.98 GPA as a mechanical engineering major. She is a two-time Academic All-American and is the 2016 SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Cooper also has been recognized as the NCAA Elite 90 winner, given to the student-athlete who holds the highest GPA at the finals site for the NCAA Championships. She also has been selected for two research studies involving the “breaking in” of Demarini bats and a value-based study of chemotherapy drugs utilized in the treatment of gynecologic cancers. Cooper is a three-time Academic All-SEC selection who is currently preparing to take the MCAT test for admission to medical school once she graduates from Auburn.

Character

Cooper is a fan-favorite and one whom the team rallies behind as a captain of one of the nation’s top programs. She leads both by example and by instruction, helping along those who are new to the team. Cooper is in the spotlight regularly and has handled pressure situations, media attention and success with pure class. Cooper is poised and mature and represents both the team and the university in a positive way. Since arriving on campus, Cooper’s leadership has taken the program to new heights.

Community

Cooper has been involved with more than 15 community service projects since she stepped foot on campus in the fall of 2013. She is personally involved with a non-profit charity that collects and sends service men and women non-perishable hygiene products. Cooper is also involved with sending handwritten cards and cookies to the troops overseas. Cooper served a prominent role in the Auburn Leadership Institute/CONNECT program, mentoring and building relationships with the incoming freshmen and transfer students. She has also assisted with moving in new students in multiple facets and served at the local Christian Women’s Job Corps in for the last two years.

Competition

Cooper has already established herself as the greatest player in program history, as well as one of the best in the nation, with one season left to go on the field. She is the program’s all-time leader in batting average, slugging percentage, RBI and home runs. In 2016, she set seven single-season records en route to being named the espnW National Player of the Year. The three-time All-American is also the first player in Auburn history to selected to be a member of the USA National Team and has competed for her country the past two seasons. Cooper was the 2016 SEC Player of the Year and has earned all-conference honors every season while playing third base.