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Megan Cooley

School

Boston College

Position
Outfield
Major
Economics/Political Science

Classroom

Megan Cooley is a double-major in economics and political science in the Carroll School of Management. She spent a month in Kuwait City, Kuwait, through a Boston College Study Abroad summer program studying the politics and economics of the Gulf States in the Middle East, specifically gender inequality in the workforce. Cooley is a teaching assistant for Portico, a three-credit business ethics course for first year students in the Carroll School of Management. She is a three-time ACC Academic Honor Roll, a three-time recipient of the Athletic Director’s Award for Academic Achievement and a three-time member of the ACC All-Academic Team.

Character

Cooley is the team captain.  She leads the program both on the field and in the classroom as well as in the community.  She organizes team activities and community service initiatives within the Boston College campus but also on the road when we travel.  She has mentored her younger teammates and has helped develop future leaders of the program.  She truly lives out the Boston College motto of Men and Women for Others.

Community

Cooley served for two weeks in Kingston, Jamaica, as part of the 2015 Jamaica Magis Service Trip through Campus Ministry, the mission of which is to provide Boston College students the opportunity to live and serve in solidarity with people in Jamaica who have faced social, political and economic oppression. She went on the Devlin S-AFE Service Trip to New Orleans with 15 other Boston College for part of 2014 winter break. The week-long trip is centered on community service in partnership with the St. Bernard Project, helping families rebuild homes destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. Cooley currently volunteers with the Boston College Collegiate Warrior Athlete Program, which pairs a wounded armed-services veteran with a student-athlete to help them reach their fitness goals and is funded by the Wounded Warrior Project. A one-time participant and two-time leader of the Xcel Leadership Retreat, a retreat organized by the BC Athletic Department, Cooley has helped develop future student-athlete leaders. She is a member of Athletes in Action Boston College Chapter. Cooley is a 2015 Summer Program Coordinator for the Boston College Office of Undergraduate Admission and current Student Admissions Program representative and is the team’s representative to SAAC (Student-Athlete Advisory Committee). Cooley participated in Coaches vs. Cancer 5K, Susan G. Komen Run for Breast Cancer, Cycle for Survival annual cycling event and the Red Bandanna Run in honor of BC grad Welles Remy Crowther. Other programs she volunteered for include Food for Families (delivering food to a local low-income community), Thank-a-Thon (calling to thank BC Athletics donors), Freshman Leadership Program (FLP) as a lead, the Penpal program, the YMCA and Cradles to Crayons.

Competition

Cooley earned second-team All-ACC honors in 2015 and third-team honors in 2014. She was a 2014 National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Division I All-Region Mid-Atlantic Third Team selection. Cooley holds three Boston College single-season records while closing in on several career records.