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Kasey Cooper
Kasey  Cooper

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Dothan, Ala.

High School:
Dothan

Height:
5-4

Position:
INF

Experience:
3L

Bats/Throws:
L/R

07/22/2017

Cooper, Team USA Take Two in Auburn Exhibitions

Kasey Cooper made her final softball game at Jane B. Moore Field a memorable one

07/16/2017

Kasey Cooper Signs Professional Deal with the Scrap Yard Dawgs

In her four stellar years on The Plains, Cooper hit .387 with 280 hits and 270 RBI

07/11/2017

Four Tigers Shine at World Cup of Softball XII

The Auburn softball program was represented on the international scene over the weekend at the World Cup of Softball XII

06/07/2017

Kasey Cooper Earns Pair of Prestigious Awards

Cooper was tabbed a Senior CLASS Award First Team All-American and was the recipient of the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame Scholar-Athlete Award

05/25/2017

Kasey Cooper Tabbed Academic All-America Player of the Year

Cooper headlines the 2017 Division I softball team as a mechanical engineering major with a 3.98 GPA

05/20/2017

05-20-17 Softball vs Cal Golden Bears NCAA Regional

05-20-17 Softball vs Cal Golden Bears NCAA Regional

10/02/2016

10-2-2016 Softball Alumni and Intrasquad Scrimmage

10-2-2016 Softball Alumni and Intrasquad Scrimmage

06/08/2016

6-8-2016 Oklahoma vs Auburn Softball Women's College World Series Final Game

6-8-2016 Oklahoma vs Auburn Softball Women's College World Series Final Game

06/07/2016

6-7-2016 Oklahoma vs Auburn Softball Women's College World Series Championship Game Two

6-7-2016 Oklahoma vs Auburn Softball Women's College World Series Championship Game Two

06/05/2016

6-5-2016 FSU vs Auburn Softball Women's College World Series

6-5-2016 FSU vs Auburn Softball Women's College World Series


  HONORS AND AWARDS
  • Academic All-SEC (2015, 2016, 2017)
  • Alabama Sports Hall of Fame Scholar-Athlete (2017)
  • All-SEC First Team (2015, 2016)
  • All-SEC Second-Team (2014, 2017)
  • CoSIDA Academic All-American (2015, 2016, 2017)
  • CoSIDA Academic All-District (2015, 2016, 2017)
  • espnW Player of the Year (2016)
  • NCAA Elite 90 Winner (2016)
  • NFCA All-America Scholar Athlete (2014, 2015, 2016)
  • NFCA All-Southeast Region First Team (2014, 2015, 2016)
  • NFCA All-Southeast Region Second Team (2017)
  • NFCA First Team All-American (2015, 2016)
  • NFCA National Co-Freshman of the Year (2014)
  • NFCA Second-Team All-American (2014)
  • Preseason All-SEC (2015, 2016, 2017)
  • SEC All-Defensive Team (2015, 2016)
  • SEC All-Freshman Team (2014)
  • SEC All-Tournament Team (2015)
  • SEC Community Service Team (2017)
  • SEC Freshman of the Week (March 10, 2014, April 28, 2014)
  • SEC Player of the Week (Feb. 29, 2016, March 7, 2016, May 2, 2017)
  • SEC Player of the Year (2016)
  • SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year (2016, 2017)
  • Senior CLASS Award Finalist (2017)
  • Senior CLASS Award First Team All-American (2017)
  • USA Softball Player of the Year Watch List (2016, 2017)
  • USA Softball Player of the Year Top 3 Finalist (2016)
  • WCWS All-Tournament Team (2016)
  SENIOR SEASON (2017)

  • Became the SEC's all-time leader in RBI with 270
  • 270 RBI is the eight-most in NCAA history
  • Became one of only two players in SEC history to amass 250 hits and 250 RBI in a career
  • Broke the Auburn career record for games played (257) and games started (256)
  • Hit .311 with 22 extra-base hits, including 10 home runs, in 61 games played
  • Held a team-high .581 slugging clip and a .480 on-base percentage
  • Hit .319 with runners in scoring position and successfully advanced runners at a .582 clip
  • Responsible for 10 game-winning plays by way of an RBI or scoring a run
  • One of only three players in the SEC to have 40-plus RBI, 30-plus runs scored, 20-plus extra-base hits and 5-plus stolen bases
  • Reached base safely in 32 of 37 regular season games against the RPI Top 75
  • Tallied multiple RBI against Creighton (2/18) and Mercer (2/19)
  • Tied season-high with four RBI versus Liberty (3/3), Charleston (3/5), Illinois (3/18), Alabama State (4/26) and Cal (5/21)
  • Ripped multiple extra-base hit performance in tilt with Illinois (3/18)
  • Tallied home runs in SEC play against Missouri (4/14) and Mississippi State (4/30)
  JUNIOR SEASON (2016)

  • Set seven individual single-season program records, topped the individual career charts in four categories and paced the club to set four team records in a season
  • Broke the single-season records in games started (70), RBI (83), home runs (21), walks (71), on-base percentage (.581), slugging percentage (.880) and total bases (163)
  • Took over the career program records in batting average (.410), slugging percentage (.799), RBI 224 and walks (163)
  • Became the first female softball player ever to be named the SEC Player of the Year and the SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year
  • Her 83 RBI tied an SEC record for the most in a single season
  • Notched two extra-base hits, including a home run, and had four RBI versus Butler (2/13)
  • Went 8-for-15, including three homers and two home runs, had eight RBI and scored four runs in a string of duels with Western (2/27), Indiana State (2/28) and Indiana (3/4)
  • Secured four hits, including two doubles, and scored five times in series sweep versus Georgia State (3/6)
  • Netted four hits, including a double and a roundtripper, with two RBI and two runs in series versus Florida (3/12-3/14)
  • Went 6-for-11 with nine RBI, including a career-high seven in the series finale, to go along with a double and two roundtrippers at Arkansas (4/15-4/17)
  • Laced a pair of solo shots against Texas A&M (5/8)
  • Drilled a home run against Florida State (6/5)
  • Went 4-for-9 with three RBI and a homer in the championship series versus Oklahoma (6/6-6/8)
  SOPHOMORE SEASON (2015)

  • Played in 64 games as the starting third-baseman, batting .391 with 75 hits, 18 home runs and 64 RBI
  • .391 average was good for third-best on the team, while the home run total tied for second-best on the team, setting a new personal-best for home runs in a season
  • Totaled 49 walks in 2015, setting a new Auburn single-season record
  • Became the first Auburn Tiger to be named All-SEC, All-Region and All-American in her first two collegiate seasons
  • Scored a career-high three runs against Chattanooga (2/8) and had another career-high four hits versus Arkansas (4/25)
  • Hit two home runs twice in a game at USF (2/22) and versus UAB (4/8), tying a career-high
  • Hit an astounding .415 in conference play with 27 hits, nine doubles, six home runs and 18 RBI
  • Notched a season-high 17-game hit streak ranging from 2/21 against Dartmouth to 3/20 versus Kentucky
  • Totaled 23 hits during the streak with 25 RBI and nine home runs
  • Had a 2-for-2 game with six RBI and two homers at USF (2/22), the six RBI was a season-high total for the sophomore
  • Of the nine games that Cooper had at least one hit during the NCAA Tournament, six were multi-hit games, going 2-for-3 versus Tennessee Tech (5/15), 3-for-5 against South Alabama (5/17) and 2-for-3 with a home run, a double and three RBI versus Louisiana-Lafayette (5/23) in the Super Regional
  FRESHMAN SEASON (2014)

  • Played in all 62 games as the starting third-baseman for Auburn, batting a team-leading .418 with 74 hits, 10 doubles, 18 home runs and 77 RBI
  • Set Auburn freshman single-season records for RBI (77) and home runs (18)
  • Named to All-SEC Second Team and All-Freshman Team becoming the first Auburn player to do so
  • Named SEC Freshman of the Week twice becoming the first Auburn player to win the award twice in one year since Anna Thompson in 2007
  • Had a season-high four hits versus Ball State (3/15) with another season-high seven RBI
  • Had one multi-home run game occurring at Georgia State (3/26), part of a five RBI day
  • First collegiate hit came in the second game of the year against North Dakota State (2/7), a 3-for-4 game with one run scored and two RBI
  • First collegiate home run was versus Tennessee Tech (2/9)
  • Totaled two seven-game hit streaks, her longest of the year, the last coming on a stretch starting with the second game at No. 15 Georgia and finishing with a three-hit game against South Carolina (5/2)
  HIGH SCHOOL

  • Played for coach Patricia Ball
  • Led Dothan High School to 2011 6A state championship
  • Earned 2013 Alabama Gatorade Player of the Year honors
  • Named to Alabama Super All-State Team and MaxPreps All-American Team
  • Tabbed 6A Player and Pitcher of the Year honors
  • Hit .569 with 22 home runs, 77 RBI to go with 28-13 record, 1.35 ERA and 392 strikeouts as a senior
  • Inducted into the National Society of Collegiate Scholars in 2014 as well as the Golden Key International Honor Society
  PERSONAL

  • Daughter of Jeff and Peppi Cooper
  • Has one sister, Kortney, who played softball at Troy
  • Enrolled in the Ginn College of Engineering
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