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Kasey Cooper
Kasey Cooper

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Dothan, Ala.

High School:
Dothan

Height:
5-6

Position:
INF

Experience:
1L

Bats/Throws:
L/R

NFCA Second-Team All-American (2014)
NFCA National Co-Freshman of the Year (2014)
NFCA First-Team All-Southeast Region (2014)
All-SEC Second-Team (2014)
SEC All-Freshman Team (2014)
SEC Freshman of the Week x2 (March 10, 2014, April 28, 2014)

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...Named NFCA Second-Team All-American along with the NFCA National Co-Freshman of the Year award...Also made the NFCA First Team All-Southeast Region team, marking the first time an Auburn freshman was ever named to the All-Region team and an All-American...Along with teammates Branndi Melero and Emily Carosone, Cooper became one of the first Auburn players to be named to an All-Region team since 2005...Set Auburn freshman single-season records for RBI (77) and home runs (18)...Also named to All-SEC Second Team and All-Freshman Team becoming the first Auburn player to do so...Her home run total is also the most in a season by an Auburn player in program history...Tied with Melero for scoring 70 runs during the season, setting a new Auburn single-season record...Her .418 average was the second-highest for one season in Auburn softball history...Led the team in slugging (.780) and was second in walks (43), only striking out seven times...Compiled a .977 fielding percentage with only four errors, none coming in conference play...Second on the team in batting average in SEC play (.377), playing in all 24 games with 26 hits, three doubles, six home runs and 21 RBI...With runners on-base, Cooper batted .414 (46-for-111) and was .408 with runners in scoring position...Had a season-high four hits vs. Ball State (3/15), after going 4-for-4 with another season-high seven RBI, the most by any Auburn player in a game during the 2014 season...Tallied four RBI or more in a single-game six times (vs. Winthrop, Purdue, Ball State, Georgia State, Texas A&M, Green Bay)...Had one multi-home run game ocurring at Georgia State (3/26), part of a five RBI day in only two official at-bats...Her first collegiate hit came in the second game of the year vs. North Dakota State (2/7), a 3-for-4 game with one run scored and two RBI...First collegiate home run was vs. Tennessee Tech (2/9), another 3-for-4 day with two runs scored and one RBI...Stole two bases in 2014, the first coming vs. No. 16 Missouri, the second vs. Alabama State (4/23)...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 vs. South Carolina (5/2)...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.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played for coach Patricia Ball ... Helped lead Dothan High School to 2011 6A state championship ... Earned 2013 Alabama Gatorade Player of the Year honors ... Also named to Alabama Super All-State Team and MaxPreps All-American Team ... Earned 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 ... Played travel ball for Tennessee Fury.

PERSONAL: Daughter of Peppi and Jeff Cooper ... Has one sister, Kortney ... Sister played softball at Troy University.