- class Redshirt Sophomore
- High school Golden
2003 – Redshirt
2002 – Led the team with 29 appearances and 22 starts, while hurling a team-high 19 complete games…Went 12-10 as a freshman with a 2.91 earned run average…Threw a team-high 163.1 innings…Struck out 41 batters, tops on the staff…Led team with two saves…Had an ERA of 0.40 during the Fast Pitch Express College Classic…Had career-high five strikeouts against Akron (3/26/02)…Threw 3.1 shutout innings against Purdue to earn her first career victory (2/15/02)…Beat Texas 2-1, going 8 innings and allowing just one run and six hits (2/17/02)…Hurled eight innings of shutout ball to beat Evansville 6-5 (2/22/02)…Threw eight innings on four different occasions…Started 17 games at third base as well as serving as the designated hitter 23 times…Batted .212 as a freshman, with 24 hits in 113 at-bats…Hit three homeruns and drove in 17 runs…Had five doubles…Tied for team lead with three triples…Drove in four runs in a 12-0 win over Illinois St. (2/3/02)…Recorded first career hit in a win over Florida International (2/2/02)…Hit her first career homerun in a 10-2 win over Morehead St. (3/5/02)…Was 2-for-3 with a homerun, double, three runs scored and two RBI against Arkansas (5/2/02)…Had five multi-hit games…Ended season with a base hit in each of the last three games.
High School – First team All-Conference pitcher in 1998 and 2000… All-State utility player 2000… All-Colorado utility player 2000 (Denver Post & Rocky Mountain News)… Colorado Coaches of Girls Sports All-State selection 2000… Independence Day Tournament All-Star Team selection 1999… Honorable mention All-Conference shortstop in 1997… Also was a First Team All-Conference and All-State selection in track… National Honor Society member 1998-2000.
Personal – Full name is Meghan Leigh Cooper… Parents are Bob and Judy Cooper… Was born March 11, 1983âÂÂ?¦ Sister Jill played softball at Fort Lewis College (Durango, Colo.) and sisters Kelly and Katie played softball at Fort Hays State (Hays, Kan.)… Chose UK over Colorado State and Tampa.
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Q&A with Cooper
Favorite movie: “Pure Country”, “The Princess Bride” and all Disney movies
Favorite band: Dixie Chicks
My favorite sport other than softball is: Hockey and football
If I could see only one professional sports team play, it would be: Colorado Avalanche
The person I admire most is: My parents
My favorite holiday is: Christmas