A 2007 All-Pac-10 performer who is on the Wallace Award Watch List as a national player of the year candidate...was the winner of the Robert A. Roos Award as Cal's top hitter (.382)...was a standout transfer from Cal State Fullerton where he was a member of the 2006 College World Series All-Tournament team...is an outstanding left-handed hitter who can hit for both power and average...
AS A SOPHOMORE (2007): Was first-team All-Pac-10, batting a team-leading .382 (78-for-204, 3rd in Pac-10, .402 vs. Pac-10) with a team-best 14 doubles, 12 home runs (7th in the Pac-10) and 55 RBI...also had a .627 slugging percentage (5th in the Pac-10), a .450 on-base percentage (5th in the Pac-10), 128 total bases (10th in the Pac-10) and 30 walks...led the team with 26 multiple hit games and 18 multiple RBI games...had a six-game hitting streak from May 6-25 (13-for-19, .684, 2-2B, 2-HR, 8 RBI)...was 7-for-10 with a double, home run and three RBI versus USC May 19-21...went 2-for-2 with a home run and three RBI at UCLA May 6...was 2-for-3 with a two-run homer versus Arizona State Apr. 29...went 6-for-11 with four RBI versus Stanford Apr. 20-22...was 3-for-5 versus Washington State Mar. 30...went 5-for-12 with a two-run homer and three RBI versus Rhode Island Mar. 16-18...was 5-for-9 with two doubles, two home runs and six RBI at the Louisville Cardinal Classic Mar. 9-11, including two, two-run homers versus Kent State Mar. 9...had a six-game hitting streak from Feb. 18-26 (11-for-26, .423, 2-2B, 3-HR, eight RBI)...was named the Feb. 26 Pac-10 Player of the Week, going 10-for-27 (.476) with two doubles, three home runs and eight RBI Feb. 20-26 at San Jose State, Long Beach State and UC Santa Barbara...against UC Santa Barbara was 4-for-5 with a double and two RBI Feb. 25, and 2-for-3 with two home runs and three RBI Feb. 26...went 4-for-5 versus UC Irvine Feb. 3, and finished the series 7-for-12 with an RBI...got a hit in his first at-bat as a Bear Feb. 2...batted .419 (26-for-62) with runners in scoring position...
AT CAL STATE FULLERTON (2006): As a true freshman hit .305 with nine doubles, two home runs and 37 RBI, earning All-Big West Conference honorable mention...flirted with a College World Series record when he had seven consecutive hits in Omaha, tying Terry Francona (1980) and one short of Dave Magadan (1983) and Barry Bonds (1984).led all players at the World Series with a .533 average (8-for-15) with five RBI...went 5-for-5 with a home run and four RBI in a 7-6 Titan win over top-seeded Clemson...
HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL: At Tokay High School in Lodi hit .529, .463 and .529 during his sophomore through senior years, including 13 home runs as a senior and 23 career homers...the past two summers has played for the Brewster Whitecaps in the Cape Cod League, batting .304 with three doubles, a home run and 10 RBI in 2006; and .284 with six doubles, two home runs and 15 RBI in 2007...was named the 2005 San Joaquin Athletic Association MVP and area Player of the Year, as well as a Baseball America and Louisville Slugger All-American...competed in the Sony All-American Game in 2005, and was a member of USA Junior National Team in 2004...majoring in American studies...parents are Dean and Vicki Cooper...born February 12, 1987 in Stockton, Calif.
Cooper's Career Statistics (California) YEAR AVG G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB SO SB 2007 .382 55 204 39 78 55 14 0 12 30 21 2